Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Mother,

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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KarenSue said...

Oh my! What a wonderful thing for your Mom. I wish I had known her. Happy Birthday to your Mom today! She is here with you just like mine is.

Orlando Grandma said...

What a beautiful tribute to Maude, Ann, she would have loved it.
I remembered her yesterday and today in my prayers,
She was soch a great lady such a gentle soul, I loved being with her and have good memories of those days,

Sammy said...

That is amazing. Of course, she would be proud. She was so beautiful! Also, I can see you so clearly in that photo when you were a little little girl. So sweet!

Alan said...

She was a wonderful person who always placed others ahead of herself. She is truly missed.