Friday, October 12, 2012

Mom, This One's for You

My mother, Sylvia, born 10/11/14
Atlantic City, 1936

Yesterday was 10/11/12. I like dates that go in a row. A former colleague of mine was born on 1/23/45 and though we don't work together anymore, I still remember his birthday. What would have been my mother's 98th birthday was yesterday, this year on a date that went in order. 

This is one of my favorite pictures of my mother. Here she appears not to have a care in the world. It was summer and she was twenty-two years old and enjoying a vacation in Atlantic City. In ten years she would meet my father and four years later I would be born. In the interim there would be a horrific World War, but that was unknown on this summer day.   

My mother died in 1990, too young and too soon. Not a day goes by when I don't think of her and have a thought or experience I want to share with her. Though she was shy she made friends easily and had a wonderful circle of women friends. I know she would have liked the blog world and delighted in meeting new friends around the world. She would have marveled at the wonders that were no farther than a few clicks away. 

Mom, this one's for you, on days where the numbers go all in a row, and days where numbers and life are scattered and have no order. Thanks for all you gave me. How lucky could I get! 

18 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a beautiful photo and homage to your mother! It's obvious she raised a wonderful daughter.

Grammy Staffy said...

What a fun birthdate and what a nice tribute to your mom. Our grandson was born 9/6/96.... I thought that was lucky at the time.....if if makes it in the Olympics one day, I will really think it was a lucky birthday. Have a good week. Hugs

Lorraine said...

Wonderful photo of your lovely mother! And, an awesome birth date!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your tribute to your Mother was a wonderful one. I know you must miss her. Nice to have such beauiful memories of her. I always say we never loose those we love because we always hold them close in our hearts.

Mevely317 said...

What a touching post ... and a great photo!
I can sure identify with "those moments" you instinctively want to share with your mom.
...just realized, our moms were the same age when they had us.

Have yourself a beautiful day, my friend!

Lynda said...

She was a beautiful woman and obviously quite a good mom cuz look at what a sweet, caring, hard-working individual you are!

Nellie said...

What a lovely memory of your mother!
Sending hugs, Nellie

Ms Sparrow said...

She was a snappy dresser as well!

Bernie said...

Love this post, I missed my dad when he passed away but not nearly as much as I missed my mom. It has been 17 years and I still miss her, think of her every day and so thankful for having her as my mom. I love that you remember her with love and loyalty. Love the photo as well.....:-)Hugs

Theresa said...

What a beautiful tribute to your beautiful Mom:) I miss mine too! Have a blessed day, I know your Mom is smiling at this post from her Heavenly home! HUGS!

Becky K. said...

Simply beautiful. Both the photo and your tribute.

Melinda said...

Very nice! Days that go in a row are fun.

I still miss my Mom and she's been gone for 5 years this year.

M :)

Susie said...

Dear Buttercup, I think we never really get over the lose of our parents. A friend of mine said when her mother died, "a little girl died too" We become the older generation when our parents pass. I loved the photo of your mother, you described her perfectly. xoxo, Susie

Melissa said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mother. Thank you for your kind words on my blog, friend.

Maple Lane said...

I enjoyed this loving tribute to your mother. What a lovely photo of her to cherish. Wishing you a nice and relaxing day.

Connie Arnold said...

That's a lovely photo and fun fact of the date! I know what you mean and miss my mother a lot also. It's good to have nice memories!

Ana Eugénio said...

wonderful photo of a beautiful lady :) I'm blessed I've my mom and I know how she misses hers, I miss my grandma too. my grandma was born on the same year as your mom, but she died sooner in 1984. I hope they meet in Heaven and have some tea :) xxo

Ana Eugénio said...

my niece was born on 03.30.96 ;)