Sadly, I am unable to celebrate Mother’s Day today with my mother Ellen (pictured here in 2004). She passed away more than five years ago from ovarian cancer.
Despite being only about 5’2″, my mother had an incredibly large presence.
Why was this? Well, there were several reasons.
– She lived each day as if it were the best day of her life. There would be so many times I would hear “my sandwich was the greatest” or that she and her friends “had the best time.”
My mother truly savored every minute of life, a trait which she inherited from her father, my grandfather Max.
Her happiness and exuberance would completely transform the energy of a room.
– She had a trademark laugh that could be heard from the other side of the house. Everywhere you went with her, it was just a matter of time before that laugh would come out. And everyone knew her by it. Read more »