Blue Velvet

She had more years left but she did not take care of herself.  Alcohol destroyed her and ended her life way too early.  I still remember her as we left her to say a final goodbye, the dress they placed her in was soft and beautiful.  I was twelve at the time, and all six of us kids sat down in a booth in a restaurant with a jukebox at the table. Flipping through the list of songs, I hit the button by Bobby Vinton, “Blue Velvet”.  That song still plays today, and the images are clear.  I pray that you are now in Heaven mom, surrounded by Angelic beings, in the presence of God, and I forgive all that was not right, as I know you were not well; God gave me an understanding at a very young age to know that the disease that destroyed you caused you to do things you would not have done otherwise.

Someday we will see each other again, and there will be no tears or sorrows, only Love, Joy and Peace.  You have found eternal Joy! Blessings on this Mother’s Day. 

Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
LYNN is Retired from Law Enforcement as a Police Officer, with a background in nursing and previously a member of the Search and Rescue Team with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, A retired member of the Orange Police Department, she became the first female SWAT member on an elite team while becoming a member of the Olympic Shooting Team during the early years on the department. A mother and a grandmother, a devout Catholic who currently resides in Houston, Texas. Her hobbies include writing, painting, and a contemplative prayer life. She is in love with her faith, but the love she carries for her two grown children and grandchildren who rest in her heart surpasses everything except her faith in God. Since retirement, Lynn has done private investigation, worked as a gang counselor with middle schools, A member of Bl. Mother Teresa’s Order called the (Lay Missionaries of Charity), she is also a pro-life advocate, often called upon to give testimony and speak to youth groups, as well as adult forums. She has published a children’s book entitled “The Children’s Garden” and is currently working on two additional children’s books. She is currently working on the major one focused on her experience in Law Enforcement entitled “Heels and a Badge”. (copyright). Her paintings and sketches, writings, can be viewed on her Pinterest boards (click on the Pinterest ICON below). Her dream is to one-day write a movie for Hallmark. Dreams do come true … See Lynn’s entire collection of thought-provoking Articles by clicking on her byline. Lynn is a contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.