Dear Mom

Thunderstorms and Hummingbirds

I think about you, at some point, every single day mom.  Today was no different.  In fact, I woke up fist thing this morning thinking about you, because in the early morning hours, we were having heavy thunderstorms.  You always did enjoy a raging thunderstorm, especially if there was heavy rain, lighting, and thunder.  I remember how you used to like to sit on the porch or in the garage during a good storm.  I like it too.  The storm somehow makes me think of you and feel closer to you.


To let you understand how much my mom loved a good storm, it seemed only fitting that there was a terrible storm on the day my mom died.  I don’t know how much rain we received on that day, but I do know that it was coming down so hard that it was almost impossible for my sister to see while driving us to our dad’s house after having picked me up at my apartment.  In fact, my sister and I both even comment how appropriate it seemed that it was raining on that day and that mom would have really liked the storm that was occurring.  As inappropriate as this may seem to those of you who didn’t know my mom, we even joked that maybe the storm was occurring in her honor.  Mom would have loved that!


You may be wondering, what do hummingbirds and thunderstorms have to do with one another?  Well, usually nothing I’m sure, but for me these to things will be forever linked together.  Those are two things that will always remind me of my mother.  Hummingbirds and thunderstorms are two things that we both have a fondness for and this will always connect us together, even after mom’s death.


So mom, just know how much I enjoyed this mornings thunderstorms.  It woke me up and as I laid there in bed I thought of you and wondered if you were somehow enjoying it too.  I don’t know if there will be any more storms later today or not, but if so they will make me think of you as well.  The only bad thing about the storms, if you can even call this bad, is that they will probably keep the humming birds away.  Oh well, the hummingbirds will just have to come again some other day! 

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