Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day and Happy Show & Tell Sunday! It's pouring down rain here today ~ not a very pretty scenario for a lovely Mother's Day. But it's the people we share the day with that's most important and the inclement weather can't put a damper on the celebration. I got up early to write this post and then later my DH, daughter and I are going to a favorite spot for brunch. We celebrated Mother's Day with my Mother-In-Law yesterday because it was her birthday as well. My mom passed away years ago while still in her prime, so for me this holiday is always filled with a bit of sadness and melancholy as well as joy.
This is my grandmother with my mom, when she was a little girl.

This is grandma setting the table for one of her fabulous dinner parties. She was quite the entertainer, as well as a wonderful cook and baker. I used to love helping her in the kitchen.

"God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers." ~Jewish Proverb
"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."
~Washington Irving

"I love my mother, as the trees love water and sunshine - she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights. " ~Adabella Radici
"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child." ~Sophia Loren
This is my mother singing songs with my cousins at my grandparent's piano before I was even born! Mom was quite an accomplished pianist. This piano now sits in our livingroom and is filled with happy memories.
This is my Mom.
"I miss thee, my Mother! Thy image is still the deepest impressed on my heart." ~Eliza Cook

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born." ~Rajneesh

This is my DH's mother. She led a difficult life in her younger days and she worked very hard so her children would have a better life than hers . "There's nothing like a mama-hug." ~Adabella Radici
"The best conversations with mothers always take place in silence, when only the heart speaks." ~Carrie Latet
"A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled." ~Emily Dickinson
"She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along."
~Margaret Culkin Banning
But of all the Mother's Days in the past, this one truly was the BEST of all ~ the day my beautiful, darling daughter was born. How could anything ever top that? :)

I wish all the mom's out there a wonderful Mother's Day.
Remember to relax and enjoy yourself and most of all, soak in all the love.


Rebecca said...

Your pictures are just precious. I hope your day is filled with lots of sweetness and love.

Happy Mother's Day!

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Such lovely pictures of your mother.

Happy Mother's Day,

Victoria xx

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Happy Mother's day! Your pictures are wonderul. . .. such a loving family.

Enjoy your day :), Karen at Ciderantiques

Alison Gibbs said...

Jeanne what a fabulous post and great tribute to the mothers in your life.
Hope you had a great Mother's Day

Jessi Nagy said...

sweet post!
Happy Mothers day!

Mya said...

Your Mother was so beautiful.
I love all your pictures and quotes
Happy Mother's Day

Sarah said...

What a lovely post. Happy Mothers Day to you!

Cami said...

Such wonderful pictures of your Mom and your MIL... Love the Mom and newborn shot at the end... Awwww! Happy Mom's Day to you!!!

Babsarella said...

Wishing you a belated Mother's day. Love all your photos and wonderful mother's day creations. You Mom sounds like she was terrific!!

Anonymous said...

what a lovely lovely post....
the pictures are wonderful
i hope you and your family had a lovely day!!
have a great week!

Lee Weber said...

just lovely- all of it!

leesiebella said...

Hey Jeanne!
Sorry I'm a day late, but still wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!!


sugar said...

love this post. thanks for sharing.

dianna said...

Beautiful post*!*
Happy Mother's Day to you :)

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