Monday, October 5, 2009

In Memoriam

Today is the five year anniversary of the death of my mother.
She was one of the bravest, kindest, most forward thinking women I've ever had the pleasure to know. She believed in unconditional love, fought for the disenfranchised, demanded basic human rights for everyone, and believed that at their core, all people were good. She was scatterbrained, unintentionally funny, horrible with money, deeply spiritual, and offered her home to anyone who needed a warm cup of tea, a soft place to crash, or a shoulder to cry on. She was what more people should aspire to be. And I'm proud to be her daughter.

Today, on this anniversary I'm remembering her by throwing positivity out to the universe and completing random acts of kindness. It's exactly what she did on a daily basis. Why don't you join me? The world needs more people like my mother.

Photo taken in Nashville, Tennessee - June 24, 2004. Mom's last birthday.


  1. Awesome, Danita! Your mom was a great woman, I am honored to have known her just a bit. And you have undoubtedly already made her very proud! Blessings on you today and always as you continue to grow into the woman you were meant to be!

  2. I'm sending many warm thoughts to you today. What a wonderful mother she was and I can see how you are carrying the lessons you learned from her on your motherhood journey. Whatever random act of kindness that I can do today, I'll do with you and your mom in my thoughts and my heart :)

  3. Beautiful, Danita. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes, missing your mom, too, but so grateful to have had the pleasure to have known her. She would be (and is, I'm sure) so proud of the woman and mom you've become.

  4. Your mother would be truely proud of not only the woman you have become but would be extremely proud of the mother you are to Hunter. He is an amazing little boy and I for one am proud of the way you are training him up, he will be an amazing man some day. I am truely blessed and honored to have known you and your mother all these years. Continue on in all the wonderful things you are doing and especially today in honor of a great soul who not only inspired many but many thousands of others over the years!