Friday, May 16, 2008


My mother died January last and I have never written about it. How can you? The pain was so great and still hurts today. You can't pick up the phone and call or run by to see what's going on. You also remember the details of all the things she did, from running you to all the games or just being a shoulder to cry on.
My mother was not a deer hunter, but if we got one she loved to see them and we would proudly show them off to her. She loved the camp and went every weekend. I miss her every day. Peggy Jean Howell.


Marian Love Phillips said...

You can't make the pain go will always be there. All you can do now is remember all the wonderful memories of her and keep that close to your heart.

GUYK said...

Marian is right...I have lost both my parents but I think that they will actually be with me always..what good that there is in me came from them..the bad I picked up all be my lonesome..

Blessed said...

I'm fortunate that neither of my parents have passed away. However, my husband lost his mom 9 years ago and he still picks up the phone to call her sometimes.

SimplyOutdoors said...

It is sad when a loved one passes away, and while I still have both my parents here on earth, I tend to agree with Maria.

It is just a one day at a time thing.

Kristine said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Rex.

I lost my Mom to cancer six years ago this September. She was 56. I always thought we would have a lot more time.

What Marian says is right, treasure the wonderful memories. It does help ease the sadness.

The Hunter's Wife said...

I have to say the first picture of your Mom would make anyone smile from her smile.

It is hard to lose a loved one. I was very close to my Grandma and I think about her everyday.

Othmar Vohringer said...

Loosing a parent is one of the toughest experiences a person can have. I lost my mom over 20 years ago. She went to bed and simply never woke up again. Two years later my dad followed her. The doctor said he died of a broken heart. A year my dear mother-in-law passed away suddenly too and we just now learn to come to terms with it.

Not a day passes by where I do not remember them in some way. Not a day goes by that I am not hurting and feel lost because I still have so much to say and to show to my parents. After all this time it is still very difficult to express my feelings in words.

The best way I have found to cope is by something my dad once said to me on his deathbed. “For as long as you live by our teachings and remember us we will live through you.”

My thoughts are with you.

Ralphd00d said...

Mom's are something. I have been lucky to get to know mine, after so many years of not knowing her. Be blessed with the time given...

Anonymous said...

rex, alittle late post, but there was a woman named romberger, her mom was a gore, her mom walked down the old lovers lane on christmas, her daughter came to get her, asked where she was going on that christmas night, she said going home, she got her mom back home, she went home to heaven that night, many years later, mrs romberger told denise she would leave on christmas, christmas came that year, and she went to heaven, strange things happen we dont understand and dont think can happen, i think you know who the individuals are,

Goon said...

Sorry for you loss. Must say that I know how you feel, it's tough losing a parent. I lost my mom last week as well and there is no way a person can prepare for it.

Anonymous said...

My Friend,

Sorry to hear of your loss.
May God Bless you with comfort and peace.

Mike Carter
Mule Deer Fanatic