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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Sunday Snaps!

It's Mothers Day here in the United Kingdom today, and my thoughts quite naturally turn to my own dear mum.

If I had a wish, it would be that she was still here with me, for I still miss her so much and think of her every day, even though it will be sixteen years this June since she passed away.  I am just so very grateful that her ending was peaceful and that I was with her, holding her hand and talking to her right up to the end.  My special thoughts are with those of you that might be spending  your first Mothers Day without your own mum in your life. 

I've got lots of photos of mum, of course, through the years, but it really upsets me that I just can't recall her voice, even though I try very hard at times.  I do have her on a little video somewhere, where she was speaking to me, so I really must try to find it.  This was before the age of digital cameras and camcorders.  It is so much easier these days to record precious moments that will last for ever.

This is mum how I remember her, sitting in the garden with her cup of tea!  I am only sorry that she didn't live long enough to see the house that we live in now.  She would have loved it, and the garden.

Pinned Image

Mum's favourite flower was the Violet, so it is quite fitting that Ruby is called Ruby Violet!

Happy childhood memories filled with love.

God Bless You Mum.

"As is the mother, so is her daughter" - Ezekiel 16:4

 "A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie "-  Tenneva Jordan.

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother" - Author unknown.

"There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it". - Chinese Proverb.

"No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you - life" - Anonymous.

I hope that you're having a relaxing weekend wherever you are in the world.  Look after yourselves my bloggy friends.


Claudia Moser said...

Truth to be told I cannot imagine my life without my mom, I love her a lot and she is an important part of my life! I understand Diane ...

Elizabeth Hernandez said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom. WOW! She is so beautiful! Easy to see where you get your good looks from. I am blessed to still have my mom with us. I do wish I lived closer though. I will be spending Easter with her and my youngest sister. What a treat that will be. I'm so glad you have so many treasured memories and photos. Thank you for sharing a few with us. Many blessing to you Diane

Sush said...

Happy Mother's Day to you dear friend! I've read on Ms Emma's blog how wonderful you are as a Mother. Didn't need to read that to know it but it was very loving and spot on! Your post to your Mother is very tender and touching. I do sadly know what it is to miss my Mom, but cherish memories as well.
Have a lovely Mother's Day, Diane you are such a wonderful woman, Mother and friend.


Dizzy C said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, Diane.

A lovely tribute to your mum.

carol xx

SkippyMom said...

Such a lovely woman. You get it honestly my friend. Thank you for sharing her with us.

My Mom has been gone 1 1/2 years now and I think of her when I find myself doing something that we used to do together or when I look around at all the little tchotckes she gave us over the years. They may be gone physically, but I think they are always with us, somehow, somewhere.

I do have videos of my Mom talking - she loved to talk when we taped - and we still laugh at her New York accent. She hadn't lived in NY for over 50 years but she never lost the twang. ha.

Hope you have a good day with the family today. Enjoy!

Shady Del Knight said...

As I told Emma on her blog (shadell6667) I needed to look at the calendar because I was not familiar with "Mothering Day" in the UK. Thisisme, this is a warm and wonderful tribute to your mum and my heart aches for you. I know what it's like to yearn to be with your mother because mine died 17 years ago and I think about her every day just as you think of yours. I hope you can find that tape so that you can hear her voice again. Your mother raised a fine daughter and you paid it forward by raising beautiful, intelligent, loving and caring daughters of your own and the chain continues with Eleanor and Ruby. I am absolutely certain that your mum is very proud of you, all you have accomplished and all that you are. Please be happy today. You mean so much to so many, my dear friend. Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day!

Mynx said...

My mum is my best friend. I can't imagine life without her.

Thank you for sharing your lovely photos and memories of your mum.

Happy Mother's Day

Linda O'Connell said...

This is alovely tribute to a beautiful woman. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

Becky said...

Happy Mothers day x

kneesandpaws said...

Oh! Your mother is beautiful! And I'm so sorry that she's not with you here on earth anymore. I know she's with you in spirit, so much closer than you realize. She must have been an extraordinary person to have educated and cared for wonderful you! Happy Mothering Day Diane!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

I noticed on my calender, that today is "Mothering Day" in the UK.

Happy Mothering Day to you Dear One.

What a lovely tribute post, to your own Dear Mum...

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I now have tears in my eyes Diane. Thankyou for this lovely tribute for Mothering Sunday to your Mum in particular. As you know it is my first without my Mum around so particularly poignant.

Eva Ason said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Mom, Diane!
I think we will always miss our loved ones.
Happy Mother's Day to you my friend!

Big hugs!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Such a sweet post. We are blessed to have wonderful mothers, aren't we? In our later years, we rely on our memories to keep them alive for us. While my mom is still living, her stroke stole so much of her from me. But I am grateful for the extra years I've had with her. Happy Mother's Day to you.

Shelly said...

What a beautiful woman she was. I can see kindness and love in her eyes.

This was a wonderful remembrance of her. It touched my heart when I read how you were with her at the end, ushering her into eternal life.

Happy Mothering Day, my friend. I hope it is grand and glorious for you.

Odie Langley said...

That was such a precious tribute to your wonderful mother. Your posts are always so well done and show us how it should be.
My mom passed on my oldest daughters B/D Aug. 7th 2002. I have a recording of my dad's voice but sadly I do not have one of my mom. That is why I did the hour long video of my Aunt Katie so I will have that always as well as my Uncle Lester that was sitting beside her.
My sisters and I took care of mom during her last year and rejoice having that time with her.
Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon my sweet friend.

BECKY said...

Happy Mother's Day to YOU, sweet Diane! I remember seeing on my calendar that today was Mother's Day in the UK, but then immediately forgot! I lost my mom, too, many years ago. In fact it was in the month of March, 1989. I love all the quotes at the end of your post, too. All so very true! Big hugs to you today!

Retired English Teacher said...

You mum was such a lovely lady. Thanks for sharing some photos of her with us. I can imagine how you must miss her, but she would be pleased and proud of this wonderful post that created just to honor and remember her.

Bouncin Barb said...

Happy Mother's Day This! I love your post and the pictures of your Mom. She looks like she was a real sweetheart. Just like her daughter too! While my mother and I have a different kind of relationship, I am grateful she's still with here at 87 and living life well. I respect her and I'm grateful for the childhood she gave me. I've also learned how not to let her push my buttons!! Hugs!

Knitty said...

Happy Mother's Day to you. Just yesterday I was thinking of my mom and my mother-in-law. Hubby and I had our grandson for most of the day and both women (and our dads) would have loved the stuffing out of our little one.

It has been 29 years since my mom passed, 34 for hubby's mom. Most times when I am missing them it comes like yesterday, a wistful time but based on a happiness I would like to share.

You have written a lovely tribute.

Cindy Ellison said...

Goodness, here I am crying again, I had read your post earlier today and got emotional then, too. We can't help but get emotional about our mothers, can we? Diane, I agree with Jenny, your mother was beautiful and I just know she had to be the best mom ever! The photos are so special and I love the way you added the borders and the quotes. You now have me to thinking of how I wished I had recorded my mother when she was well.

This is the most loving tribute to your mother. By the way, I have a light violet colored sweater exactly like the one your mom is wearing in one of the photos. Every time I see my mother I am afraid it will be the last time. I always take her picture when I see her. It is good you have some wonderful photos to help preserve those "precious memories" as one of my favorite old hymns goes... ♥

Denise said...

This is My second trip to your place today.I briefly looked at your post this morning but wanted to come back when I had more time.Thank you for your visit and always sweet comments on My post.Now off to read more slowly your tribute to your Dear Mother.Happy Mothers day to you.How lovely to remember our Mothers.

Denise said...

Oh it was so sweet. makes Me miss My Mommy too.She died in July 1998.Sound to sleep on the surgery table.

Terra said...

This is a lovely tribute to your kind looking mum. My own mum is dearly missed too, she died too young, at the age of 54. Oh the tears I cried. Thank you for sharing this.

EmptyNester said...

Your mother was lovely! And what a happy family- I can just tell in those photos! I know what you mean about still missing her though- I was quite close to my mother's parents and I still miss them! Granddaddy has been gone for over 30 years and Grandmother for 11. I can't even imagine life without my parents! This post was wonderful!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy mother's day to you. I am sorry for the loss of your mother I have lost mine too.

I like this quote:
"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie "- Tenneva Jordan.

Love, sandie

Katherines Corner said...

A lovely tribute to your beautiful Mother sweet friend. I am sorry for your loss, and happy you have such fond memories to comfort you.Hugs and happy wishes for a wonderful new week ahead.

Belle said...

Those a lovely pictures of your mum. How blessed we are when we have a loving mother. I'm sorry for how much you miss her. I know you will see her again in heaven.

My mother is 85 this year and I am afraid of the day I will lose her. I remember as a little girl looking up at her with a heart bursting with love. God bless, Diane.

Glenda said...

Oh, your Mother was beautiful - you do look very much like her.
I was in my 30's when I lost my sweet Mom. I still have dreams about her and it's almost as if she's here. Hope that your day was nice with your beautiful daughters!

orchid said...

Dearest Diane,
Oh, belated "Happy Mother's Day to you".
Your explanation in the secound paragraph really moved me!!! I sure miss my mother exactly like you do, my dear friend.
She looks really GORGEOUS sitting in the chair with tea-cup♡♡♡
Yes, our technology had made tremendous improvement, doesn't it; I also wish to hear my mother talk to me, not only in my dream, hehe.
Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

Gawgus things... said...

Grandma!! This was very lovely/sad. I can just be walking down the street and then suddenly think of her and get upset :(

Craziness abounds said...

Happy belated Mother's day my friend! After reading this I'm going to call my mother! Thank you for your lovely comment today! (as usual you made me smile)

Susan said...

Those are beautiful photos of your mother Thisisme. I really like the one of you and your mum in the parking lot with all the old cars! Although my mother is still alive, I worry about the day she is no longer here, but, I can't imagine life without her. It scares me. Your mother looks to have been a wonderful person...look at you! I enjoyed reading your mother's day quotes and hope your day was full of fun. Yes, she would have loved your gardens-I do! Happy week dear friend~hugs!