...here are the highlights, the exchanges on my journey, the purpose of this letter is to fill you in on the blue roads and the red ones. The highways, and the back roads. I don't expect to protect you from life, or to alter your journey in any way. I want to show you what worked for me, what didn't, what mistakes I made, what factors went into the decisions I made. I want to share with you what discoveries I made, what I missed, my impressions, my beliefs...
I am so blessed to have a mother like Sylvia Althea Brent Elliott. Present tense intentional, as my mother is still a very active part of my life despite her physical absence. She was taken far too soon by a rare sarcoma cancer. She was diagnosed May 23, 2005 and died 7 weeks later on July 20, 2005. My mother believed in the afterlife and as a result, she remains my rock, my anchor, my greatest advocate and cheerleader.
To learn more about my mother, take a look at the glogster created by her BIGGEST fans, Micah and Elijah http://mab90.glogster.com/glog-granny/
You can also view her obituary: http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20050722/NEWS/507220363?p=1&tc=pg
Read one of my favorite poems written by my mother: