My beautiful mom!
Each time I look in the mirror, your eyes smile back at me.
Each time I sew, your hands guide me along.
Each time I fall, your arms lift me up.
Each time I pray, your voice whispers in my ear.
Each time I laugh, your joy envelops me.
I am one of the fortunate ones.
My mom gave me the biggest gifts a Mother could give. I was safe, warm, protected, cared for, loved, enjoyed and part of an amazing family.
Here’s she is at sixteen. I wish I had her dress!
My mom came from a long line of wonderful women.
Here’s my Grandmother!
And my Great Grandmother!
And here’s my beautiful daughter, Katie. Her grandmothers would be so proud of the wonderful woman, wife, mom and daughter she is. I know I am!!!!
Happy Mother’s Day to all these beautiful women.
I’m proud to say I’m part of this line of amazing women!
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You’re so lucky to have these beautiful photographs.
I was the lucky recipient of many of the family photos. My Great Grandmother had very detailed scrapbooks and I am the keeper of those also. So fun to look through as she was the wife of a General who was the head of West Point for awhile. They lived in Washington DC where he was an Engineer for The Army Corps of Engineers. They were part of Washington High Society and there is even a bridge named after him. Her scrapbooks are filled with letters from presidents and even personal letters to her from Calvin Coolidge’s wife, Grace. It’s fun to think I came from her.
WOW! How wonderful for you to know your interesting history!
I have many generations worth of journals, scrapbooks, pictures and letters. I even have a family tree that my great great grandfather had made and it traces my family line directly back to (no kidding) Pocahontas. People never believe me when I say that, but I followed the lineage all the way down and it’s true! I love that I came from that. Wouldn’t it be fun if in the next life we got to meet all of our relatives from generations back. I hope we do.
Ohhhh – amazing! The older I get, the more interested I get in my own history – and everyone else’s history, too. Isn’t that funny? When I was younger I didn’t have a clue 🙂
I agree. I wish I would’ve been more interested when I was younger and paid more attention to all the stories. But I do feel fortunate to have many of those things in writing.
What a beautiful tribute to your mom! I enjoyed the pictures, too.
She really was a beautiful woman in EVERY way. I miss her!
Beautiful tribute to all the women in your family. You look a lot like your mom. I wish I could have that dress, too. It’s fabulous. Bet you could recreate it.
Oh, thank you so much! To think I look even a little like my mom is a huge compliment. It would be fun to try to recreate her dress. She was an amazing seamstress.
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Beautiful words, well said. Glad you shared with all of us! Such a lovely tribute!
Thank you, I’m a very lucky woman!
GREAT pictures of lots of beautiful women.
Thanks, Mary! I wish I could’ve spent more time with them.
I still think you need to recreate that dress of you moms some how….maybe making a bit more modern for you, slight cap sleeve shirt with that same embellishments/pattern from the bottom of the dress on the bottom of the shirt, or just recreating a skirt with that same pattern along the bottom, maybe a bit shorter. I have always thought that since its such a classic picture of her & then have one taken of you with your creation, it would be sooooo neat!!!!! Happy Mother’s Day!!!! Heather
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Thank you, Heather! Hope you have a Happy Mother’s Day with that fun little Brookie today!
That is a beautiful tribute.
Thank you! I am one lucky woman!
Thank you for sharing those beautiful women in your family. Have a great Mothers Day. And keep on sewing, you inspire us all.
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Thanks, Sharon! Hope you have a wonderful day as well!
That IS a long lane of beautiful women!! ❤
I was fortunate to know them all!
What a beautiful tribute! “… Each time I sew, your hands guide me along.” I’m so glad my mother taught me how to sew, at the age of eight. What grand dames they all were. Happy Mother’s Day, and thanks for sharing!
Hope you have a wonderful day, too, Laurie!!!
How great is this! Happy mother’s day!!
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Happy Mother’s Day to you, my friend!! I love you!!!
You brought back some beautiful memories for me too. My mother taught me to sew as well. Just a flood of emotion. What an awesome tribute!
Awwwww, thank you Mary! Aren’t we lucky to have Mother’s that taught us something special!! Happy Mother’s Day!
What a cool post! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day, Jen!!!!
You too Beth! 🙂 I hope you had a great day!
Beth that was beautiful! I got teary, happy Mother’s Day to you, Cathy D
Happy Mother’s Day, Cathy! Hope you’re having a good one. Thanks for taking care of my little ones on Friday! I had a wonderful day!
We were so very lucky to have such a wonderful Mom! Love the pictures! Love you! Hope your Mother’s Day was as special as you!
Awwww, thanks Jan! I love you!
What a beautiful tribute to your beautiful Mom. My eyes got misty, what a loving person you are.
Thank you for sharing. ❤
Thank you, Naura! I really miss my mom.
You have your mom’s eyes 🙂
Lovely post. Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day!
Thank you, Jo! I really miss her!
What a beautiful family….really, beautiful ladies one and all. And, a lovely tribute. The dresses are to die for.
I wish I had all of my Grandmother’s clothes. She was always fashionable and had great taste. Who knows where all of her clothes are now? Hope you had a nice Mother’s Day!!
Love your post(s). Always an inspiration.
Great photos! You are all beautiful! And so lucky to have those photos too.
Such precious photos of such lovely ladies (seems like you have not changed much 🙂 )! Your post made me smile. What a sweet tribute to Mother’s Day!
Ha Ha! I guess my teeth are a little straighter than they used to be. 🙂 Thanks for making me smile, too!