My Mama's funeral was today. I am so sorry she is gone, but glad this day is over. Had I the courage to speak at her funeral this is what I would have said....
Being her only daughter I was often spoiled by her generosity. The irony was that being spoiled by her love left me with little knowledge of how to handle the complications in life. You see, she always appreciated the little things in life. She taught that it is better to give than to receive and to never ask anything in return. Mama loved many things in this life that we take for granted. That first cup of coffee in the morning. The smell of burning leaves in Autumn.
But most importantly, she loved me for me. Just as I am. The unconditional love she shares is life changing. For those of us lucky enough to have had the opportunity to know her and love her are all better off for it.
Oh, She wanted more for me, of that I have no doubt, but given all that she gave I could not have asked for more except maybe to have her think more of herself than she did of others. When you made a connection with her it was for life. She had a wicked sense of humor and even at her worst she found many things to laugh and reminisce about.
The memories and stories that she told will be with me forever. Those of you that knew her and loved her all had a special connection to Mama and in that her memory will live on forever.