Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mom

Mom

No one will ever take her place. 

She was kind, generous and the most positive person I’ve ever known.  She was always there for us.  Her three children, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren meant the world to her and she was our world as well.  She was our rock, our mentor and made our world a happier place.

My Mom lived a simple life.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening and reading…and she loved her night time television shows.  That’s when she relaxed and unwound.  She loved to laugh and you could often hear her laughing out loud at some silly comedy show.  Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face.

The above photo was taken on her wedding day, September 9, 1941.  Two days later, my Dad was deployed to England to serve in the Armed Forces during WWII where he remained for four years.

My Mom lived with Sam and I during the last year of her life.  After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, my Mom passed away on June 23, 2006.  Not a day goes by when I don’t think about her.

I miss you, Mom.

 

Kaaren

“Everything I am or hope to be I owe to my Mother.”

Abe Lincoln

15 comments:

Bunny said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your Mom. Happy Mom's Day to you too.

Quilt Hollow said...

Happy Mother's Day to you. Sweet of you to write a little something about a look into you and your mom's life.

Lurline said...

God bless you both!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Dorothy said...

Kaaren, that was a lovely tribute to your Mother. Hope you're having a wonderful day.

Sherri said...

What a wonderful tribute! She was a beautiful lady...how lucky you are to have that photo of her! And how good of you to care for her during her final years!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful photo and thought about your Mom.

Anne said...

A wonderful tribute. Happy Mother's Day.

Pat said...

A lovely tribute to your mom. My mom lives with us now as she is not able to be at home alone any longer. Some days are very trying, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you had a nice day. Hugs.

Tom H said...

What a nice thing to read after a long day of travel to see my step mom. Happy Mothers day to all moms.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Kaaren,
Such lovely words about your mother...straight from the heart. My mother lived with us the last 3 years of her life too. That time will be in my heart forever.
~Karen~

Jilly's Space said...

Love this post.
You were so blessed to have a mom like her and she was blessed to have a daughter like you <3

Candace said...

Wonderful words for you mom, Kaaren....and I do see a strong resemblance!
Cheers!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I totally ditto. My mom taught me everything she knew and then some. I miss her too.

LuAnn said...

What a nice tribute to your Mom. I miss mine, too. She's been gone since 1996, and I wish for just one more day with her. Happy Mother's Day to you, too.

Janet said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mother. I also owe my love of art, sewing and creating to my mother. I too lost my mother to cancer and miss sharing with her.