Thursday, August 18, 2016

Reflection In the Big Glass Window ...

Reflection In the Big Glass Window ...
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/aka GeeGranny on Twitter

My mother, Daisy Earlene Strother, as a young woman.  So beautiful, vibrant ...

Sometimes it's best not to look back for the pain. By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.

As I was walking from the pickup to the store ... I saw something moving ... I looked up to see the big glass window on the front of the store.  Mama!

In the glass for a moment I saw my mother ... then, I saw myself.  I had to lower my eyes to the pavement ... I couldn't bear to look any more.  My mother ...

I walked into the store without looking back at the glass front.  My thoughts were on my mother who died September 09, 2001 ... we picked her ashes up at the funeral home on 9-11.  There are things I can't bear to think about that happened before, and around my mother's death.  I don't like to think of my mother.  Hurts too bad.

I began thinking of all the years the store has been there.  I thought of how my mother went to that store many, many times through her life ... how many times her reflection showed up in the big glass window on the front.  I had never had this thought before ... until I saw her reflection for a moment in the window.  For a moment ... I reflected her in that big glass window.

Note by this Author:  

I miss my mother very much.  I try never to think of her ... the pain is great.  All that surrounded her death that I learned through time by seeing, being told ... break my Heart.  All my family have died ... and many of them died before their time.  Life can be very sad ... painful.  Sometimes it's best to ... not think about the past.

Photos/true story are owned, written by me ... Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.


  1. Don't be sad. Most likely it means that your mom was thinking of you. Another thing is also that you now reflect her in a way and you are living for her which she no longer had a chance to do. Either way your mom will always be beside you and watching over you. I think it's wonderful you had that moment. I have had moment however brief that I have seen my mom. I treasure them all knowing that she is not far from me.

  2. I can honestly say I don't know how it feels to lose the loved ones as you have lost. Just know I am always here for you. Love, Ms. Nancy