Tunes For Tuesday – Being Thankful with Mike & The Mechanics

Welcome to Tunes For Tuesday – Being Thankful Edition – Week 3!

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Today is the anniversary of the death of my stepmother who died when I was 17.  Only recently was I reminded of the exact date of her death.  I have an excellent memory for many things but I’m certain I’ve blocked out many details of that time in my life.

My stepmother and I didn’t always get along but I know that she loved me.  It is tragic that she died at such an early age and that I didn’t have the time to let her know how much I appreciated her.  I’ve done what I could by naming my child after this woman who had such an impact on my life.

I’m hoping today’s Tunes For Tuesday “In The Living Years” by Mike and the Mechanics doesn’t come off as too trite.  I’m certain I’m not alone in missing someone as Thanksgiving approaches and today this is the only way I can express it.


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I’m Melissa Burton, a recent transplant from Brooklyn, New York to Southern California. By profession, I’m a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. In my actual life I’ve been a million things ...

8 Responses to Tunes For Tuesday – Being Thankful with Mike & The Mechanics

  1. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance

    I’m sorry for your loss. I know it probably still hurts all these years later.
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    • Melissa Burton

      Thanks for your words. I felt that virtual hug and it made me smile.

  2. Allie Burdick

    We “talked” about this before and unfortunately a not-so-cool thing we have in common. I absolutely love this song and I think it’s an excellent tribute. I know the day is almost over here on the east coast, but I’m thinking of you.
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    • Melissa Burton

      Thanks my friend. It isn’t easy missing that female figure but like you, I try to keep the memories alive not just for myself but for my child that never got the chance to know her. I’m certain it is the same for you. I’m sorry that we have this in common but it’s good to have someone who understands. xo

  3. Caroline Thomas

    Sorry for your loss.
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    • Melissa Burton

      Thanks Caroline. I’m looking forward to reading your blog more often.

  4. Debbi

    May your memories warm your heart forever!

    • Melissa Burton

      Thank you Debbi! You always know just what to say (or write)! xo

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