Silver Lining: Angel Day

December 13, 2011

Angel Day

This morning, I went to a snowy graveyard.

I brought a single red gerbera and a box of hot tamales.

I also brought balloons the color of the sky, and the color of her eyes.

They had notes and pictures tied to them.

And I know she's beyond the sky, but the sky was the closest I could get. 

So I sent them into the sky. 

I just took a deep breath, and let go.
And they floated upwards. I watched until I couldn't see them anymore.

They went straight to heaven.

My beautiful mother went straight to heaven two years ago today.

Today, be a little kinder, a little more gentle. Help someone. Put people before things. Do it for my angel mother. For my angel mother who served and loved and said "life is too short to slow down for speed bumps."

Eat hot tamales for her. Laugh for her. And don't slow down for speed bumps. 

I love you mom. Happy angel day.

"Everything I am or ever hope to be I owe to my angel mother." Abraham Lincoln


  1. *sniff* Where's the kleenex! Love you.

  2. love this! and ditto to julie; except i need a blanket sized hanky.

  3. beautiful brooke.i love you.

  4. this was beautiful. i'm all teary eyed now. your mother sounds like such a wonderful person. what a happy reunion you will have when you see her again. i'm sure she is watching over you and is so incredibly proud of her beautiful daughter. thanks for being a strong, amazing example to all of us.


  5. Beautiful way to remember her. :)

  6. Roxanne Jacobs BoshardDecember 13, 2011

    Beautiful ~ I am ever so grateful you would share your day with us ! A lovely tribute to your Mum ~

  7. You are so beautiful, thank you for sharing this with us.

  8. What a beautiful way to honor and remember.

  9. This is so sweet. It brought tears to my eyes! What a wonderful way to remember your mother.

  10. I love you Brooke! How special is that!

  11. This really touched my heart Brooke, seriously beautiful and a perfect way to remember and show her you love her as she looks over you. Also thanks so much for the comment on my eyes, non creepy way taken too ;)

  12. Beautiful Brooke. They are always with us and what an amazing way to remember an amazing woman.

  13. This is BEAUTIFUL! Bless you and your sweet mom!!

  14. I'm so glad to know both you and your mom. Such wonderful, kind people! Thanks for this beautiful post!

  15. I'm so glad to know both you and your mom. Such wonderful, kind people! Thanks for this beautiful post!

  16. What a beautiful post, and a wonderful, touching tribute to your angel mother!

    She is with you EVERY second....angels are great like that. :)

    Thinking of you! HUGS!!!!!!

  17. What a beautiful tribute. Made me cry. :) I'm sure it is a huge comfort to you to know she is still out there and with you all of the time. :)

  18. I love that you're able to celebrate your mother's life in this way. This post made me teary but I'm glad I read it, anyway.

    Beautiful pictures!


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