Author Archives: Tracey Ebert

Mama’s Shoes…

Mama will be gone a year next week.  As many of you can relate, it seems like ten years and it seems like last week.  Since she passed, we slowly but surely go through things of hers which never gets … Continue reading

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Moments with Mama… and the Godfather

279 days ago, Mama went to heaven.  Part of me wanted to run behind her and part of me left with her.  Alzheimers did all it could to take from us, and yes, it succeeded in taking two things most … Continue reading

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Little notes…

Caroline’s birthday is next week and so odd it’s timing, I opened a journal this morning I’d not used in a while and in it was this note Mama had written herself obviously as a little reminder we needed to … Continue reading

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As the tassel turns…

One of my favorite writings is the one about the dash. I’m sure most of you have heard it but essentially it talks about the dash on our tombstones.  The date before the dash is of course the date we … Continue reading

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Moments with Mama… I’m not Motherless.

Just recently, I was at Mama’s, and on occasion, Daddy and I will go through a cabinet or drawer and see what in the world she’d tucked away.  In a cabinet we’d been in before was this photo, really big … Continue reading

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Moments with Mama… the Gift

Twenty-four days ago, my Mama went to heaven.  It’s taken me these three weeks to put this on paper because it’s so precious to me and it’s hard to share right now… it’s on my heart every day.  When someone … Continue reading

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Moments with Mama… the Bouquet

I share this here so I can keep it with memories I’ve kept of Mama.  I wrote it a few nights ago, a short time before she left us.  I was watching her breath, her little heart struggling, and I was … Continue reading

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Moments with Mama…the Gift

This week, I experienced something that may seem so insignificant to some, especially if you’ve not seen how much Mama has changed this summer, how little she’s responding in her movement and expression, but to me, it was the memory … Continue reading

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Moments with Mama…letters to Linda

Mom’s doctor made a house call today to see what had changed with her in these last couple of weeks.  When he left, we were all changed.  He told us he’s fairly certain she’s had a stroke.  We were not … Continue reading

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Moments with This Mama…

Well, it’s Mother’s Day, and I am grateful. To my first born child, the squeakiest baby I know, I love you.  You taught me how to hold your head, while Mawmaw and Pawpaw kept saying, “Now hold her head.”  You … Continue reading

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Oh Mama…another Mother’s Day

As I sit here in the dark, Mama is asleep in the next room. Mother’s Day is, well, not the same anymore, to say the least. When I think of what Mama has lost, I can’t even take it all … Continue reading

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Moments with Mama…and Little Debbie

My Mama was a great cook, she just never wanted anyone in the kitchen “under her feet” when she was cooking – that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.  Seriously though, Mama worked full-time as long as I could … Continue reading

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Moments with Mama… God-sent moments

The Moments with Mama are ever changing and always hard to absorb.  Every day is a learning experience to which many of you can relate.  For going on a year now, we’ve not been able to understand Mama’s sentences or communication … Continue reading

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Moments with Mama…Linda and the Lipstick

Last night, Mama and I made our usual route around the big metropolis of Mebane.  Oh, occasionally, we’ll head to the big city of Burlington (have to pack a lunch:) and get a Dunkin’ Donuts coffee or a Zack’s Hotdog, … Continue reading

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Moments with Mama…the last prayer

I wanted to write this jubilant post about the new year, and yes, there are so many things I’m excited about. God has been so doggone good to me, it definitely surpasses my understanding, and I don’t like being down … Continue reading

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