We just did a memory table.
My dad, sitting (he and my mom hadn't been married in over 40 years, but he gave a very sweet and funny remembrance speech). To the left is my former step-mother and step-sister. I was happy they were there. My brother in law to the right.
After the service, we all went back to my house for some family time. It was wonderful to have everyone there. Brother in law, Wayne, facing on the left, my sister, Kristina and my dad on the right.
The kids had a good time playing in the yard and I was proud of my dogs- they behaved very well with all the company.
It is incredible how much I miss my Mom- I spent a lot of time with her in her last days, and I am happy I was there when she passed. Time gets away and we all get busy. I regret terribly not seeing her more before she was sick. Mother's Day was pretty difficult this year- all the ads for weeks ahead- it was hard.
Us girls and one of the boys went out for lunch the day before Mothers Day to her favorite spot that we took her to in Tarpon Springs on the Sponge Docks and had a beautiful lunch in these pics.
PS we found out that Mother was diagnosed with Stage 3 Kidney disease in 2009 and never had it treated. Mind you she was in the hospital for 6 days and we never heard any of that- my sister called the Kidney Center whose card I found in her rol-a-dex. We were just baffled by the dementia diagnosis and how fast her health declined- nothing was making much sense to us, but this explained a lot. I don't know why she never had it treated or told us for that matter, but that was Mom.