Sunday, May 08, 2011

Thank you Mom...

I don't have many pictures of my mother and I by ourselves.  
This is one of the rare ones taken outside of her sister's home in Pasadena, Texas.
I was three.
My mom had a hard life.  She was number 8 of 13 children.
Her father was a barber, but also drank too much.
Her mother, Josie, took care of her children and her home.
My mother and my father were married when she was just 16.
They had 4 children, but for many years there was just us three girls.
I was the middle child. 
 My little brother came 10 years after my little sister.
My mother is a strong woman.
I only hope to have as much strength as she has had to have in her life.
 My Mom, =) and my daughter, Melanie =)
I love you Mom!
I love you both!
Happy Mother's Day!

15 comments:

A bird in the hand said...

I just fell in love with your Mom. She is beautiful.
xox C.

Suz said...

Diane,
What a beautiful picture of the three of you...you are all three just lovely... and what a tender tribute to your mom. Our mother stories are really important and poignant, aren't they? I am really touched by them.

Thank you for your kind, kind comments on my blog. It was both healing and painful to write and I so appreciated the depth of your comments. I thought my heart dropped out when I lost my mom but life did get better again and that gives me hope.

You are such an incredible woman, Diane. Someday I am going to meet you in person!

Sending a big hug,
Suz

Barbara Lewis said...

What a great peek into your life! I'm glad you were surrounded by the love of the special women in your life. :-)

Laura Twiford said...

Happy Mother's day Diane, what precious photos! You look so sweet! Amen to strong women! Looking forward to meeting you in person at Artbliss!

mairedodd said...

so beautiful, thank you for sharing that -
happy mother's day, diane!

Chris said...

Love the toddler pic of you and your Mom! What a blondie! I loved your tribute to your mother, and I bet she loved it too. Gracious & loving~

Alice said...

I love the photo of you and your mom. She sounds like a strong and loving person.

What a great photo of three lovely ladies. I can certainly see a resemblance.

sharon said...

Such a gorgeous post Diane, a really beautiful tribute, and I love seeing your family! Happy Mothers Day!

Daryl said...

Oh this is so special .. you must make a charm out of the photo of the 3 of you ..

your dd, melanie said...

... tears!! two incredible, *gorgeous* women (inside and out!) that i continue to take after and learn sooo much from. we still have so much to do! i don't think i'm capable of loving two more. i thank God for blessing me with both of you! xoxo!!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

what wonderful photos! and a lovely tribute to your mom

Holly Loves Art said...

Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
Cheers,
Holly

Margo said...

Great Photo!!

Cindy said...

Diane,
I so enjoyed hearing more about your special Mom. The few pictures you do have are just precious. I love the one with all of the girls in their pink dresses! And the one of the 3 generations is such a keepsake.
I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Charlene said...

DARLING!!!!!!!!!!!! Both little & all grown up! And there is sweet Melanie. What a lucky girl you are to have both your Momma & Melanie with you. HUGS! I MISS YOU!!!
Charlene
NEWS FLASH>>> We signed the papers on our 5th wheel today so Yep we're in for the big adventures with you guys.