I realized on Sunday that it would have been my mom’s 90th birthday this year. And my Dad would have been 90 in July….now I know better than to believe I would have had them until 90, but it is still inconceivable that they would be this old!
I wanted to share some photos of them with you…another time, another place, another lifetime ago…..
Charles Robert Burgess at 7 months old.
At 4 years old…..
In high school….
My folks when they graduated…..
The only baby photo I have of my Mom, she is the little towhead on the right……the other sweet little girl is my Aunt Phyl.
My mom as a young girl in love….
In high school….
During World War II..
Right after the war….
My folks back in Eau Claire on vacation in 1975. They would both be gone by 1983.
It is hard to fathom that everyone connected with these two, fathers, mothers, siblings, all gone but one. Whole families passed away….I miss each and every one of them….there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of my Mom and Dad….how in the world could they have been 90 this year????? To hard to fathom, because it means they have been gone much too long.
A year ago on Father’s Day this is where Scott and Rianna, his daughter were….on his patio enjoying a good day.
We had just found out that he was ill…..and hoped to get him to the Cancer Treatment Center of America in a few days….it just wasn't’ to be…he was gone in a little over a month. This is where we were this morning…..
Rianna wanted to celebrate her Dad’s birthday, he would have been 52. Her pain is not diminished at all, and it won’t be for quite some time. I know how she feels and I wish I could have kept her from this heartache. This is still so wrong…..so very very wrong…..how can people that mean so much to us be so far away????? Just to hear their voices, or see their smiles…..but it is not to be here on this earth again …..still missing all of you….
Thank you my friends, for letting me feel safe enough to write these feelings down and put them out there and know I won’t be judged.