Happy Mother’s Day!
I’ve been thinking about my Mom lately. Since I’m cooking now every two weeks, I’ve been wearing an apron in the kitchen like she did. I also from time-to-time look through the recipe book she left behind. I’ve noticed how I’ve started looking more like her as I’ve grown older.
I have very few pictures of my mom. She was always the one behind the camera and she hated having her picture taken. However I do have this picture from my parents’ trip to Hawaii in 1972. They had always wanted to go to Hawaii, and when Dad won this trip through his work, they were so excited. Before they left Mom was fast at work sewing skirts for her and matching ties for Dad. Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture with the matching clothes! They had so much fun on that trip.
Mom died the same year. We had no idea she was sick. The morning I took her to a doctor’s appointment she told me she’d never see her grandchildren. I really didn’t think much of that statement since none of us had or planned to have children. I remember saying something like, “If you’re waiting for me, you’re going to have a long wait.” I had no idea she was going to die within three weeks.
Since then I’ve been envious of those who still have or had their mothers when they reached adulthood. I’ve wondered how my life might have been different had she lived past my 21st birthday. But I am happy that I had her for those years.
On a lighter note, this morning I went out to get the paper and I saw this.
I planted those alliums between the hostas several years ago. This is the first year one of them has bloomed. I can’t remember where I purchased these from, but in their catalog they showed the alliums blooming between their hostas. I thought that was such a neat idea that I’d try it.
It’s taken a long time for them to come up. Seems like every year they can’t seem to make it from under the hosta leaves. But this one and a couple others which haven’t bloomed yet, have made it out. What a nice surprise!
Again, Happy Mother’s Day!
It is tough to miss a mother on mother’s day.
The hosta leaves are beautiful.
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Love the picture of your parents and so very glad they got to go on that trip, would have loved to see the matching clothes. Funny she sounds so much like my Mom, sewing clothes and the apron, I am blessed to still have my Mom she is 88, my father is the one that I lost too early after our family trip to Hawaii, he was 62.
On a happier note, love the allium in the hosta patch, hoping mine survive our frost warning tonite.
Thanks for sharing
Ellen, thanks for your comment. I was fortunate to have my dad until I was 36. Sounds like we might get a frost tonight too! Thank you for dropping by. Have a great day.
Lynda, you do look like your mom. So sorry she wasn’t with you longer in life. Hope you are having a good day today.
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That’s a wonderful photo of your parents, thanks for sharing. Mother’s Day is somewhat bittersweet, but my kids and grandkids make it a happy day for me. I’m so sorry you lost your mother at such a young age. It’s been 12 years since my mother passed. We all miss her so much and think of her most every day.
Lynda, I’m so sorry your mom wasn’t with you for your adult life! She looks so happy in that photo though, how wonderful that she had that trip to Hawaii!
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Kristina, Thanks. Yes, she had a wonderful time there and I’m thankful they were able to take that trip.