I got a heavy heart today, Internets. My friend Lu's mom just passed away only an hour or so ago. Miss Emmie was her name and I always considered her one of my "extra" Moms growing up. I spent so much time over at her house growing up with Lu, I thought of it as a home away from home. I went on a few family vacations with Lu growing up so you could say she was definately an extra mothering influence in my life.
Now, Miss Emmie was a fine Christian woman who loved the Lord more than anything. I just feel if she could pick a day to go home and meet her Savior...Sunday would be her pick. If you don't believe in God, please don't use this post to comment on in a negative way. I'm grieving here and my heart is hurting.
I have so many memories of this lady. She handled a bunch of giggly girls pretending to be Girl Scouts without batting an eye for years. She knew Lu and I snuck out of the house as teenagers and that we even took the car for a joyride. Yet, she only said years later that all she did was pray that we'd get home safe. And we did. (uh....sorry Mama for telling you about that in a blog) She cooked southern style and you never went hungry at her house.
Now, I have a friend who will have to learn how to go through life without her Mama. And I know we all come to that day sooner or later. I'm not looking forward to it at all. My world without my Mama is something I can't even fathom. I only hope that I can provide some level of comfort when I see her.
Lu and I have been through thick and thin since meeting and becoming friends in the second grade. She stuck by my side when my Grandaddy passed away years ago and I want to be glue for her now.
She reads my blog on a regular basis and if you are inclined, my Internet friends, a word or two would be mighty appreciated.
I am off to pack and mentally prepare myself to ride alone with a 3 year old who has to potty every 30 minutes. The Man is holding down the fort with the girls whilst I am gone. Can't wait to see how he handles the single parenting gig for a couple of days.
I'm just sad.
I'll treasure the memories, Miss Emmie. Heaven is happy you're home.