Sunday, August 19, 2012

August 19th

Today is August 19th. A year since my mom’s stroke. That extra year of time that I’ve had with her that I could have so easily not had.

This year has been the hardest year of my life, but also the most beautiful. It’s part of a long goodbye, but it’s also a time to know my mom more deeply. I’ve grown closer to my family, closer to my friends, and closer to Jesus.

And I’ve had a year to be with my mom. To watch Gilmore Girls and So You Think You Can Dance with her. To look through old photo albums with her. To make her scones and pies and other tasty things. To sit with her, to talk with her, to laugh with her, to cry with her. And to tell her, over and over again, that I love her.

So today is a special day, even if it feels ordinary. It marks an epoch in my life, even as I know that this long goodbye isn’t over yet. But I won’t overthink it. Today I’ll just enjoy time with my mother, and tell her I love her again and again.


  1. that's a really lovely picture of the two of you - hugs to you both

  2. I can't believe it's been a year. No wonder I thought of you today :) Love to you and your family!

  3. This year has been such a beautiful year, full of blessings and miracles. I've been thinking of you so much lately and praying for you and your family.

    I miss you.

    All my love,


  4. Katye, you are amazing and so strong. All thanks be to God for preserving your Mom's life and restoring yours. Much Love, Eboni

  5. Beautiful picture! You are a precious gift to your mom, your family, and to all who get to read this blog. Thank you!

  6. It's been a while since I've read your blog, and this entry was a great way to get re-acquainted. I think of you and your family often and keep you in my prayers when you cross my mind. I know you already know that every second counts, and in a way, knowing that is a gift. I hope you and your family continue to have long-lasting memories.