It is a sad time for our family this weekend with the passing of my dear mother-in-law but I cannot let Mother's Day pass without a tribute to my own mom who left us almost 18 years ago.
This photo hangs in the mouse-house at the top of the stairs.
It has always been a favorite of mine because my mom could never pass by a cat or kitten
without giving it a snuggle.
She is only 21 in this photo and is standing at the end of the driveway where we now call 'Home'.
Even as a farm-girl she wore dainty little shoes.
Family was everything to her and she was always proud of her three children.
This was one of her favorite photos of me with my own three kids.
We were travelling to the east coast at the time.
She adored her grand-children and they loved her. I only wish she had lived to see them all grown up.
John Jess & Allie
Her three sisters were her best friends.
My Aunt Francis on the right is the only remaining sister and she celebrated her 93rd birthday this year.
She misses my mom every day.
They always had a laugh over that.
With Mary Fox, their mother, my grand-mother, who's land we now live on.
If I was to pick one quote from my mother that has stuck with me all my life it's this...
"If you are going to take time to do something then do it right the first time."
It sounds rather condescending but she always said it with a grin on her face. :) It made me laugh. She hated to see precious time wasted. She was a perfectionist and it showed in work and her home. She was the most amazing cook and baker. I treasure all her recipes.
My favorite memory of me and my mom...Because she worked outside the home, I remember after school, age 8, 9 & 10, heading over to the bus-stop to meet her bus so we could have time to talk about our day while we walked home together. It was our special time. She loved it as much as I did.
So, "Happy Mother's Day, Mom. I hope you are enjoying life amongst the daisies in heaven. I love that I am now living where you lived as a young girl and soon the field will be filled with beautiful Spring flowers. I know that was your favorite time here."
I love you and miss you everyday.