I couldn't let this day go by without sharing something, and
I will try my best to make it more light-hearted than I feel.
5 years ago today my Mom, Catherine Olejnik (Pollock), passed away suddenly. She had multiple pulmonary emboli, which are blood clots in the lungs.
Being in the medical field, sadly even though I was not there, I know all to well, everything that went on. It's really hard for me to think about that part so I try not to. My poor aunt Julie (my mom's sister, who is a nurse) was there through it all. I am so grateful that my mom had Julie with her.
My Mom was a fabulous woman and truly the most AMAZING mother.
There are so many fond memories I have that I could tell you about, but it would take me years!!
I will keep it short, although I know this post is more for me than anything else!
She was one of those people that just made everyone feel good,
she had a way about her.
She was kind, thoughtful, stubborn, warm, creative, nurturing, goofy, gentle but tough when she needed to be, strong, independent, smart, honest, selfless, giving, stubborn (did I say that already!), dependable, she was my rock. And oh so much more.
I'm sure I have shared these pictures before but I still haven't dug through the boxes to find new ones.
Maybe I can try to tackle that now!
Mom, I love you so very much, not a day goes by that I don't think of you.
5 years feels like forever and like yesterday.
I promise you will never leave my heart and that I will continue to strive to be the person you (and I) wanted me to be.
Give my little bean a hug & kiss for me,