Thursday, April 2, 2009

My Angel Mother





Today is April 2nd. It has been twenty years since my angel mother left this mortal existence, seems like it just happened and that it has been a life time all in one. My mother, Norma Riggs Wright was an amazing women. Health problems, were her Gethsemane, her test in life. She had strength and courage. Oh, how I miss my mother. I miss being able to call her on the phone and have her with a ready answer to my question, for you see she was very wise. My mom knew a lot about everything, from love, to child rearing, homemaking, decorating, gardening, entertaining, the buzz on hollywood, to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, she was a smart lady my mother, and I miss her more than I can express in words. Memories are all I have now, and my memories are tender to my heart. I understand now, why my mother did some of the things she did. Living life has a way of helping us understand....... I miss my mothers smell, her touch, her tenderness, her laugh, her knowledge, her wisdom, her testimony, her humor, her presence. I miss not being able to share my life with her, Jamie was just 2 yrs. old when mother died, the only one who has a lot of memories of her is Jill. I asked Justin not too long ago of his memories of grandma, and they are faded; that makes me sad. My mother taught me how to love, we love deep, we feel deep. Sometimes I think that might be a curse, but, no I am grateful because I know what love is and how to love because of my mother. There is not a day that does not go by that I don't think of her. I know she is not very far away. I have felt her from time to time over the years, and that is a comfort. I need to take the time and write down some stories of experiences from my life with her so that my family can have her brought to life for them. Just know this, Norma was an amazing, beautiful, culture refined woman, she was an angel. I miss her, I love her. It has been twenty years since my mother left this mortal existence.

11 comments:

Jill said...

oooo this is so beautiful mom! It makes me cry listening to the song too! Grandma has been my guardian angel ever since my mission. I have experiences that prove it! Reading these words inspire me to be better and to strive to be more like her. I miss her too. I miss her smell and her touch! I will be thinking about her all day today!
I love you!

The Sprouse House said...

Mom,wow. i felt that you have become who you are because of your mother. How lucky am i to be your daughter and grandmas granddaughter. i wanted to share something with you.. this quote is from President Monson.

"There is gratitude for our mothers.

"Mother, who willingly made that personal journey into the valley of the shadow of death to give us birth, deserves our undying gratitude. One writer summed up our love for mother when he declared, 'God could not be everywhere, and so He gave us mothers.'...
Mom thank you for your post. It helps me want to be all that i can be for Benson. Even though i didnt get to know grandma personally in this life i knew i knew her in the life before we came here. I can learn about her too by how you have loved me, because you said you know how to love because of your mother. I feel Heavenly Father has truely blessed me with a loving mother! i love you mom!

lizjwright said...

To My Dear Sister,
You Gave Our Angel Mother A Beautiful Tribute!
You are a beautiful writer..I have always looked up to you so much. I have read your entire blog..listened to every note..The music you have chosen is almost as Valiant as you are. There is no one like you Lucille. You are so special, talented, creative, loving, and have been blessed with Mother's Special Touch. You may not know this, but I cling to you as the ocean's sands, the limbs to an old oak tree,the wings of our Eagle.. you inspire me and touch my heart so much. I tremble to my knees in prayer and thank my Heavenly Father for the precious Sister you Are. Your children and grand children are mirrors of you..and they touch my heart everyday. Where would I be without such an incredible family like mine? A very scary place. My sisters' are the best! Very strong and so close to the Gospel..I love you all so much and also thank you for loving me.
Always and Forever, Liz

Eliza said...

Thank you for this Lucille. I love Grandma Wright so much and this brought back so many memories. Has it really been 20 years? The day she passed away is imprinted in my memory more than almost any other day in my life. That was one of the hardest times in my life and now here I am 20 years later and going through one of the other hardest times in my life. We were so blessed to have her as our Grandma and I know how very lucky I was to be one of the "older" grandchildren.

Todd and Jacy Skouson said...

I LOVE YOU MAMA! I am crying uncontrollably. I thought of you and Grandma all day yesterday. I miss you both. I loved what you wrote and how you wrote it- you said it so perfect, so beautifully. I love you my dear mama. I miss you. This has been kinda of a tough week. Next week can't seem to come fast enough. (Jack is looking at me kind of funny- wondering why I'm crying, he's never seen me cry). I love you!

Tara said...

Lucille, could it really be 20 years? Now, that I have gone through my mom's health problems, I have a better perspecive of what all you kids had to deal with. She was so young! She left behind rich memories and a strong legacy. I am so thankful for her example, the son and daughters she raised. Such strong people! I am sad to admit some of my memories of Grandma have faded, too. You could always blog about more stories to help keep the memories alive. Love you, and thank you for this post.

Mich n Dan said...

I Love hearing things like this about Grandma. I long to know her so badly. I long to have memories. I know she was amazing and I love it when my Dad brings her up. He does not do it very often maybe because it's hard for him. I feel so privileged to be named after her but often feel that I all short of living up to her legacy. Thank you for this Lucille I loved it. It also made me realize how grateful I am to still have my mother in my life. Thank you for your sweet comment, it was wonderful to see you too. I love you!

The B Family said...

Lucille, that was so touching,so sweet. Even though I have never met your mother she must have been so special. You must also have some of the lovely traits as your cute little mama because you are all those things you mentioned. I have gone private if you would like you can email me at racheellobo@yahoo.com and I will put you on my blog. Love Ya,
Racheel

SHILLVILLE said...

This is beautiful! Your Mom...was like a Mom to me for many years! Time marches on and life changes so quickly. Love your blog... my Rolland has a blog at http://shillville.blogspot.com if you would like to see what's going on in our family. Take care!
Lovies-
Marci Glauser Shill

Anonymous said...

When I think of Norman Wright I see her in the kitchen making enchladas with a specil dash of Pepsi in the sauce. She was always kind to me and made me feel like I was always welcome in her home. I miss her too. What a great tribute to her life.

Love

Dena

Grannie Wright said...

I know this is really old for me to be leaving a comment. It just dawned on me I was in the hospital when this day came and went. Its difficult for mw to talk about my mother-in-law, what a jewel. I love her almost as much as my own mother. She was always there for me. She loved her children like crazy. You grandchildren carry her on. Keep the gospel alive for her and you. Love you all. If no reads this its ok.