Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Worst day of my life!

I know this is not about gardening but I have this powerful need to let people know.

On October the 21st, 2006 my mom Estella A. Guzman passed away. She fought a hard battle against Alzheimers disease. This was compounded with dementia. Mom was a wonderful loving caring person. My Father, brothers and sister, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends will miss her.

In her youth she could have been a top model, she had long dark hair with light olive perfect skin. She chose to work and bring up a family, and she did it with unabashed loving compassion.

Growing up we were dirt poor and did not have much but mom could whip up dinner from almost nothing. Mom quite often made us laugh, she would say things that were off the wall. At a family gathering she needed to call information for someones phone number when the operator asked her "what city please?" she responded with "City Police I did not call City Police". The whole room exploded with laughter.

She stressed hard work and education. Felipe Jr. graduated from NMSU with a Masters degree in psychology, Edward working on his CS degree at NMSU, Maryann attended college and married a wonderful husband. Gary proud owner of "Color Your World Nurseries" and of course me Paul, manager of Guzman's Greenhouse and self-taught webmaster of guzmansgreenhouse.com.

Watching your mom die in front of your eyes is one of the hardest things I have ever done.
It was like someone grabbing my heart and slowly putting it through a meat grinder!

We will greatly miss mom.

If you still have your mom please let her know that you love her, don't delay tell her now, today!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:16 AM

    I just read the message Gary posted about loosing his precious Mother.
    I’d like to express my deepest sympathy to Gary and the entire Guzman family.

    Gretchen Bolsins