Mom is missed and always loved by her children, Bruce, Karen, Brian and Kathy,
lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Christopher, Kennie, TJ, Melissa and Kayla,
and great-grandchildren Julian and James
Memories of her will be shared with grand-daughter Heather
and great-grandkids Alaura, Dominic, Bella and Elija.
As I reflect on Mom, and the numerous ways she blessed my life, I recall how as a kid, I would often see a movie or tv show (or read a book) that had a fascinating woman with an interesting career, and exciting adventures that seemed so glamorous. And I would at times wish to have such a Mother.
In time I realized two things; first being that, of course these were fictional lives. The greater truth is that Mom gave me something better. I can’t recall one instant in my life when I didn’t know, with certainty, that I was loved.
No matter what I did.
No matter who I was, or who I dated.
And more, that she never doubted I could do anything I set my mind to.
I have learned over the years that very many, too many, people haven’t had that blessing.
I also want to add something that my brother said when eulogizing Mum. He focused on three things she taught us; “the first has to do with respect for television comedy, the second with what I want to call ‘no taboos’ and the third with ‘no airs’.“
These have been the foundation of my approach to life- and I suspect my siblings would say the same.
JB’s eulogy quote © Copyright 2007 By J.B. Lyttle
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