Three years ago I lost my Mom at age 94.It has been a hard thing, and continues to be, dealing with the loss.
I started a journal of my earliest memories of Mom and our life as a way of getting through the grief. It helped me, and it gave the family a glimpse of what our early life was like.
It's mostly just bits and pieces of early memories, but you might be surprised at how much starts to come back when you try to re-capture old times of your past! My earliest memories go back to age three!
Also, thinking back, I believe one starts to realize how certain events worked to help mold the person you ultimately become as an adult!
I wrote this, mainly, for myself and my family, but others might find it of some interest, too.
This idea might be helpful to others, dealing with such a loss!
Also, it gives a little look into what it was like to be of a poor family in the early 1940s and 1950s, in the South-USA.
It shows the power of Family Love, to overcome hardships and be happy, in spite of hard times!
I will be adding posts each day for awhile...
I hope readers will find something useful here!
(Go to my profile - click on- About Mom: my early memories)