Celebrating Mom Heather

Tuesdays are typically one of my busiest days of the week, and today is no exception. I’ve got our weekly all-morning Corporate Team meeting that goes until noon, then five more meetings this afternoon, and an appointment tonight—this is a busy time of year for all of us!


However, I scheduled one all-day “appointment” a couple of weeks ago that is more important than anything else I have scheduled today—an all-day “celebration of Mom Heather.”

Mom Heather passed away one year ago today, and I’m going to do everything I can today to celebrate her life. While I’m sure tears will be shed (I expect many tears!), I hope most of them will be tears of joy and gratitude for having her in my life. I’m going to wear one of the many pins she gave me, enjoy eating more than usual (Mom Heather LOVED food, and she passed that love on to me), talk about her with Sterling and our girls (and anyone else who will listen), and call her husband, Paul.


I’m also going to take a few minutes sometime today to walk down to our lobby here at Riverton and look at the Christmas tree there.

Mom Heather made every handstamped ornament on it for our first Christmas here in our own facility.

The ornaments are gorgeous and are so much like everything she did—creative, beautiful, detailed. I’ll spend a few minutes in my stamp studio too, where I have a few projects she made displayed so I can always be inspired by her work.


While I’m in my studio, I’ll take a few minutes to write down some special memories I have of Mom Heather. And at some point in the day, I will definitely watch the DVD we put together for her services—it has tons of great pictures that make me smile and cry, all set to her three favorite songs.


Today will be a celebration of Heather Harrison, and I am so thankful for the things I inherited from her, the things she taught me, and the huge impact she’s had on my life!