Sunday, June 25, 2006
During the many years after our father's death, the strong alpha woman, our mother,
victim of an orphan disease, heart disease, auto-immune disease, and aging:
So uncomfortable, no longer able to drive her car,
becoming dependent on
beloved others for help with the ordinary tasks of life (though grateful she can
Life would be very bleak indeed if I couldn't read, Mom told us.
So difficult to let go of her distinguished position
of her family of five grown children who leaned on her
love, advice, and approval through many years. Her children
as needy now - grown up, stronger; we have
Mom's children, five of us, who treasure the blessing of
are very grateful for our
- Katie Lashbrook lives in Lawrence.