Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I Miss You Mom November 11th

Today is a tribute to my beloved Mother. She was my best friend and confidant and I miss her everyday. She was such a strong, loving and generous person. Born in a small town but raised in downtown Detroit during the depression. As a teen she moved back to her hometown and thank goodness she did, so she could fall in love with my father. The love stayed strong during WWII and upon my fathers return from the Pacific and they were married. My Mom was a teacher and the bread winner while Dad finished his degree. After many disappointments they finally had two children whom they cherished and provided a most wonderful childhood for. My Mom was a widow at 52 but made sure we continued our educations. She never complained, she loved life. She spent her retirement going places with her Father who lived to be 91.

The last time I saw her was when I went home for a auction at Decorating Tennis Girls Bed and Breakfast. It was cold outside, but my heart was so warm being near her. That was eight long years ago.

Here's to you Mom you were and are the BEST.

Please also remember out Veterans today, this is the day the Armistice ending WWI was signed. It is also cousin Marty's birthday.


Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Oh Ann, that made me teary. I didn't know that. No wonder our place is so special to you :) I must bring you the little tree from the cottage to keep.
p.s. Thinking of you Jean.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a loving and special tribute to your mom. She sounds like a remarkable lady. I really miss mine too. It's so nice to have so many special memories, I really do cherish those. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

What a lovely tribute to your mom, Ann. She's beautiful!...Christine

Tete said...

Ann, she was beautiful. Our moms were just the best, I think because of the time that they grew up. They always made sure we were taken care of and kept a tight ship- tough, strong women who made a difference in every life they touched.
I love all your photos of your mom and the wedding photo is so fun.
My mom did her hair like hers.
She is right beside you today- hugging you from the inside.
Blessings- Tete

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Ann,
Such a sweet note about your Mom and Dad. They created a beautiful family and out of that came you..a loving daughter.
Have a sweet day Big hugs~Elizabeth

LV said...

What a beautiful tribute honoring you mother. I lost my mother in 1962. She left us much too soon.

Annesphamily said...

What a lovely tribute to your mom! I lost my mother 9 years ago November 16th. It was the birthday of my mother's own mother. It is a bittersweet day for me I am very glad I came over. I saw you over at Beverly's Pink Saturday. Welcome to our pinkness! Hugs Anne