Today was such a sad day for me. It made me realize my age. I can’t believe I attended Mrs. Zaffiro’s funeral today. I had so many memories of her, some that really made Gina and I laugh over the last few days.
Her funeral today brought up so many feelings for me. I of course had thoughts of my own screwed up relationship with my mom and was reminded today that it’s not “normal” to be estranged from your parent. I wonder exactly how people can make such a statement? Of course it was made not knowing the situation with my mom, Gina’s face was priceless and as usual she was able to turn the conversation in a totally different path real quick. Thanks Gina!
I again today was reminded that Barb Zaffiro is what we all strive to be. She was a loving mother, a loving wife, a great friend, a giver not a taker. Wow, what more can you ask for in a person?
I learned today what a real mom leaves behind. I learned what true love looked like, Mr. Zaffiro’s heart is broken and it’s so sad. I learned that none of us know when the last time we will get a chance to tell someone how we really feel. Like Gina said today it would have been nice to have five minutes to tell her mom a few things. I’ve decided to take my five minutes this week and tell my parents what I want them to know.
Barb Zaffiro you were a class act and you will be missed by your husband, children, grandchildren and so many others. I thank you for being the mom you were, I have been blessed for many years with your daughter as my friend and she wouldn’t be the person she is if it wasn’t for you!!