Happy Thoughts

Tomorrow (Monday) would have been my mom’s 54th birthday. I posted last year about what would have been her 53rd birthday. Like that day, I’m choosing to celebrate the good years of her life rather than those riddled by young onset Parkinson’s Disease.

If you’re in Lexington, you’ve probably already heard from me regarding the Business Lexington Trivia Bowl to benefit Parkinson’s Disease Research. If you haven’t yet heard about it, then click here to read all about it. I really want to recruit as many people as possible to participate in this event.  If you want to read about how Parkinson’s Disease affected my mom, you can also read that story at the link I just posted.

Anyway, I’m going to focus on some good memories of my mom instead of dwelling in sadness:

  • She cooked a mean Thanksgiving dinner
  • She decorated pretty Christmas trees
  • She would sing silly songs in the car to make us laugh
  • She always let me have sleepovers
  • Everyone thought she had the prettiest, widest smile- and she did.

So today, I’m happy that I had her for the time I did, even if it was too short.

This upcoming week will be busy. Need to get ready for my cruise – leaving on Friday! Plus a lot of stuff going on at work. Hope everyone has a great start to their week. If anyone has any last minute cruise advice, let me know!

  • http://thejourneytofit.wordpress.com/ Danielle

    This is such a sweet post. I’m so sorry you lost your mother – especially so young – but it’s great to see you remembering all the amazing things about her! Best of luck with the fundraiser. And have an amazing time on your cruise!!

  • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

    Thanks Danielle, I appreciate it!

  • iBirgitta

    Impressed how you try to turn something so sad into a something positive like a fundraiser. Still, must be hard…

    Good luck with preparing for the cruise, I noticed you were busy the last days, will you be blogging from the cruise? (maybe you shouldn’t, because than it would be a real holiday, but I sure hope so :)

  • http://abetterlesserme.blogspot.com/ D…

    What a beautiful, brave post! Your approach is wise and certainly admirable :-)

  • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

    Hey! I have some posts I wrote over the weekend that will post while I’m away, and I might do 1 post from the ship, so there will probably be a post every day.

  • http://www.mizfitonline.com MizFit08

    late to this but inspired by your attitude none the less.

    and friday?

    finally :)


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  • Maia

    I remember those sleep overs! I think half of them were spent belting “Rent” at the top of our lungs. Your Mom was amazing and I still remember her fondly and vividly.

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      Maia, thank you so much for commenting on this. I have a picture of you and
      my mom laughing at one of our sleepovers- it always makes me smile :)

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