What a week…

Well this past week has probably been the hardest week of my life. My mom died on January 10, 2010. Sometimes it feels like it happened yesterday and other times it feels like it happened a long time ago. Still trying to grasp all that has happened. So many family members and friends where here to celebrate my mother’s life. I am sure that one day, I will be able to sit down and write all that I remember from this past week, but not right now.

But there are two things I want to mention that happened that I wanted to share right now. We had ask my brother-in-law, Dan, to talk for the family after the mass for my mother. My brother and sister didn’t want to do it and I would have made it through one sentence if I did it. So Dan was the perfect choice to do it. He  wouldn’t break down like I would. Dan was working on what he was going to say a couple of days before my mother’s mass and he was even taking notes at the visitation the night before. He was so funny listening to the stories that my mom’s family and friends were telling us. He even got my nephew, Brad and niece, Pam to send him what they wanted to say about their grandmother.

Well, he wasn’t one minute into what he was going to say before he looked at my sister and me and told us to stop crying. He did a great job!! He had everyone laughing and crying when he was telling stories about my mom. Then when he read what Brad and Pam wrote, I lost it and I think a lot of other people did too. I am waiting to ask for a copy of what he read. Don’t think I could handle it right now.

And after the mass and Dan’s speech, my dad’s cousin’s husband and son sang two songs for my mom. They were “Mi Linda Esposa” — My Beautiful Wife and “Amor Enterno” — Eternal Love. Well those two songs brought a tear to everyone’s eyes. While they sang, I was looking at them, they I had to turn away. Because when he sings this song, he cries. Then I saw my dad and I had to turn away. Then I was looking at my mother and I had to turn away.

My mom amd dad. She was the 8th grade Queen and he was her escort.

I looked up the lyrics to “Mi Linda Esposa” and here are the Spanish and English. Good thing I didn’t totally inderstand the words to the song when they sang it in Spanish. I would have been more of a mess!

Como en aquellos tiempos de nuestra juventud
mi corazón añora tu juventud de rosas
y aun sigo enamorado de ti mi linda esposa
ya nuestro pelo negro de blanco se vistió
ya nuestros hijos viven la juventud hermosa
yo aun sigo enamorado de ti mi linda esposa.

Que dios te guarde para mí eternamente
pues me a de separar de ti solo la muerte
amor como este jamás a de existir
ya nuestro pelo negro de blanco se vistió
ya nuestros hijos viven la juventud hermosa
yo aun sigo enamorado de ti mi linda esposa.

Yo aun sigo enamorado de ti mi linda esposa.

Que dios te guarde para mí eternamente
pues me a de separar de ti solo la muerte
amor como este jamás a de existir
ya nuestro pelo negro de blanco se vistió
ya nuestros hijos viven la juventud hermosa
yo aun sigo enamorado de ti mi linda esposa.

Yo aun sigo enamorado de ti mi linda esposa.
Yo aun sigo enamorado de ti mi linda esposa.
Yo aun sigo enamorado de ti mi linda esposa.

As in those days of our youth
my heart yearns for your youth rose
and I’m still in love with you my beautiful wife
and our black hair dressed in white
and our children live the beautiful youth
I still I still love you my beautiful wife.

May God preserve you for me eternally
for me to separate from you but death
love like this ever existed
and our black hair dressed in white
and our children live the beautiful youth
I still I still love you my beautiful wife.

I even still love you my beautiful wife.

May God preserve you for me eternally
for me to separate from you but death
love like this ever existed
and our black hair dressed in white
and our children live the beautiful youth
I still I still love you my beautiful wife.

I even still love you my beautiful wife.
I even still love you my beautiful wife.
I even still love you my beautiful wife.

Here a YouTube video I found of the song.

Woo… this was a lot for my first blog posting after my my mom died. As a good friend told me when I said that I just want to get back into my routine. She told me that I have a whole new routine, no without my mom and its going to take time. So for those who read my blog, thanks and here’s to seeing what pops into my mind!

Sylvia

One Response

  1. This is a beautiful blog. Thank you for sharing.

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