Mama Kissed A Soldier

My mother is dying. Her name is Luella. She was a kind and loving mother and a beautiful and amazing woman in every way. When she was still a teenager she met my father, Andrew, fell in love and loved him her whole life. They were nineteen when they married, too young, a product of the war that engulfed America and took all the young men away to be soldiers, sailors and marines, while all the young women stayed home, wrote letters and prayed.

The most horrific day in my mother’s life was the day my father was killed in an accident. He was just 45 years old. Although she built a full and active life afterward, losing him colored her world forever. I truly hope they find each other again soon.

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5 Responses to Mama Kissed A Soldier

  1. Nancy says:

    What a beautiful photo. I’ll be thinking about you and your mother.


  2. Jessica Grassie says:

    “She was a beautiful and amazing woman in every way.” Like mother, like daughter. … This is exactly how I would describe you. 🙂 She raised a beautiful daughter!


  3. Thanks for sharing this piece of your mother with us. I’m thinking of you all today.


  4. Kim Williams says:

    Thanks so much for sharing, Judy. I’m thinking of you and your family.


  5. Gina (daughter #3) says:

    That is so beautiful! I’m crying now.


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