Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

On Facebook, people have been posting pictures of their Mothers in honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, so I posted this picture of my Mom (the head shot). I'm always a little overwhelmed with emotion at Mother's Day. I miss my mom, she's been dead for 34 years and my Daddy died on Mother's day, 33 years ago next Friday. My mom died when I was young so I never got to have a really mature conversation with her, because...I was a girl. I mourn things like that sometimes more than others. I am close to the age my mother was when she died. When she was my age, she was gravely ill, I wonder what she felt like? I wonder if she felt as young as I do? I wonder if she felt ready for what was coming for her? I wonder how scared she was knowing that she was leaving her children behind? My children are both past the age that I was when I lost my parents. I'm so glad that I'm healthy and that my children don't have my health to concern them. My mom was a beautiful woman, she was funny and smart. Although things were rough when I was a kid, I know that I am the woman I am today because of my experiences. I think being without my Mom has made me a better mom in some ways. I love being a mother, it is one of my greatest joys in life. So, happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful women who are Moms. If you still have your Mom, give her a hug.

My Mom in her early 20's

Mom in her 20's and looking stylish, this was in 1945 or 46

And, this is me, I was 5 years old. This was about a year before my Mom got sick. when I see that picture, I see a happy little girl without a care in the world! I loved that dress it was maroon velvet with a starched white cotton collar. I remember being good for the picture and getting M & M's after (so began a long relationship with chocolate!)

I hope you all have a great Thursday and a Happy Mother's Day weekend.

Big Hugs!



Stephanie M. said...

Your mom was beautiful and you were an adorable little munchkin. Thanks for sharing this.

Amy W. said...

I thought of you today as I was driving to the post office to mail my mothers day card. I had seen your post on FB, and it reminded me that I need to be grateful that my mom (even when she chaps my damn ass) is still here and I get that chance. Thank you for the reminder...and it must be amazing to know that your kids have a great mom now.

Jacquie said...

OMG T., you loo so much like your beautiful mama! I just got a notice that my daughter had changed her profile pic to one of me and her at her wedding and why she did it. I hadnt been on FB so I was very surprised.

MandaPanda said...

Your mother really was beautiful! I can only imagine how difficult it was growing up without her.

LDswims said...

What a beautiful post!

It's hard knowing all the conversations we never got to have, eh? And I wasn't nearly as young as you, so not even the same.

My mom died on May 8th so this Mother's Day is going to be a sad one. I wish she was here to talk me through this many things I've thought of lately that I wish I could ask her about....

Amanda said...

I don't know that product so maybe you'll have to come to little ole Franklin NC and do a party!
Honestly I really enjoyed my launch...doing another mini launch Tomorrow at a coffee shop!
Hopefully I will make enough to spend in Chicago!