Monday, April 1, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

The Most Beautiful of Things

Some of the most beautiful of things in life can not be measured by men.

It is difficult to ascertain the length or depth to which a parent will go for a child or a child for their parent.

It still touches my heart to reach this day, April 1st - April Fool's for some - and I feel the tiniest of pains.

On this day, in the late 1940's, a child was born. She was raised in a small country town of Arkansas. Her adventures eventually led her to receive not one, not two, but three little kiddos in her life, each as unique and different as can be: older boy athlete, middle girl nerd, baby girl who just wanted to have fun.

Through heartaches and struggles, Christmases with very few presents, a neighborhood rocked hard by gangs and drugs, this mother was a praying woman who saw her athlete grow into a proud member of the military, her middle child as a second year college student and her baby girl growing strong when life, it seemed, had different plans for her.

She left this world in 1996, but she left a most beautiful of things: a legacy of love that I hope and pray I can do half as well in passing on to my Chipmunk.

Rest in peace, Momma. You will always be missed.

28 comments:

Ida Chiavaro said...

What a beautiful way to share and honour her memory

SA Larsenッ said...

This was so touching, Angela. ((hugs)) You are a wonderful daughter. I'm sure Momma is very proud of you.

E. Arroyo said...

This is beautiful.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Great way to remember her. I wish the best to both you and the chipmunk.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Very beautiful sharing about your mom. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Laura Eno said...

A beautiful way to remember your mom and how precious life is.

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Maria Zannini said...

You are her legacy, and I know you made her proud.

Happy birthday to your mom. Life may have been short, but she made every moment count.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Touching way to remember your mother. I'm sure you will pass on all of her gifts to your daughter.

Sara Biren said...

How lovely. Thinking of you and your Momma today. <3

LD Masterson said...

It's a blessing to know she lives on in you and in the Chipmunk.

Gwen Gardner said...

OMG, you made me cry. Judging by you, your momma did good, Angela. She'd be so proud.

Linda Jackson said...

Beautifully stated, Angela. :)

Shelley Munro said...

Your Mom did a great job, Angela. Beautiful post. I bet she's looking down and smiling.

Christine Rains said...

That was beautiful. Your mother did a wonderful job.

Nick Wilford said...

Beautiful and touching post. I'm sure you're passing on all her best lessons.

klahanie said...

Dear Angela,

What a beautifully heartfelt message and tribute to your mother. The lessons she taught, the love you know and still know, lives on in your heart and soul, dear friend.

With respect and warm wishes,

Gary

writebackwards said...

So beautiful, Angela! Such a wonderful, positive way of remembering your mom!
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Samantha May said...

A very touching tribute to your mother. Brought tears to my eyes!

Medeia Sharif said...

Beautiful post. Your mother sure did leave a wonderful legacy.

Rum-Punch Drunk said...

What a lovely post in tribute to your mother, who must have been a very special person. She would be so proud to read this.

Susan Oloier said...

Oh Angela (((hugs))). That was truly beautiful and heart-wrenching. What an amazing tribute.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Lovely, Angela. She had to be a wonderful mother to pass so much of what's good and true onto the next generation.

jaybird said...

If I could reach my arms through the screen and give you a hug, I would. Your mother sounds like an amazing woman who left you a legacy of wisdom and blessings, wonderful warm memories and a life time of love to draw upon. When you miss her so bad it hurts remember you will be with her again one day. xo

Julie Flanders said...

I'm so touched by this, Angela. I lost my dad last year and know I will always miss him no matter how many years pass. This post is a beautiful tribute to a woman who was obviously very special.

Candilynn Fite said...

Hon, I've been meaning to stop by and respond to this post for three days now! But a series of doctor appointments have kept me away from home. I just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you, and I so admire you and all that you are. I have no doubt that to your Chipmunk, you've hung the moon and the stars, and as far as leaving a legacy of love, I know you will. (((HUGS)))

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Angela,

I lost my mother too, so I understand. Hugs.

raelynbarclay said...

What an amazing and beautiful tribute to your mum!! {{hugs}} my friend. I know she'd be SO proud of you.

Deniz Bevan said...

{{hugs}}

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