My Mom, Luella Nichols 1928 to 2009
by Lori Valentin
I just wrote how I lost my only son, now I`m writing because 16 months after losing him, I lost my mother, it was for health reasons. She was sick for along time, my son went suddenly, and either way it hurts.
I miss my mom so much. I would call her ten to fifteen times a day, we were very close. She had me late in life, but she would do anything with me or for me. I can still hear her answer the phone, instead of saying "hello" she would answer "hello Lori", then we would laugh and talk about nothing.
She was a good mom, a fun mom, a trusting mom and I could always depend on her no matter when I called or how long I needed to talk. She was 80 yrs old when she died, but before she died she would still come and spend the night with me. I was the child that didn't like spending the night off, so I was allowed to have any number of girls over.
Now I'm raising my granddaughter, so she would come here so Veronica(granddaughter) wouldn't have to leave all her babies and toys. Oh how awesome she was, if I could have picked my mom out, I would have picked her over and over again.
She and my dad were married almost 50 years, now dad's alone. He used to think I was crazy for calling her so much, now if he doesn't hear from me in 2 days, he's calling me. He's even popped in at my house, which he never used to do. I hope my mom sees how close daddy and I have gotten, I know that makes her happy and proud.
So mom I love you and miss you very much. To all the people who have lost a mom, I understand and it doesn't matter how long you have them, it still hurts. I had my mom for 46 years and I wanted more, I know I'll see her in heaven and then I'll have her forever.
Bye mom I love you