A promise.

Have you ever made a promise to someone and it's turned out to be the hardest promise to keep?
When I was back in the UK visiting mum she and I had a little chat about how much the flight had cost for me to travel back.
I said it didn't matter how much it cost.  Where else would I be?
After trying to give me the money for the flight she made me promise not to come back when, as she put it, she wasn't there.  I was to use the money and take the Teenager and hubby away somewhere nice on holiday.
She said that she was thankful for the time we were spending together and she would rather have those few days now than when she was gone.
Today, the day of her funeral and memorial service I have stuck to that promise and it is the hardest thing I have ever done.  
I am here in Texas with my boys, thinking of her and my family.
Have I done the right thing?  I think so.


  1. Difficult day - I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. This is a lovely photo of your Mum - hang on to those memories made when it was taken.

  2. Really hard day for you Liz, whether you were going to be there in person or not. Thinking of you X

  3. These last posts of yours have been difficult to read Liz ... only that I feel a bit of an intruder during this very personal time. Your love for your Mum shines through, and I can only imagine how tough it's been not being with your extended family at this time. I do firmly agree with your wise Mum though, that the time spent with her before was so much more important. A good reminder to enjoy and appreciate those that you care about everyday that you can. Know that you are in my thoughts.

  4. Absolutely have done the right thing! It's what your Mum wanted and she knows how much you love her!!! Sending you many prayers and love.

  5. Just catching up with my blog reading .....a hard decision indeed, but I have no doubt that you made the right- if painful- decision...you were there when it was important for your mum xx


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