Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day To My Mom

Mom holding me and that's my dad's arm
This is me and my mom when I was a baby.  I am very lucky to have her close by.  I don't know what I would have done without her when The Boy was younger.  She helped out a lot when I had to work and he was out of school for holidays or summer vacation.  I don't know what I would have done without her help.
My mom and me
Here's my mom when she was a baby.  She had a wonderful mom too - my grandmother who passed away about 9 years ago when The Boy was 10 years old.
My mom
My mom with her mom - my grandmother
And below is four generations of my family with me, my mom, my grandfather and my great-grandmother.

I'm not so sure about my great grandmother's mothering skills.  Out of four children, my grandfather was the only one to make it through childhood alive.  And she named him Harley, after the motorcycle.

A name he didn't like too much or keep as an adult.
Four generations.
My great grandmother, my mom holding me and my grandfather
I feel very blessed to have such a good mom.  I haven't been very good at calling or stopping by to see her on Mother's Day through the years, but that has changed as I have gotten older.  I appreciate her more and more.

The Murph lost his mom several years ago to diabetes.  For many years before that he didn't get to see her much because she lived in New Jersey and he had moved south.  He tells me all the time that he listens to her now more than he ever did when she was alive.

Her years of motherly advice and wisdom that he shrugged off when she was alive now is a very real part of him.  I don't think a day goes by when he doesn't say mom would have said this or mom would have done that.

It gives me hope that maybe The Boy is hearing what I say and storing it away somewhere to remember when I'm not there and he needs it.

Things he needs to remember such as - "Brush your teeth", "Wash your clothes" and "Always wear clean underwear!".

My mom is full of advice for me as all mom's are I guess.  I should probably listen to her more.   She has very good advice.  Anyway, even if I don't listen to her all the time, I still love her very much.

Happy Mother's Day Mom!


  1. What a totally sweet and wonderful link to the past you have. Have a wonderful Mom's Day . . .

    oxoxoxo from San Francisco

  2. What a lovely post. I hope she had a wonderful Mother's Day.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

    1. Thanks Bonnie. Love your blog. Cute name too. I am now following you.

  3. I hope you and your sweet mom had a wonderful Mother's Day!
    I think it takes a lifetime to fully appreciate our mothers. The older I get, the more I'm grateful for mine.
    It's nice to see these photos!