A Life Well-Lived – Happy Birthday Mom!
Posted on January 12, 2014
By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb
Some of us were reminiscing yesterday about the big birthday celebration we had for my mother at Shea’s American in January 2010. Just months later in December of that year she passed away. The party turned out to be not only a source of tremendous joy for her but also a lasting gift for the family – a treasured memory to keep – the final time we all gathered together with her the way we had so often over the years.
Wearing a yellow rose corsage, her favorite flower, adorned with seven yellow roses representing her seven children, she was on top of the world that day. There was a large turnout and the buffet was absolutely lovely.
Second to family, her passions were travel, UConn sports and Red Sox baseball. Thanks to her indomitable spirit she continued to enjoy all of those things well into that last year we had with her.
For my mother’s party, I had put together a photo history of her life which was all about family, family, family. Everyone took time to look over the collection of pictures which was actually a history of our lives too.
Truly, it is amazing to think of the generations that were created all because two people fell in love – my parents Cecelia & John.
So on this special day Mom – here is to a life well-lived!