Thursday, July 7, 2011


Well... tomorrow, July 8th, is the 2-year anniversary since my Kimi went to heaven. I cant believe I haven't spoke with my mama in two years... there was a time that going two hours without speaking with her was difficult. I still of course feel her presence and know she is near. But, losing her is still the deepest pain i know. And, there are days that pain comes rolling in like a freight train. She was the most love i have ever experienced. And, I am so grateful to have had such a wonderful mother who loved me so.

There is so much i loved about my mom... She was so humble, lovable, sweet and childlike! 

Here is one of my favorite stories about my mom:
Before Caleb and I moved down to Arizona the family had a party to say goodbye to us... It was a very special night i remember. I was very excited to be married to Caleb and to move to Arizona and start a family with him. Kimi was excited for me too, but with some sad undertones.  That night Kimi was trying to figure out how I was going to get the China I was inheriting down to Arizona. It was from my dad's mother, and my mom had been holding it for me until I had my own place. It's really beautiful China too... I think i would choose that China even if i had 100s to choose from. That night after we had figured out how we were going to get the China to Arizona, Caleb overheard Kimi telling a family member that the china set wasn't a complete set. Kimi said she had spent the past ten years searching for missing pieces on ebay so that i could have the complete set.  She never told ME that. I still think about that story. It was so her... doing the most thoughtful thing and taking absolutely no credit for it. Now, everytime I use the China I think of two of the most uniquely, lovable women I ever knew.

I love stories like this. Please help me collect kimi stories... I still plan to take all my blog posts from CaringBridge.org and create a book. I'd also cherish any stories that you want to send my way! :) you can send them to my email, hil.j.anderson@gmail.com. I would love to be able to read stories about her, and to share with my kids (hopefully) so they too can know her.

Please take a moment and thank God for the time we all got with Kimi. Then thank Him for your own mama...and for others that are close to you. We are blessed!