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Saturday:) A Special Birthday In Heaven

6 Jun


Mother, you left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, although we cannot see you, you’re always at our side.



Mourning doves whisper, while the cardinal sings,

They chirp and fly past me on soft angel wings.

Today, seven butterflies brushed past my face,

Reminding me that Mom’s in a special place.

Today is her birthday, so now you can see,

Why these winged creatures were following me.

I asked for a sign, before she slipped away,

“When you’re up in heaven, send a sign you’re okay.”

Maybe it’s Mom, or just a sign from above,

My angel in heaven is sending her love.


~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


Today has always been special, and I was usually in Chicago on June 6th to help celebrate Mom’s birthday on this day. So many beautiful memories of this beautiful angel. I’m sitting here crying, watching this video of my memories of Mom. Oh, but they are such happy tears. Trini graced this earth for over 90 years, and that alone is something to celebrate. She made the world a better place and everyone who had a chance to meet her adored her.

I know she is in heaven, because she sent us a sign, her two pennies beneath her mural. Not everyone gets a sign from an angel, but I knew if anyone could, it would be Mom.

So, Happy Birthday MOM!!!! Save me some cake and ice cream.


Friday:) Just A Few Words

17 Mar

“Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.”

Helen Hayes


Only a few words to describe today.

We will miss you Mom. Love you!

Saturday With Mom:) Some Snow And Some Other Stuff

18 Dec

“Sometimes it’s the same moments that take your breath away that breathe purpose and love back into your life.” 

― Steve Maraboli


I never thought I’d miss the snow, but to share the view and the day with my sweet Mom, now, that is a perfect day. This is the view from her balcony window. We are all toasty warm inside…very warm…Mom keeps her thermostat somewhere between 82 degrees and the boiler room of Hades. 

We started off the day with chorizo, potatoes, and eggs wrapped in a warm tortilla. Ah…home cooking and memories.

Then, we took a nap. We have a lot in common with babies. All we do is eat and sleep. Not really. We had some fun painting. (We were being silly, too.)

Mom and I are making memories and making a mess in the kitchen. 

Last night, we had Black Russians. It was Friday night, and that’s my Friday tradition, and Mom was kind enough to join me. 

Extraordinary memories with Mom.

Montage Monday and Meet Da Mamma

24 Mar

Washington Irving

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” 
― Washington Irving
Thank you to all my wonderful friends who stopped by to meet Mom tonight. I have the world ‘a greatest mom and the greatest friends.