One of the most difficult adjustments to Rachelle and is not having our Mothers in our lives. There are many occasions the pop up such as Mother’s Day, birthdays, Joeys Graduation or just a simple conversation to let them know how things are going.
May has definitely been one of the hardest months.
Mothers Day and my Mom’s birthday were always so close to each other. I always felt like sometimes she got slighted but she never cared. We still celebrated.
With both Carol and my Mom gone, it definitely is another feeling. Rachelle has been so amazing taking on the role of both but I know she still wishes she had their strength to lean on.
I know both of their strength and love will always run through her more than she will ever know.
Carol Passed away on May 22nd, 2019. This month would be year one that she had left us. She has had such a lasting impression on our family. Even Carol’s youngest grandson Gus still talks about “BaBa”. I see my wife many times look at her phone and wonder if it is her mom as well as want to text her bout things going. They had such a very strong bond.
After running for my Mom the end of last year I made a decision that Mom’s and Carol’s passing dates will always be the automatic Honor Runs that I do every year. The Greenwood Cemetery where she laid to rest is a little less than 8 miles away from our home. I have been doing at least 1 – 10K a week in my training so I asked Rachelle what she thought?
Rachelle – “You got this baby”
7.64 Miles – Haysville to South Wichita (Greenwood Cemetery) – 1:33:04
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future – Proverbs 31:25