Friday, July 22, 2011

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY to my Angel Mama

                                                   ♥♥♥♥♥LINDA LOUISE LEE McALPIN
those hands that worked so hard for so long, that jingle from the mass of silver on your arm, the ting of your rings when you pointed or clapped, your sticky out toofer, your laugh, your sense of humor, your undying and unconditional LOVE of your 5 babies, your White Shoulders scent that you never seemed to lose, your garden and how you tended it, how you fed anyone and anything that came around, your mind that produced unbelieveable artwork and ideas and contraptions and structures and some of the best jokes and voices I've ever heard in my life, your ice cold Cokes that you would ALWAYS share whether you wanted to or not AND the Revlon Frosted Brownie lipstick residue left behind on that Coke can that I can still taste to this day (cause you would share, yes, but never did I get the first guzzle...that was ALL YOU!), talking to you on the phone everyday of my life a million times a day giving me updates on what was happening in the world, and the stories you read over the phone to your grandbabies that you loved so hard and they KNEW it (still do), all the advice you gave whether we wanted it or not, your recipe lingo (ex. "a finger of oil" or "an inch of vinegar"), I could sit here all day and write about you and tell stories about you and sometimes that's all I really want to do. I LOVE YOU. Your 5 BABIES LOVE YOU and MISS YOU every single day.  You gave all of you all of the time. And even though it hurts like nothing I've ever experienced to have you gone I thank you for leaving behind 4 of the most amazing people I could've ever known. Thank you for my beautiful siblings. Thank you for taking care of them and loving them and including me in their lives and keeping all of us close and in love no matter what. I treasure them and I need them more than ever.  I know if you read this you would be bawling as am I but you would be proud that we all love you so much and think of you so much and love EACH OTHER so much. You did was ALL YOU. I love you, Mama. Happy Birthday to my one and only. ♥


  1. kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllllllllllllll meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. no words...just lots of love sent your direction.
    your mama is most proud, i can guarantee that!
    beautiful beautiful beautiful.

  3. just read this today. Someday I'll show you something that I was doing probably the exact time you were writing that and you'll laugh and shake your head. That made me bawl because it's all so true and so real. I felt like I got to see her for a minute from what you wrote. thank you for that Liss. I love you. I love you Mom, Thank you too. xxoxxoxo

  4. all you momma, like the first guzzle of coke. love love love