Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mom

"Everything I am or hope to be I owe to my mother."

Abe Lincoln


No one can or will ever take her place. 

She was kind, generous and the most positive person I’ve ever known.  She was always there for us.  Her three children, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren meant the world to her and she was our world as well.  She was our rock, our mentor and made our world a happier place.

My Mom lived a simple life.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening and reading…and she loved her night time television shows.  That’s when she relaxed and unwound.  She loved to laugh and you could often hear her laughing out loud at some silly comedy show.  Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face.

The above photo was taken on her wedding day, September 9, 1941.  Two days later, my Dad was deployed to England as a member of the Armed Forces during WWII where he served for four years.

My Mom lived with Mr. Painted Quilt and I during the last year of her life.  After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, my Mom passed away on June 23, 2006.  Not a day goes by when I don’t think about her.

I miss you, Mom.

21 comments:

andrea@tidelinequilts said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Mother. I am sure her soul is smiling...
Hope your day is filled with all things lovely.

paulette said...

Your mother was a remarkable woman. Every mother should have a tribute half this wonderful!! PS...The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Have a lovely day!

Elyte said...

Hold on to your wonderful memories. You are her legacy.

Elyte said...

Hold on to your wonderful memories. You are her legacy.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom.

Terry said...

Happy Mother's Day! :0)

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful post and tribute of your mom.

Happy Mothers Day to you!

Carolyn

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

That is a beautiful message .Happy Mothers Day to you.

Sheila said...

Your mother sounded like a very special person , I can understand why you miss her . Happy Mother's Day .

jolanda said...

What beautiful words on this mothersday. I know how you feel. My mom past away september 2010 and I still miss her so very much every day!

Janet said...

Lovely tribute.

Bev said...

Your Mom was a treasure. I'm glad you had her in your life. A very beautiful tribute to her. Bev

Janet O. said...

I hadn't even read Paulette's comment yet and I was thinking the exact "apple" quote!! : )
Nice tribute, Kaaren!

Susannah said...

Some days...when I think of my Mom....the only way I get through it , is to remember something she said or did. She was my idol...my rock. She was so creative and fun. I know exactly how you feel. Your Mom sounds like a sweet and special lady. Hold your memories close.

margaret said...

like you my Mum passed away in 2006 at the grand age of 92, how I miss her, we must all carry our Mum`s in our hearts they are irreplacable

Frankie Carson said...

what a beautiful tribute for a stunning lady
Frankie
http://www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk/

Sue said...

What a touching tribute to your Mother. Thank you.

While my Mother is living, she has dementia and has not known us for the last two years. How I miss talking to her. We did not always agree, but I knew that she was always in my corner.

dorothy said...

I lost my mom to a stroke & blood clots unexpectedly in Jan of 2000, you Mom has the same eyes that she had. Still miss her and want to call her and ask for advice. But, now I am the grandma/mother of the family and only can hope I do it half as well as my mother and grandmother.

Tom said...

awesome post, tom

Barb said...

lovely post. That is one of my favorite quotes.

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