Winter 2012 Issue
In Loving Memory of Karen Anne Montuoro
“Short and Sweet”
This phrase most certainly describes my Mother who recently lost her very long battle with cancer. I never pictured life without my Mother but alas here I am and as the saying goes “life goes on”. Many of you may be aware of this situation and many may not. One thing is for sure and that is I will never forget. I wanted to start out the year remembering her and her lasting legacy. Remembering all the good times we shared.
The last two years of my life have been full of many wonderful things like the birth of my beautiful Daughter Opal but also tragedy with the loss of my beloved Mother. In the wake of this tragedy I still want to start out the year on a high note. I want to be positive and hopeful for my Mother and her memory.
I want to thank all of you that have been so kind and above all extremely patient allowing me to have my time to grieve and try to get back to an semblance of life. To continue my guitar work is what my Mother would have wanted. I will admit this last year had been the hardest for me knowing that it was only a matter of time before she was gone. Racked with hopelessness and depression most times I just couldn’t bare my work.
It has taken a while but I finally have good feelings in my heart knowing that she is no longer in pain and is finally resting in the peace that she has long deserved. I am full of happiness knowing that she had the opportunity to meet and share her love with Opal but sad she will not see her grow. We all owe it to ourselves to be constantly reminded of our Mothers love as it is endless and never dies. It is hard to realize this when you know you can’t pick up the phone and hear their voice. It is however reassuring knowing that a Mothers love will exist for eternity and that you were privileged enough to have it in the first place. If you can give your Mother a call and tell her how much you love her do it! And if you can’t know that she knows it anyway………