Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Mother's Birthday....


I couldn't resist putting this picture of my then 17 year old mother in one of the frames I've painted for the upcoming wedding.  I think it suits her beautiful young self very much. As does the garden setting, since she loved flowers and to work in her garden.

How she would have loved to know that The Writer is getting married and to such a wonderful young woman.  And how I wish she could be here to meet Sammy and share in the excitement.

Something tells me that both she and my dad are watching all the preparations and rejoicing in their grandson's happiness and our family's good fortune.

Yes, she was beautiful. But her real beauty was inside and shown everyday to her family through her grace, good nature and loving care for us all.


Maude Anderson Hughes
June 21, 1918 - March 11, 2002

11 comments:

Mr. Connor said...

Very very nice ! Don't remember ever seeing that picture before.
Great tribute.

Sue said...

It's funny at certain times how we miss our folks. I lost my Mom in 2006, and she too loved to garden. What a beautiful picture. I always KNOW in my heart that my Mom is watching down on all of us, and is making sure my little grandkids are doing well!

Take care, Sue

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

What beautiful picture of your mom...it looks like a painting!
I miss my mom when my Grands are being born. Especially my first Grand--
I think it will be nice for the wedding.

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday to your mother. I am glad that you are remembering her and bringing her to the wedding. That is a great idea. Lovely lady.

Nancy said...

What a great idea to include your Mom in the wedding......I am sure she would be proud....

Doris Sturm said...

What a lovely photo of your mother and a very precious tribute to her.

KarenSue said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom. I know how much you miss her...

The Thuglets said...

What a lovely tribute to your Mom. Such a lovely picture.



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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my she looks like a lovely fairy angel.

I too feel that way you do. We miss them most at times such as these.

Off to catch up on my reading of the pre wedding prep.

Mr. Tennis said...

She was a very special lady and I miss her warm and caring presence.

Sammy said...

Oh I would have loved to meet her too!!! She sounds like an amazing lady.