Happy Mother's Day

I miss my mom more than I can say today.
I'm noticing now fondly, that I can thank her for my short legs with just a bit of body over the knee.
I can still remember those shorts and terry cloth top she wore to the beach and how she always looked so funny to me there.. .not because of her clothes but because she looked so strange to me without her glasses that she would carefully leave on a towel before going in the water.

I'm thankful that though she left me too early, she raised up for me 4 older brothers. . .3 who are still alive and who might not love me quite as unconditionally as she did. . .
but give me roots and connections now to who she was.

I grew up with a mother who kissed me goodnight . .and who sometimes tenderly crossed the line in taking a chance that I might become proud myself by telling me herself that she was of me.
I'm truly thankful that my Mom knew how to give me the eye of  "I see that and you better rapidly change course".
I'm thankful that she loved Jesus enough to make me want to know him too.
I'm thankful she cared enough about looking nice that she sewed me pretty dresses but not so much that I couldn't look like a dork now and then.

She was a much better mother than I ever thought to give her credit for.
She passed away unexpectedly when I was 36.
One day I'll see her again  and tell her myself.

all for now. .
with love,


  1. Wonderful Lovella. Love that photo! A very Happy Mother's Day to you...

  2. What a sweet photo. And that little blondie is you? So cute with your sunglasses on.

    This post is very dear. I like how you said that she was a much better mother than you gave her credit for.

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

  3. Wonderful post Lovella. And a Big Happy Mother's Day to you too!

  4. Your words of love touched me, Lovella. My own mother left me when I was 35, and I'm thinking today that I was truly blessed to have had her. She couldn't cook, sew or decorate, but she sang to us and every single day, she kissed and hugged us and reminded us just how much she loved us. I never, ever heard her and my dad fight. Although she wasn't very domestic, she was indeed very maternal! ♥

  5. Memories are all we have sometimes. Thankfully yours are good ones. Happy Mother's Day to you.

  6. Thanks Lovella for sharing this with us. Time has a way of making us see things differently especially after we become Mother's ourselves. I still have my Mother here ( she is 85) and realize how blessed I am everday.

  7. Wonderful tribute to your Mother. Lovella. I am blessed to still have my Mom but lost my father when I was only a teenager. It will be wonderful to be re-united one day in heaven!

  8. Awww . . . I was missing my mom terribly this weekend too. Almost 20 years since she died! But it sure is wonderful to have sweet memories, isn't it. Even better, to know that we'll see each other again! Hope you had a lovely Mother's day Lovella!

  9. What a sweet tribute to your mother. I can't imagine how painful it must have been to have lost her suddenly, at age 36. I think the picture is adorable.


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