Yesterday,  a dear friend of mine, whom I taught school with 40 years ago, buried her 94 year old mother.

8 years ago today, I buried my 84 year old mother.

Before, I went to the grave side service site, I decided to pay my respects to mother.
I was taught that it is disrespectful to visit other people’s graves,
when you are at the cemetery for another funeral.

I did not want to be disrespectful, but the yearning in my heart to pay my
respect to my mother, overrode a rule that was created many years ago,
by individuals who did not know me and my mother or our relationship. 

When I arrived at my mother’s grave site, I immediately noticed a
single perfect purple bloom nestled within the green myrtle ground
cover that blankets her grave.
What a “love”ly surprise, myrtle blooms in
late March and April.

Not my father’s, nor my grandparents’ graves had a blossom within the myrtle…
only my mother’s.

The bloom encouraged me to smile and think about the joy and love that
blossoms in my heart whenever I think about my mother!

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  1. Mari on September 30, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    What a beautiful post. You set a loving example for mothers and daughters everywhere.

  2. Sheila Glazov Author Speaker on October 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you for your comments! I’m glad you found the my post helpful. I hope you do visit my blog again and log onto my website and take the Brain Quizzes. I think you and your friends would have lots of fun with the Brain Color information.  I’m going to visit UK Students Community. Cheers, Sheila

  3. Sheila Glazov Author Speaker on October 1, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks, Cuz. Yes, we are cut from the same “Orange Brain Newman Cloth” that is cut on the bias, so it can stretch (the rules). My mother and father were always so proud of you and your father, and they had a special place in their heart for you and your sense of humor! (me too!)
    Hugs, Sheila

  4. Sheila Glazov Author Speaker on October 1, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you Mari. It was easy… My mother was a loving and beautiful woman on so many levels! Hugs, Sheila

  5. karen hanrahan on October 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I think your mom knew you were coming to visit and she wanted you to be filled w/ that joy when you arrived. Very cool.

  6. Sheila Glazov Author Speaker on November 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    oops, sorry, for this delayed response. Yes, I thought it was very cool, joyful and comforting!!!

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