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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Shirley Silva Feb 7th, 1932-Sep 15, 2006

Happy Birthday!!

This status has been posting on FaceBook for awhile. Every time I see makes me want to reach out and touch my mother:

My Mom made me laugh...Wiped my tears...Hugged me tight...Watched me succeed...Saw me fall...Cheered me on...Kept me going strong....and drove me a little crazy at times...But moms are a promise from God that you will have a friend forever!..Put this on your status if you had or have a wonderful mom whom you love!


A forever friend, that is the friend who years after she has gone you still can't take her number out of your phone. You still reach for the phone to say. Hi Mom I love you!!! Just to hear her voice again. They talk about comfort food and comfort smells........... the sound of my mothers voice would be the utmost comfort. The more that time goes on somehow the more she is missed. The world jolted to a stop on September 15, 2006. It got back on track but it has never turned exactly the same. Though we lived far apart my adult life and weren't as close as maybe we should have been I felt a shock that I had never in my life felt before. The shock still has rippling effects. 

A forever friend that somehow knew all my secrets growing up ..................... who knew no matter which road I would take that it would be ok. I understand now how very hard it must have been on her when I joined the Army. Leaving shortly after graduating high school. When I got married, had children and traveled the world. I loved that she came and saw us.  When there was trouble in my life she always listened. Maybe didn't tell me what I wanted to hear .... but she did usually give me her opinion. I regret that she was too far away to have impact on my children. That she wasn't right there for those important events of my life or my children's. But that is the life of the military. We never did live close to Connecticut. Colorado, Germany, Missouri but then we had the phone.  Maybe someday I will be able to take her out of my cell phone. Then again ... probably not! I know she is with others that left entirely too soon................... looking over each of us.

This is one of my favorite pictures. My mom and dad were divorced when I was about nine. I always wanted him to come home. He never did. But I have this picture of me with my three children and my parents together. Though Mommy doesn't look very happy. Daddy always seemed to smile. He too is gone now. The world shook bad last June.

I know the world will continue to go around no matter when any of us leave. We only jolt the world of those that we love and that love us. For all three of my children. I am sorry for the pain you will one day have to face .... Jeffrey, John & Justyna the world will go around again.......... I love each of you beyond..............


  1. What a wonderful tribute to mommy. Hard to believe it is 5 years already. Sometimes it seems like just yesterday I spoke with her or was picking her up to go to Erica's for dinner. Just to let you know she is still programmed on my landline and cell as well. I miss her daily as well and often think I have to call mommy to tell her something. I guess it will always be that way. I know that she is with Joseph and Daddy now and they look down on all of us keeping us safe and still helping us go in the right dirsction at times. I Love You Sis and thanks for the beautiful photos.

  2. Felicia, this was a beautiful tribute to your Mom. You lost mine about a year before I lost mine in November 2007. It is a big loss, especially if you felt like you wanted to be closer but never quite got there.

    For what it's worth, your Mom did a great job raising you.

    Take care, friend.