Friday, May 6, 2016

Happy Mother's Day ...

Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers ... I still remember being a mother once to a most special son ... Tommy. Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

Today ... I was told several times ... Happy Mother's Day!  I only smiled, said thank you.  I didn't even bother to say that my son died 6 years ago ... only a short time after Mother's Day in 2010.

That was the last Mother's Day I ever had with my son, Tommy. He died May 29, 2010 with 3 blockages to his heart.  He collapsed on the sand while playing with his 3 year old son at Myrtle Beach.

This Mother's Day I won't cry ... at least I think that.  I've coped with my grief ... though at times it slips up on me.  I admit lately there have been some times I've almost cried when I thought of him, when Skip and I spoke of him.

As a mother ... I won't ever stop being a grieving mother.  I don't have to cry now, to grieve. I just grieve quietly ... always, but ... in a positive way.  I loved my son with my very Heart.  I've accepted he's gone now ... I can't bring him back no matter what.

I would like to wish every mother a wonderful, special Mother's Day with their children ... their sons.  I don't have my only child, my son now, but that doesn't stop me being happy for other mothers.  You are so fortunate.  I'm so fortunate to have had my son for 40 years.  

Happy Mother's Day from my Heart.  <3 Gloria <3

My son, Tommy with his little son, Taban.  (Date is wrong on photo) ...

Note by Author:

I miss my son with my very Heart.  I miss the sound of his laugh, soft-spoken voice, the twinkle in his eyes.  I miss Tommy, my son.   I also, miss my grandson.


  1. I am so sorry Tommy is gone. I am thinking you have the pups to be a mother to. I know it isn't the same but the pups would not be the same without you. To the pups----you are their mother. What would they do without you? Where would they be without you? You are the next thing to a mother they have. Love, Ms. Nancy

  2. Tommy is with you both and always will be till you meet again.