This week, I lost my mom and I lost a big piece of my heart along with her. She was a wonderful woman and an incredible mom who always loved and supported me no matter what. She loved her family--her kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren, our large extended family, and the many friends that she adopted as family. She loved the beach--whether Oregon or Hawaii. She made the best cookies ever and she gave me my love of cooking and of making and eating soup. ;-) She enjoyed watching me cook and would very willingly try new things because I made them. She was proud of my blog--although not a computer person and when we were visiting she would help me cook, plate the food, take photos, and then choose the ones to use. She called Max her "grandchild" (since I told her he was the only one she was ever getting from me) and would 'talk' with him during our phone calls--sure she could interpret his many different meows. ;-) That's only a brief glimpse of the great, strong and loving woman that she was and why I love her so much. I will miss her more than words can express.
Flora Elizabeth Christensen
I'm not sure yet how long I'll be on hiatus but I'll be back to blogging once I feel ready.
Mahalo for your understanding, support and friendship.