Keep it Real Wednesday
October 5 ,2022
What have I learned from Rosemary (Conclusion, Story Telling)
Rosemary loved to tell stories and had a steel trap of a mind in retelling them. She could remember every detail about events and people and times in history.
I too have many stories to share, many of them you may have read on the blessing bike blog before but the story I want to share with you today is one of the last stories my mom told me.
A few weeks or so before Mom passed away, we were riding the blessing bike on a snowy day and she said to me “You know, I thought I was ready to lose my mom and I really wasn’t.”.
Rosemary went on to say, “Even though my mom was ill and in her late 80’s…. I wasn’t ready. I really miss her. I was surprised at how much I miss her and still do.”
There was some quiet between us as I said to Rosemary…
“Mom, are you worried about me after you pass?”
Rosemary said to me, “I am not worried, you will be okay, BUT I think you will be surprised on how much you miss me.”
I laughed a bit, brushed off the moment as the tears were cold running down my check and I just peddled.
But you are right Mom.
I do miss you more that I knew I possibly could.
I love you.
Thank you for all the lessons.
Good night, God Bless
(Pictured: Our last snowy ride in January before Rosemary passed away)
Final note: Today is bittersweet as I share with you the very last issue of “What have I learned from Rosemary”. Follow us next week on the next direction of Keep it Real Wednesdays.