Kathryn Carlson McCloskey
June 30, 1929-October 23, 2018
My mom passed away this past week. Her little body was just wearing out, and shutting down. I was so thankful to spend her last days with her. After her Memorial Mass, my sister, nephew and I spoke. Here are the words that I shared.
Thank you everyone for coming today.
I was married to my beloved Rich for 43 years, in this very church over 48 years ago, but my longest relationship was with my mom for over 69 years, and 8 months.
She taught me how to love and be loved.
She passed on the seasonal decorating gene to me and how to make a cozy home.
She had such a sense of style and always looked so fashionable, with matching shoes, belt, jewelry, and cute clothes. I always try to look my best because of her. She always sent me home with clothes from her closet, and they were always bought on sale. In fact, this dress I have on today, my mom sent home with me last summer.
Even though my mom didn't like to cook, she always had such good, home cooked meals. She let me cook in her kitchen from when I was just a little girl.
Mom and I always laughed and laughed together, We always thought we were so funny and just cracked each other up. She was such fun!
Mom taught me to say my prayers and to believe in God.
Mom was always interested in what I was doing each day, and when I'd tell her, she'd say, "Oh, you're so lucky!" She loved hearing about all of our family, and the grandchildren, and great great children.
It was such a gift and an honor to help care for mom, along with my angel of a sister, Amy, during her final days on earth and her transition into heaven.
I will continue to try my best to make both of my parents proud. There will always be an invisible umbilical cord between mom and I until I'm with her in heaven.
She was so loved and will be so missed.
Even though it was such a sad event, it was happy at the same time. I saw a friend from elementary school, another from high school, two families of now grown ups, that I babysat for years ago, a special cousin and her husband, my wonderful friends that we had in Ohio, then moved to Texas, and were in Columbus to visit, and nieces, nephews, a brother and sister-in-law, and three of my four kids that came into town. It was so nice to connect and share memories of someone that touched so many lives.
Thank you for your kind visit. xo
I am sharing with these lovely parties: