Memory of Mom: The 30th Anniversary Party

Written by Wendy Greshel on April 8, 2011

I have so many awesome memories of my Mommy. But I will never forget when I gave her and my Dad a surprise 30th anniversary party at the Searoom.

I decorated the lounge area with all of their wedding items she had treasured throughout the years. Even her wedding dress!

When we arrived, she walked in the back door, and in shock, she leaned next to me and said, “I can’t believe someone is having a party, and I was not invited!”

All of her friends and family were there. Then BLAM she looked around and knew it was for her!

I will never forget the look in her eyes when she hugged and kissed me. I even convinced her to put on her wedding dress and she and my dad danced together.

Almost 29 years later, the day before God took her away from me, we talked about so many things. And she told me that was the best party she had ever been to.

She thanked me again, with tears in her eyes.

My mom was and still is a courageous woman I draw my strength and convictions from. She battled lung cancer for almost 14 years, and never gave up.

I never knew how much she endured her illness, as she did not want me to worry about her.

I love you, MOMMY! 3/31/37 – 3/23/06