Friday, May 9, 2014

Mommie's Day!

I still tell my children....mommie's day is coming!

I waited so long to be a mom.  Lots of tears before I finally had a baby in my arms.

But I not only remember those early days of being a mom, but I remember the mom's in my life.

Many are gone now.  But their teaching, encouragement, and love are still with me.  I always feel a bit melancholy these few days.  Oh to be able to just touch my grandma's white hair again.....or taste my mother's coffee cake with her flowered apron sprinkled with flour, or seeing my aunt and mom sitting talking around the kitchen table.  I remember the grape vines in grandma's back yard, and her being outside talking in German with her black tie on pump shoes.....and my other aunt playing the piano while my cousin and I sang the old hymns.  I wish I could talk again to my grandma and she would quietly chuckle about something that she remembered....and I can still see my mom singing the songs from the 40's while she dusted the furniture.  Oh, I could go on and on.  But, I would be in tears.....

Probably working on family genealogy has added to that feeling, but I LOVE the memories.

I thought I would share a few pictures of days gone by.....


This is my beloved Grandma.  See the white hair???


My mom and dad with me when I was a baby.


My daughter and myself on her wedding day!  You have NO idea how much this picture means to me.


Me and my grands at Disney!


Me with my baby boy and then my teenager!

Happy Mother's Day

13 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh such pretty pictures and precious memories. Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Mother's Day Ceekay!
Such a touching post. I waited a long time for my 2nd child so I know what you mean.
The sweet memories of your Mom and Grandma are so touching!
Enjoy this Sunday friend,
Cindy

Debby said...

Happy Mothers Day to you. Precious pictures.

Linda said...

Such a sweet post!!! Love hearing about your memories.....I don't have good 'Grandma' memories but I hope to BE one to MY grands!!

Susie said...

Ceekay, No fair, now I am crying. The things you mentioned just take me back with memories of my mom. I do not remember ever having a grandmother, but I do remember aunts. I miss my mom so much. Just one more hug, or chance to say I love you. Hope you have a beautiful Mother's Day filled with love. xoxo,Susie

Vee said...

Awwwww...such sweetness! If you can still smile while the tear trickles down, it is a very good memory. I imagine that a wee little break from all that genealogy might be in order. =D

Sarah said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, Ceekay. Your post is a sweet tribute to those special women in your life and to the mom you are to your children. I hope you enjoy a special time with your children and grands this weekend.

Adrienne said...

I loved sharing your memories and seeing the photos of your dear ones. I, too, waited to be a mother - and shed many tears while I waited! I am so blessed to have my two grown children and eight grandkids. Happy Mother's Day, dear friend.
~Adrienne~

Blondie's Journal said...

What a sweet post...I had a tear in my eye...I just don't have this history. Yay for you!!

Happy Mother's Day!

Xo,
Jane

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautifully expressed. I had not really thought of my "mothers" that way before. Happy Mother's Day! xoxo

Consider It All Joy said...

I do not know how I have been a blogger in AZ for 6 years yet have not read your blog! So happy that Susan spotlighted you!! Would love to meet you and show you my glue gun 😊😊😊

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...


I just came over from Spotlight Series where you were spotlighted.
What a lovely post and I am so happy to meet you.
The story of your mother and grandma brought tear to my eyes - so lovely.
I am following you now and look forward to your posts.
Happy Mothers Day.
Mary

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi CeeKay
What a beautiful post filled with special memories. Love the pics and your words are heartfelt.
Happy Mother's Day
XO

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