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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Remembering Mom

Tomorrow is Mother's Day. Since we'll be traveling, flying back home, my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters are taking me out tonight. The little girls are preapring a special celebration for their mother and grandmother tonight. I know it will be a fun evening in a nice restaurant. Today I saw the two little girls trying to hide the cards they prepared to give us for Mother's Day.

Tomorrow will be a sad day for me as I will remember.

I'll remember your sweet smile, Mom, as you always answered my question, "How are you feeling today, Mom?" with a "I am feeling great. What more can I ask for with my daughter next to me?" And yet you were stuck in a wheelchair; you could hardly eat solid food; you rarely went out, but you always smiled and said, "I'm feeling great." I knew you didn't, but you tried to spare your daughter, even though she was a grown-up daughter and you were the one in need. But these are sad reminders of your last year that bring tears to my eyes. I'll do like you, paste a smile on my face and say, I'm doing great as I remember only the happy moments.


Your latest Mother's Day while still walking, with your daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughters.
Celebrating your 90th birthday with family and friends during a happy party where 50 people gathered to honor you.
Holding your great-grandson.
Proudly showing my first book, To Love A Hero

I know many of my friends will have to face bitter-sweet time and memories on that special day. I'm sure your mothers are smiling from behind a little cloud.

11 comments:

Linda Morris said...

What a lovely post. Your mother sounds like a very special and supportive mom. I'm sure she was very proud of you, your daughter, and granddaughters!

Judy said...

Lovely blog, Mona! Your mother looked like a wonderful woman with a wonderful spirit. I'm so glad you had so many good years with her, ThoughI'm sure you'll miss her tomorrow, enjoy the sweet memories.

Vonnie Davis said...

What a lovely, yet poignant tribute to your mother. How fortunate you were to have had her. Happy Mother's Day to you.

Mary Marvella said...

HUGS< Mona! Your photos showed so many blessings! Your mama was one lucky woman. She raised you right and taught you to be a good daughter, mama and grandmama! Shed a few tears for the times you wish for a few minutes with her, then smile at all the wonderful memories she gave you.

Happy Mother's day!

Celia Yeary said...

Mona--such lovely sentiments. And the photos are priceless. She sounds like she was a one-in-a-million mother.
Happy Mother's Day to you.

Nightingale said...

Brings tears to my eyes, too, Mona. I remember my mother today as well. She's been gone a long time, but every Mother's Day I grieve a little. You mom sounds like she was a wonderful person. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Josie said...

Absolutely beautiful post and photos, Mona. A fitting, lovely tribute to your Mom, and Moms everywhere.

Beth Trissel said...

A beautiful touching tribute to a wonderful mother. The strong bond between you transcends death.

Mona Risk said...

Thank you, my friends, for your comments. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of you.

We just arrived home after ten days away in VA, NY, NJ, visiting children, aunt, cousins and in-laws. My children said Happy Mother's Day yesterday and today.

Scarlet Pumpernickel said...

Mona, how lucky you were to have your mother so long. I was twenty when I lost my mom. She never knew I was a writer or that I graduated from college. My grandmother lived to the age of 86, but she too died before I went to college. Makes me sad that they never knew, but somehow I hope they know. Mother's Day are always somewhat sad for me. My children and grandchildren wish me a happy mother's day, but still....

Mona Risk said...

Hi Scarlett, that is so sad that you lost your mother at an eraly age. I hope your children and grandchildren are surrounding you with a lot of love.