When I read the theme for the 44th Carnival of Genealogy, A Tribute to Women, I was unsure if I would be able to participate without turning into a puddle on the floor.
You see, the woman who has made the greatest impact on my life was my mother.
Unfortunately, she died almost 7 years ago from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), following what should have been a routine back surgery. A surgery that should have relieved her intense pain and made her life bearable... but which, instead, killed her.
To this day, I'm still so very sad and angry. My mother will never know her granddaughter, whom she would have loved so much, and my daughter will never know her grandmother. Everyday I have to fight back the grief.
So, this is my tribute to my mother, Judith Ann Dagle. She would have been 67 years old on Sunday, March 16, 2008.
I hope that what I am not able to say in words, I will be able to say in pictures.
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