Monday, March 07, 2011


A compass rose, is a figure on a map, or a nautical chart used to display orientation -north, south, east, and west. The compass rose is an element that provides direction. Mommy was our compass rose. Her direction helped us navigate through the rough seas of adolescence and traverse the rocky paths of adulthood. Her gentle demeanor and strength of character inspired us to action. Her generosity helped us to prosper. Her humility led us to wisdom. Like the compass rose, she pointed us in the right direction but allowed us to get there on our own. Mom’s passing, however sad and painful for us, is for her, a blessed rest after a long and beautiful life.. And when our time on earth is through our compass rose will be there to lead the way to the Lord.


RoadWarrior said...

Beautifully written, Lorraine.

Unknown said...

Today my Mother has been gone for 20 years and not a day goes by that I don't miss her. Know that your Mom will always be with you!

Lorraine DeLuca Placido said...

Lisa, My thoughts and prayers are with you. xoxoxo