Today we said goodbye to our sweet mom, Peggy Condon Brown. Mom meant the world to us and she meant a whole lot to many others. She was the mom who made dinner each night, and invited whoever was around to join. She made you feel special and beautiful even when you felt at your worst. Mom made going to dad’s work so much fun, with popcorn breaks and uncontrollable laughing. She was always a room mom, or a teachers aid, or part of the pta board, or our softball team-Mom, cheer advisor, carpool volunteer year after year, and I never once heard her complain about being too busy. She was so gifted at affirming others, and often made us go around the dinner table and say something nice about someone there. She was also known by most of the local shop owners because of her friendly demeanor and ability to talk to anyone. Her love and respect for my dad was awe-inspiring. He made her laugh like no other and allowed her to shine for over 50 years. Over the last 14 years she suffered from early onset Alzheimer’s. I remember the devastation in her face when she realized her fate. She had always been the glue that bound our group into a tight knit, communicative, loving family. She lost her ability to communicate with words, but her heart always shown through and often, we got sweet glimpses of our mama. We will miss her so much and we are so happy that she has been freed of her disease and is in the presence of God. I’m hoping Heaven has lots of coffee and cauliflower with salsa.
In Lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association.