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Momma Kiss: 17

Momma Kiss

If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!

Monday, January 24, 2011


17 seconds ago, I took a sip of coffee.


17 minutes ago, I listened to my work voice mail.


17 hours ago, I watched a football game with my family.


17 days ago, I was out having sushi with my 'hood mommas.


17 months ago, I was recovering from elective surgery


17 years ago, my little brother was killed in a car accident.


He was 17.


The date was January 17, 1994. 


I kind of hate the number 17. 


Carpe Diem, PTA. Save me a spot. 

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Blogger Poppy said...

You are loved 17 x infinity. And it's only seven days till February. I for one am looking forward to sharing a virtual glass of wine with ya.

1/24/11, 10:12 AM  
Blogger Gigi said...

((hugs)). No 17s mentioned around you. Anymore.

1/24/11, 10:14 AM  
Blogger PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Awww, honey!! I'm sorry!! HUGS!!!

1/24/11, 10:14 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

wow - this gave me goosebumps. thinking of you!!!

1/24/11, 10:21 AM  
Blogger Daffy said...

My heart goes out to you. Passed the 8month mark of the sudden death of my sister this past Friday. 21 has become my number '17'

1/24/11, 10:56 AM  
Blogger ☾ Ash ♡ said...

I'm sorry :( Sucks how we remember those days. {{hugs Momma}}

1/24/11, 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Megan (Best of Fates) said...


1/24/11, 11:47 AM  
Blogger The Empress said...

I know. Same reason I hate the last Thursday in November.

Love you, girl. SHout out to you at my post today.

That picture still cracks my ass up!!

1/24/11, 11:54 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

i'm so sorry for your loss. Love you.

1/24/11, 12:28 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Oh my, Momma K. I'm so very, very sorry.

1/24/11, 12:53 PM  
Blogger My Bottle's Up! said...

i'm so sorry and i wish you peace.

1/24/11, 12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I would abolish that number forever if I could.

1/24/11, 1:02 PM  
Blogger From Tracie said...

I'm sorry about 17. I have a couple of numbers like that too.


1/24/11, 1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. I was def. not expecting that ending. Hugs to you!!!

1/24/11, 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Erin I'm Gonna Kill Him said...

You've got a lot more than 17 people who think you're great.

1/24/11, 2:47 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Hugs to you.

1/24/11, 2:58 PM  
Blogger KLZ said...

Hugs Mommakiss. At least the coffee is good. And it's almost time to be out of this dark month.

1/24/11, 6:24 PM  
Blogger Tarja said...

Oh, MommaKiss, does it ever get any easier? I hope so. We're here for you.

1/24/11, 6:41 PM  
Anonymous Theta Mom said...

First time visiting your blog - and this was powerful. So sorry to hear about your loss...

1/24/11, 7:33 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

A big mommahug to you, mommakiss. A big mommahug.

1/24/11, 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

I'm so very sorry. Losses like those never quite heal completely, do they? Hugs.

1/24/11, 10:09 PM  
Blogger Bag Lady said...

love you lady.

1/25/11, 12:15 AM  
Anonymous Morgan B. said...

((hugs)) It's 18 where you are now. xo

1/25/11, 1:11 AM  
Blogger Kelley said...

Oh, how I wish this wasn't true. My heart hurts for you and your family.

1/25/11, 2:02 AM  
Blogger Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

Just for you, I don't like the #17 either. I am going to kick it's ass!!!

1/25/11, 9:27 AM  
Blogger Suniverse said...

I'm so sorry. I'm wishing you the best for the other numbers. [Also, seriously, FUCK PTA. I hate them so much.]

1/25/11, 2:20 PM  
Blogger Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

A million thoughts of love to you.

Much bigger, much stronger, much more powerful than a 17.

A million and one thoughts of love, actually.

Just to be on the safe side.

1/25/11, 8:26 PM  
Blogger Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

17 definitely isn't my favorite. This didn't help it.

1/25/11, 8:47 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Goosebumps, I believe this is my first time here and you have talked me right into hating 17.

I am sorry that your brother was taken from you and your family.

1/25/11, 10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I now hate 17 too. Almost as much as captcha codes & word verification. Almost.

Beautiful post though. For real. And I'm pretty sure some as awesome as you gets a spot.

1/26/11, 9:01 AM  
Blogger tulpen said...

Well. Fuck.

1/26/11, 9:24 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I am sorry.

1/31/11, 12:32 AM  

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