||I know I haven't been by in a while, ya'll. I've been a little busy this year. My Mom left us Wednesday of this week, at 95, suffering from the pain of cancer. Please pray for me to have strength and courage. I miss her so much. I know some of you have been there, and I knew you would let me stop by again to rock on the porch. I adored her. I was always her child when I was in her house, but I grew up during this journey with her, as I was her only caregiver. I saw her walk when she could hardly stand .. I saw her eat when she could hardly chew because her gums were so sore .. I saw her loving me with her eyes as she watched me do the things she had always done .. I saw her smiling as I cooked her favorite country foods, just as she had taught me. I felt her love as she prayed that God would give me the strength I need to "wait on her", she said. I set the alarm for every two or three hours, to get up and check on her, sometimes just to see if she was breathing and so afraid that she wouldn't be. "Life's a long hard journey, from the beginning to the end .. You're walked alone on lonely roads .. never seeing around the bend .. You want to live forever .. Life's from the cradle to the grave .. And what you leave behind are in .. the footprints that you've made.." Something I wrote in 2007 and collaborated with Andrew on .. He fine-tuned the whole song, and put music to it, and recorded it. It's beautiful. I love you for that, Andrew.