After that trip I stopped by her house after a couple of weeks and took pictures of the beginning stage of her garden.
June 21st, the summer solstice, is my mother's birthday.
When she passed away in 2002, it was as if a piece of me was gone. I took her presence for granted for so many years of my life especially when I was young. As I got older and married, I realized how much she had done for our family and continued to do for us even when we were adults.
My mother was a quiet, gentle person. There wasn't a selfish bone in her body. She gave until there was nothing left to give us but memories of her.
I have dreaded this post. I always try to keep my posts upbeat and I didn't think I could do that for my mother's birthday. I don't have the words to properly express what she meant and still means to me.
I believe she's been watching us all here and I hope we've made her as happy as she made all of her family.
A fellow blogger, Sue, did a wonderful virtual album in her mother's memory (click on her name to see her wonderful tribute to her mom and thanks Sue for the idea!) and I wanted to try to do one as well. Mine captures only a brief glimpse and essence of the woman my mother was, but I know she would be the first one to be delighted at my first attempt at such a thing.
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