Happy Mother’s Day!


Mother's Day

 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.

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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!

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My mom came from a long line of wonderful women.

Here’s my Grandmother!

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And my Great Grandmother!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all these beautiful women.

I’m proud to say I come from you!

Love,

Beth

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49 Responses to Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. mamacormier says:

    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.

      • Jo H. says:

        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.

          • Jo H. says:

            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🙂

  2. Sue says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your mom! I enjoyed the pictures, too.

  3. Jill says:

    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.

  4. Jacque says:

    Very cool….

    Sent from my iPad

  5. lucindalines says:

    Beautiful words, well said. Glad you shared with all of us! Such a lovely tribute!

  6. Mary Choberka says:

    GREAT pictures of lots of beautiful women.

  7. heatherhuntington85 says:

    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

    Sent from my iPhone

  8. vjstracener says:

    That is a beautiful tribute.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing those beautiful women in your family. Have a great Mothers Day. And keep on sewing, you inspire us all.
    Always your fan
    Sharon

  10. Cul de Sac says:

    That IS a long lane of beautiful women!!❤

  11. Laurie says:

    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!

  12. Karin Penrod says:

    How great is this! Happy mother’s day!!

    Karin Penrod Leadership Partners, Inc. (651) 308-2891

  13. Beautiful Beth,
    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!

    Mary Peterson

  14. What a cool post! Thanks for sharing!🙂
    ~Jen

  15. Anonymous says:

    Beth that was beautiful! I got teary, happy Mother’s Day to you, Cathy D

  16. Jan says:

    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!

  17. Naura says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your beautiful Mom. My eyes got misty, what a loving person you are.
    Thank you for sharing.❤

  18. Jo H. says:

    You have your mom’s eyes🙂

    Lovely post. Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day!

  19. What a beautiful family….really, beautiful ladies one and all. And, a lovely tribute. The dresses are to die for.
    Paula

  20. Love your post(s). Always an inspiration.

  21. craftysorcha says:

    Great photos! You are all beautiful! And so lucky to have those photos too.

  22. 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!

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