Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mother's Day



Yesterday, I passed a long row of Mother's Day cards while shopping.  I wanted to stop and select the perfect one for my mother.  Instead, I smiled and remembered how much she enjoyed shopping with me in the very store I was in at the time.  


My sisters and I remember her in so many ways.  When we return to Virginia in the fall, it isn't her grave we visit.  We head to her favorite places, visit her favorite people and find joy and laughter in her memory.


Me

"Life began when waking up and loving my mother's face."
George Eliot



Mother



Adam and Stefan

They looked into my face and made me a mother.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL!!



28 comments:

  1. my husband and i remember my mother by talking about the things we see when out and about. we say that is the mothers kitchen yellow or that is mothers dress pink, she loved those two colors and hubby will say your mother would LOVE that, and it is a whirly gig in home depot. and i will say mother would wire these flowers to her dead bush, because she did that once in the dead of winter. thanks for sharing your photos and memories. Happy Mothers day

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  2. That is so touching :(. I am sure though your mom, wherever she is now, she is very proud of you :). Lots of love :).

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  3. oops, sorry, typing through tears falling here, what a lovely tribute, beautiful family,

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  4. A wonderful tribute to your mother. Happy Mother's Day!

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  5. You look very much like your mother. I believe she would love you going to all her favorite places, moms only want us to be happy and not mourn, just to remember them in happy ways and the things they loved and that made them laugh. Mother's Day is not easy for either of us, and that is as it should be, it means we loved each other.

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  6. I'm typing this with tears in my eyes. Your mother is a beautiful soul. Thank you for the reminder to love and appreciate my mom while she's still alive.

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  7. What a perfect mother's day post -- I'm so glad I stopped by here today feeling a bit disgruntled about the upcoming holiday --

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  8. What a beautiful Mother's Day post, Bonnie, that brings it around full circle.

    I am like you ... I remember my mother when I drink out of her favorite mug, order a drink she loved at Starbucks etc.

    Happy Mother's Day.

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  9. Bonnie, I actually stop and read the Mother's Day cards, looking for the perfect one I would have sent to my Mother. It is so hard to think she left us over twenty years ago. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day. Bonnie

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  10. A lovely post about your mother, Bonnie. Thanks for sharing it.

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  11. Beautiful post for your Mother, Bonnie! Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  12. Lovely post to honor your mother Bonnie. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.
    Sam

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  13. A very nice post! Happy Mother's Day to you too Bonnie, enjoy:@)

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  14. What a wonderful post, Bonnie. It was touching and heartwarming. I hope you enjoy the day. Blessings...Mary

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  15. LOVED this post, Bonnie... it IS in the memories of shared times that we hold our loved ones most near. Beautiful tribute to your mother.

    I love your baby photo! Such a beautiful baby who grew into a beatiful woman. And your babies!! How fast they grow up. Happy Mother's Day! blessings ~ tanna

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  16. What a lovely way to honor the memories of your mother on this very special weekend. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! :)

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  17. what a sweet post. Love it!

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  18. Aw. Wonderful post. She is looking down on you- you know?
    xo, Cheryl

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  19. Happy Mother's Day to you! Precious photos, precious memories =)

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  20. What a lovely tribute for Mother's Day' hope you are having a great one full of love.
    Rita

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  21. Great pics.
    Happy Mother's Day to you!

    Melinda

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  22. What a wonderful tribute to mothers all around. I love your baby photo, it is so precious!

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  23. what a sweet post. I love how you choose to honor your mother.

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  24. That was lovely, Bonnie! I hope you're having a fabulous Mother's Day!

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  25. Happy Mother's Day, Bonnie. Thank you for sharing such sweet memories with us. Hugs and blessings...Mary

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  26. Awwww, Bonnie that is lovely! I so think you look like your mother and gosh, what a hard day for those who have lost their mother...blessings to you!

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  27. What beautiful photos...and such beautiful memories...all very heartfelt and personal. Thank you for sharing such a personal part of yourself with us.

    Love,
    Patti

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  28. Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing this. I have come to this post of yours when I was looking for a picture to go with a quote - the exact quote you used by George Eliot.

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