This is a sad time for me. Yesterday my beloved mom lost her battles with nearly twenty years of multiple illnesses. She fought tougher than anyone I have ever known. She remained positive and sunny until the very end, these past two months of extreme trauma the first time she ever expressed being tired. She passed peacefully with her eldest daughter and family by her bedside.
I hesitated to share my sorrow here since The Darcy Saga is for my novels. But then I remembered that it is also my blog. The place where I can personally interact with my readers; where I can show my personality and allow small portions of Sharon’s world to be revealed. Well, my mom was, and always will be, a huge part of who I am. Numerous influences fashion us into the mature adults we become, but few are as significant as our moms. I was blessed with one of the best moms God ever put on this earth.
This is for her. A memorandum.
Marjorie Jo Underwood Hudson Shelly
Nov. 30, 1937 – Sept. 25, 2009
Mom at 19 years of age
July 1985. Me, my sister Janis, and mom.
July 19, 1986. My wedding to Steve. My dad Ed Hudson and my mom.
Mom with her grandbaby girl, my Emily. 1988.
June 1997. Mom with her grandbaby boy, my Kyle at 4 years old.
This past August. Our last time with our adored grandma and mom. Praises to God for His grace and mercy in granting a reprieve so we could visit and show our love. We will miss you, mom.