Friday, May 7, 2010

A Tribute to Mom's

Happy Mother's Day to EVERYONE! Now I realize that Everyone is not someone's biological Mom but if you are female most of us have those "Mothering" instincts. Sears has a delightful commercial right now for Mother's Day suggesting that we honor ALL the "Mother's" in our lives. It is really cute! The little girl gets something for HER Mom, Aunt, sisters, her Mom's best friend and so on. What a great suggestion Celebrating All the MOMS in our lives. I was blessed to have more than one Mom during my growing up years but I am the person I am today due to MY MOM! Here she is My Mom! She is no longer with us. It will be three years in December . I miss her each and every day. But as time presses on the pain eases. Mom was a hoot--she was funny, very open minded, loved to watch the news AND The Price is Right--with Bob Barker. The stories she would tell of her growing up years were so fun to listen to. As I said earlier-I am the person I am today because of her. When I was nine my Dad passed then she became both parents and a remarkable job she did! She was never really strict but I new the right and wrong of things. Yes, I tested her but what child doesn't? She gave me the freedom to be me andspread my wings the way I saw fit. She was there for EVERYTHING--life's up and downs, boy problems, school issues, friend disputes, graduations, job changes, and the big one MY WEDDING! Which began with me leaving the nest and moving to the big state of Kansas. I was one of those that lived at home for many reasons--Mom and I got along great and neither of us saw a reason for me to pay rent etc when I could stay at home. I'm sure some therapist would have some say about this but I didn't have too many transition issues leaving and Mom wasn't that far away. Mom came to live with us almost three years before she passed and that was a bit of a transition. But I wouldn't have had it any other way. Nor would Ken. Now those two together --OH, MY! What a hand full they could be. :) Ken was MOM'S "son" and that was it for her! Mischief makers they were. Thaks MOM for being THE BEST Mom in the world, we miss you and love you Happy Mother's Day!
Now this lady here was THE BEST
Mother-in Law a girls could have!
Ken's MOM passed almost four years
ago and is missed just as much as
my own Mom. Of course Ken misses
her more.
Janie was "old school" and I say that
with utmost respect to her. She and
Pops raised five kids in the late fifties
and early sixties. I still don't know how
they did that on one income! She was a
"stay at home" Mom, she kept a very
clean house and worked hard at keeping
Pops in line! :)
Janie wore an apron everyday and now I
have them. They are very precious to me!
Janie AND Pops did a wonderful job
raising Ken. He is the absolute gentleman.
He was not a Momma's boy but he had
that absolute respect, love and honor for
her and still does today.
Thanks ,Janie for raising a great guy and
I'm proud to call him my HUSBAND!
We love and miss you daily!
~~~~~HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO
EVERYONE!!!~~~~~
~Keep on Dreaming~~~

10 comments:

  1. What a warm and loving tribute to both your mothers. I'm sure they are smiling down at you blowin' you sweet angel kisses and hugs.

    Enjoy this beautiful Friday and have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!!!

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  2. Whata lovely post to your mothers.Yes are mothers are always the best! have a nice day you and Mr Ken. Hugs catherine

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  3. Such a beautiful write of two special mothers in your life ... how blessed you are.

    Have a beautiful Mother's Day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  4. What a beautiful post. You have been able to catch the emotion and personality of these two women so well! I really enjoyed reading about them...And I agree about mothering instincts...one of the best moms I know has none of her own (sadly) but we still honor her on Mother's day because of the difference she has made in other's lives!!!Happy Mother's day to you!!!

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  5. Beautiful post.
    Happy Mother's Day to you.

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  6. What a lovely post! Happy Almost Mothers Day to you!

    And please stop by my blog today. I think it will make you happy.

    Not the Saturday Centus post. The first one!

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  7. That is a beautiful post. Happy Mother's day to you!!!!

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  8. What a lovely post. It's wonderful to have so many great memories. Happy Mother's Day. :)

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  9. Happy Mother's Day to you!!

    I love the sweet comments you always leave... :) God bless you!

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  10. This is such a lovely post, and you are so blessed to have had such beautiful women in your life. I had a very close relationship with my mother, too. I used to think it was what everyone had, but now I know how truly special it was. How nice that you have your MIL's aprons and that they are a treasure to you. That must make your husband happy, too.

    Hope your had a wonderful day today, Melinda!

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