Sunday, November 15, 2009

Missing My Matriarch's

A matriarch is defined in the dictionary as a “strong senior woman, usually a grandmother, who is highly respected by her family and to whom the family turns for advice and help.”

November is a hard time for me, because Mother died November 27th. I am terribly reflective, emotional, and extremely withdrawn during this time. This year, though, I am finding that I am not just missing Mother I am missing the matriarch’s in my family. I think because I am now trying to teach my little girl about how to become a lady, run a household, and take care of others I wish I still had my matriarch’s for wise counsel. With no mother, grandmother, aunt, or sister for advice I feel like I am floundering at times.

Below are the matriarch’s that have gone on to their heavenly reward. They passed away as they are pictured (from left to right). Vicky – my cousin; Aunt Mary Ann – my mother’s sister; Grandmother – my mother’s mother; and my Mom - Janet.


Jeanette said...

I will definately be holding you up in prayer!!! You are such a precious friend to me. I know it is so hare to talk about these feelings - but you ever feel like you need to I will be here for you!!!

Mama Hen said...

My grandmother died 2 1/2 years ago and I still miss her so much. I find myself wanting to still pick up the phone and call her.

April for the Crew said...

This is absolutely beautiful. What a great tribute, and what an awesome picture. Isn't it hard being in the middle? Somewhere between childhood bliss and elderly contentment :-). Love you.