Saturday, May 12, 2012

grateful for mom

Happy Mother's Day

I believe this is a very happy day and it should be.  But it's sad too for me and I suspect others too.  I miss my mother.

The emotions (except writing this is tough) don't overcome me as much now as they did during the months after she passed on.  Of course those emotions are still there and can surprise me at times.

Having these emotions is actually a happy thing if I consider the alternative of not bonding with my mother.  The sad emotions of missing her shows that she gave me memories that stayed and will stay forever.  She is not going to age or be far away anymore.  She is fixed forever in my heart as she was.


I am happy to have these memories.


Here's a picture of her (late 1950's) that I shared on G+ for a Blast-from-the-past post.  People share old pictures and I have done it a few times.  You can check my G+ page to find more.  You know you are older when some of the "old" pictures are from the 1990's.  My kids were all in school in 1990's.

thanks for going to bat for me - mom

I found this ad about moms today.  I shared it on FB already with our daughters who are moms.  You'll enjoy it.  I did.
 



Wishing you the best of Mother's Days.

She is a mom that goes by "unknown" but I know her kids know her well.  Please check out the photos at Unknown Mami's. 



Unknown Mami

31 comments:

savannah said...

*hugs* i know the feeling, sugar. i love that commercial! thanks. xoxoxoxoo

Joanne said...

Driving down a lovely road on a lovely day my adult daughter said, apropos nothing, "I miss grandma."  Thanks for the lovely commercial.

oceangirl said...

This is a great post Lisleman.

Sparkle Farkle said...

God bless your momsy!

"If it isn't one thing, it's a Mothra." --Emi and Yumi Ito

lisleman said...

 that's good - thanks for the laugh and maybe a dream of Mothra later tonight.

lisleman said...

thanks - I agree with you.

lisleman said...

 The memory can be triggered by the most surprising things.
thanks.

lisleman said...

 thanks - glad to know you liked the commercial.

Bearmancartoons said...

Very touching ad...happy mothers day to your mothers

Profwaynewsmith said...

Very nice tribute to moms today...

Molly said...

I love the image of your Mum and isn't it interesting how fashions come back round, you could wear that dress today and no one would bat an eye.

Mollyxxx

Keetha Broyles said...

Sometimes I do NOT like Mother's Day - - - the preacher tells all these virtues of a perfect mom, and I "ain't" one and never will be and I just feel all guilty.

Today, so far, hasn't been like that and it has been a GREAT Mother's Day, my youngest "chick" has phoned home (three more to go maybe) and I am THANKFUL.

lisleman said...

 thanks - I don't much of a clue on fashion but that is interesting - maybe I should have kept my bell bottoms.

lisleman said...

 Have a great Mother's Day.  I'm not sure but parenting guilt might be a bigger problem for moms than dads.  Many years ago I was feeling really low one day and my daughter cheered me up with a comment about being a great dad.  thanks for sharing

Secret Agent Woman said...

It's a mixed day for me.  I love celebrating with my kids, but can't conjure up may positive feelings about my own mother.

QQ QandleQueen said...

Love the picture! Any mom willing to pick up a baseball bat for anything other than chasing critters out of the kitchen has to be an awesome mom.

lisleman said...

 thanks - she was awesome in many ways. 

lisleman said...

 I think life is a mixed bag.  I hope the good stuff in that bag more than made up for any of the stuff you didn't care for today.  thanks

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I have several friends who are "celebrating" their first Mother's Day without their moms this year and it was bittersweet for them.  As much as I complain about my own mother, I know how blessed I am to have her.

Lisa@Advent's Adventures said...

Wow! I love that video and the picture of you mom. My mother is still alive ((Thank God)) but my father has passed on. I feel the same way about missing him even though it feels he is always with me. There are times I miss him more then words can say. And like you this gives me peace to know he did his job with me always there when he needed to be. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in your life. 

lisleman said...

 An important thing to remember.  thanks

lisleman said...

 thanks - good memories are the best

Jennifer Richardson said...

"thanks for going to bat for me,  Mom"......that pic
of your mom with the baseball bat (good stance, too!)
is priceless!!!
as is your creative take on it:)
awesome share.....thanks.
-Jennifer

lisleman said...

 thank you - hope you had a good mother's day.

unknownmami said...

Aww, this is a beautiful and touching post. Who knew you had it in you? I'm kidding...

lisleman said...

 oh I know.  Yes even the class clown can get serious once in awhile.
thanks

Jene said...

Thanks for sharing the video, I love that one.

Your mom must have been pretty special, getting out there in a dress to play baseball.

lisleman said...

First off, I need to say I appreciate that you go back through older posts and share a comment.  Well of course she was very special to me.  I did learn through the years that she was special to many others too.  I'm not even sure when this picture was taken.  I think in 50's.
thanks

Joanne said...

Driving down a lovely road on a lovely day my adult daughter said, apropos nothing, "I miss grandma."  Thanks for the lovely commercial.

lisleman said...

 thanks and to all those in your life too.

lisleman said...

 thanks

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