Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Having lost my mom last year in February, Mother's Day 2012 was a blur to me. I'd spent some part of Mother's Day with my mom since I was born in 1951. Well, the two years I was in the Army and out of the country were an exception, but every other year I was there.
Then in the blink of an eye she was gone, and I had no where to go on Mother's Day.
Jilda, who lost her mom in 2005 warned me that it would be strange, but I didn't fully understand until after my mom was gone.
Not a day goes by that I don't miss her.
Jilda's sister Pat invited us down to her house today. All her kids and grandkids were there to help celebrate the occasion.
She has three grandkids younger than five and they were in rare form today.
I looked around at one point and all three of them were wearing sunglasses. I'm not sure if they were new, or what prompted them to be wearing shades indoors, but they all looked like celebrities incognito.
Obviously I realize a photo op when I see one, so I put my shades on, got all the kids together and shot a picture with my iPhone.
I must have moved when I snapped the photo because it was blurry. All I could do was make photo art out of it. It's not what I had in mind, but you play the cards that are dealt to you.
Happy Mother's Day all.


  1. I know this day has to be a hard one for you but I'm glad you were able to spend it with family and those little ones look fab in their glasses! My granddaughter had sunglasses on yesterday in the house...crazy kiddos! Cute pic!

  2. So happy you got to spend it with children - they really are the best medicine ( sometimes in small doses LOL )
    Love your photo Rick

  3. I am glad you ended up have a good Mother's day with family:)

  4. What a nice family meeting. I can't even start to imagine what it means to lose your mother. Peace to you, my friend. Take care.

  5. It's nice that you got to share the love and intent of the day with family. Sharing in the kids silliness is a big help too. Losing a parent gives full meaning to "Life is for the living"... or at least I know it did for me.

    Thank you for sharing :)

  6. I understand what it is to loose our Mom. I miss her every day.

  7. Thanks 101 I know what you mean. You never believe that one day
    things change so harshly. My parents live with me every day.
    Time flies but you never stop missing them.
    You wish to ask something or say something and no one cares to They were always there to listen.
    Glad you had a good one anyway. My husband told me yesterday he was also celebrating Mothers Day cause he contributed to it in a big way .
    I told him he has his own

  8. That's really cute. Doesn't matter that it's a bit blurry. The first Father's Day after my dad died, we went out of town. Getting away made it a bit easier.


  9. Glad you and Jilda had a wonderful Mother's Day celebration - a tribute to both your mums and to the new mums in your family!!

    The pic is fab!! Take care


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