Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Memories

Do you save things?

Like hand made cards?

Like pictures that catch a feeling, but are really pretty awful?

This was the first dress I ever made for my baby. It was Christmas.I had to keep it even if it's not a very good picture. I'm so glad I did.

This is a collection of old pictures.

Important women in my life.
Both of my grandmothers and my mother.
We took this when my mother had cancer, a four generation picture.

Pictures of my baby when she was little, with my mom before she got sick.

Pictures are proofs.

 My grandmother and favorite Auntie, must have been modeling coats the sun was out.

I was pretty good at sewing for awhile, I made the Snow white outfit and Jen loved it! She liked costumes.

First grade in a dress and jumper that I made.

Just lately someone gave me the "what toand the where for" about letting a certain strong willed youngster, wear her hair in Princess Leia buns. This now grown young woman said to me,"Mom what were you thinking? Kids have parents so they don't actually have pictures of them wearing their hair in Princess Leia buns in PUBLIC!" Hum, she doesn't remember just how earnest she was about style. That kid loved her hair like that--yes sirrreeee bob she did. Proof.

We also went back packing in Yosemite. I was thin once, proof.

My little girl did play with dolls occasionally, rarely but here it is, proof!

And then my baby had a baby.Bless her heart she was so young the photographer set us up like this.
She was young. Thank God she gave this sweet child life! 
I loved them both! Proof!

The family grew.
More grandchildren and good friends.
This was a time in life where we had stress and joy.
I see the smiles, the beach, the fun, the celebrations; proof.

Mother's and daughters, from one generation to the next. Girls I love, adore and pray for. Girls that make me laugh and make me cry. Girls that bring smiles and fun. Girls full of energy, full of creativity, full of fun new words, and ways of doing things.
Girls becoming women.
Young women becoming older women and  the passing down of traditions.
For all the mothers today;
celebrate the joys.
Remember your proofs.
If there is sorrow remember the joys.
Where there is loss there was once fullness, thank God for the full times.
I think this Mother's Day is my best ever, my family has been reunited.
This Mothers Day
I can look at proofs and not cry.
Because I love and am loved in return. There is nothing richer than that.

Happy Mothers Day.


Chris H said...

What a lovely post KD.

Our dogs are both Bischon/Shih Tzu cross ... a 'designer' breed! Hence.. expensive! *sigh*... why is nothing I like cheap???? lol

Tatersmama said...

What a beautiful post! I love how photos can show us the "proofs" that we may have forgotten about, and bring all those sweet and poignant memories rolling back to us!
Happy Mother's Day!!

Michelle said...

Such a sweet post. And, I really love your collection of photos.

Julie Harward said...

I enjoyed the walk through your life with these great fun! Happy Mothers Day! Come say hi :D

Karen said...

I loved the walk through memory lane. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Jeanie said...

You expressed so well how meaningful these pictures are to you. Thank you for sharing them.

joanne said...

"proof," beautiful, you've captured the years, tears and joys so beautifully. Happy Mother's Day~~I am so happy for you and Blessed beyond measure to call you friend. ;)

Hampers said...

You hava a wonderful family. Nice family collage at the top of the blog. It was nice going through your blog.

Angela said...

I thought about you and the girls yesterday. ((hugs)) What an absolutely beautiful post for Mother's day.

If there is sorrow remember the joys.
Where there is loss there was once fullness, thank God for the full times.

this spoke volumes to my heart!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a lovely post from a lovely mother, daughter, granddaughter, and niece. You're a special lady!


Sheila :-)

Kathy said...

Great post KarenD!

Kat said...

What an absolutely beautiful post. And so wise!
The photos are fabulous! Thank you for giving us such a glimpse into your blessed life. :)
I am so glad to hear that you had a great Mother's Day. :)

Mental P Mama said...

I think I'm going to return to this post many times. What a wonderful tribute to every beautiful woman in your world. Nothing like proof to get you through. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

LOVED this post!!!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Such a beautiful tribute to the women in your life!
I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day!

farmlady said...

This is a beautiful tribute to mothers and daughters.
Thank you Karen.