Mother’s Day Memories *Updated*

We are all about “mothers”.

I am one. I have one and so does Jeff. Both mom’s are spectacular! I told mine so just tonight. And she replies—“oh shush–I am not.”

But she is. And Luna, Jeff’s mom is too. I am so thankful for the childhood that I was blessed with. I realize that many children are not as blessed. I realized this even more as I grew up. Have I finished growing up yet?

On a young birthday, maybe 6 or 7, when we lived in Clermont, Florida, mother made me a special birthday cake. It had blue icing—I ate some icing on the sly—AND on the cake…needless to say—it was a LONG time before I wanted any cake icing…

I remember, as we grew up, mother up late very often —since she was the sole provider for 4 kids, she had her full time job, a part time job at the church, as well as keeping house, cooking, cleaning, and teaching and training 4 youngsters! What a job that must have been!

On special occasions when it called for a new dress or outfit, you’d find her sewing away on her machine in her room completing 3 dresses for 3 little girls, and many times a little boy pair of shorts to match our dresses! I remember more than once she made little Jeff (our baby brother) a whole suit! One Easter it was light blue jacket and matching shorts! HE was so cute!

I remember many sacrifices she made for us–and she never complained to us about not having this or that, she TRUSTED God to meet the needs of her little family. He always did. He still does.

I learned from her example, as well as the godly examples of both my grandmothers. Mamo and Granny. Lois and Vera Mae. They had an unshakeable faith in Jesus Christ and they passed this faith and trust in the Almighty God onto their family members. Some chose to follow, some not. Still the path was set. They did not waiver.

I remember cooking with both Mamo and Granny. I will share many “grand-mother memories” on a later post! But both were AWESOME women! One a mighty prayer warrior—the other a mighty fishing-woman! But dedicated to Jesus Christ all the way to the end of their days. And what a journey it was!

I hope you can join us this weekend and share some special memories of your childhood, whether the memory is about your own mother, or someone that had a great influence on your life. If you’ve got some pictures —past or present–put them on! Let us visit together—we’re pulling out the scrapbooks…bad hair days and all! Be sure and link back to here so that we can visit around and spread the mother’s day cheer! You can grab the special mother’s day button on the side bar and display it for your “Mother’s Day” memories!

I have combined pictures of the past few years of special moms in my life. Some friends…some family. If you aren’t pictured —either I don’t have your picture…or…OR…it’s not on this computer the day I made this! (I apologize for being in more than one picture…I am in the company of some awesome women and I just left the photo as it was for memories sake!)

Enjoy!

http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf

My linky has not been working right…so if it’s not here…be sure and leave a comment letting others know you are participating—and we can visit!

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Jeff’s post will be added this weekend! He will be writing about his mom!

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23 responses to “Mother’s Day Memories *Updated*

  • Denise

    I will be back, looking forward to it sweetie. I love you.

  • LisaShaw

    What beautiful photos. I’m both a Mom/Mommy and Grandma. I had an awesome teacher: My Grandma who is with the Lord.

    I look forward to reading more dear sister.

    I love you.

  • Denise

    I love these pictures, was wonderful seeing the pictures of Wanda. I love you.

  • Karen

    Great idea and beautiful pictures….I have been posting this week in honor of some special mothers in my life and will be adding another each day through Sunday.

    Have a Happy Mother’s Day, Angie!

  • LisaShaw

    Hey Sis I did a video online if you’d like to pop on over. Love ya and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Ms. Angie…..I finished your buttons ๐Ÿ˜€

    I also saw the picture of my momma and you ๐Ÿ˜€ Now WHO did you get to do your picture so professionally? kidding ๐Ÿ˜€

    Love ya much!
    Maddie

  • DeeDee

    I have my post ready to post at 12:01 …
    What a great idea..
    Look forward to visiting with other moms this week.
    Sweet Blessings to you!

  • Donetta

    Dear ones, Mine is a post on Forgiveness…I hope that another who might have a “Mother wound” might gain from my journey and heal.

    Mother wounds can cause a big challenge for so many at this time of year.

    Honor the office so that it will go well with you upon the earth, and length of days and fullness of life will be yours.

    If you need to forgive your Mother it will be for YOUR good.

  • DeeDee

    ok… I have linked again… and I got my post up. I had put the wrong date LOL today is the 8th not the 9th…
    Sweet Blessings to you and
    Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Kathleen Marie

    I’ll have mine posted soon! This was a wonderful idea. Thank you for inviting me to join in!

    Hugs!

  • Tea With Tiffany

    This is such a valuable post! MOMS matter. And loved the slideshow. I’ll see what I can create.

  • Susan

    Oh, how special.

    Thanks for sharing this Angie.

    I pray you have a blessed Mother’s Day!!!

    Blessingsโ™ฅ

  • lori

    I linked 2…..OVERACHIEVER that I am! ๐Ÿ™‚ lol!! One is this year’s button and one is last years post. So……………you have both! I just LOVE you!!

    Happy Mother’s Day!
    Love you! off to visit mine!

    lori

  • Debra

    Angie,

    You lived in Clermont, FL? That’s where we live now…hence, Josh’s jacket…the Knights! What a trip huh?

    But anyway, I would love to post about my Mom … I’ll be back to do that and link up…I’m so far behind from being on vacation.

    Beautiful tribute to yours…blessings to you!

  • Anonymous

    Angie, you are a beautiful sister and wonderful mother! I love you and I hope you have a very special Mother’s Day! It was a great delight to have ya’ll to join us for dinner tonight. Enjoyed catching up on your blog.

    Love, Aimee

  • Jensmere

    Okay…I thought I linked up the other day…I did it again so that maybe this time will work.

    Loved your post…I agree with you that your Mom is a super-duper lady…you and your sisters are pretty high on my list too!!!

    Love you!
    Susan

  • Julie

    Didn’t make a slide show, but I do have a post.

    Have a blessed Mother’s Day, my friend.

    Love ya!v

  • Lori

    Enjoyed looking at your photos!! Happy Mother’s Day. I know the road has not always been easy, but you are a great God’s girl and great Mom. Wishing you the best.

  • elaine @ peace for the journey

    A beautiful tribute to mother’s everywhere; thanks for the meme. One of my greatest joys has been my mothering and to be the child of my mother. She’s an incredible blessing in my life!

    Happy Mother’s Day.

    peace~elaine

  • Mary R Snyder

    Beautiful photos — God’s girls are a pretty goodlooking bunch!!

    Beautiful post!!

  • Joyful

    I found you through my friend Elaine @ peace for the journey.

    Beautiful tributes. As I had already written one early this morning, I trust that you don’t mind that I linked here. Didn’t want to miss an opportunity to honour my Mom. (I don’t know that I linked correctly. Any readers who visit may need to check to see that the post is dated May 10th. Sorry.)

    Blessings,
    Joy

  • Donetta

    I see you removed mine. I am sorry if it was an offense to you? If so anyway…

  • Angie

    Donetta~
    Your post was not an offense to me at all! I have had such trouble with the Mr. Linky. I lost the first several who linked in…and then I had to try and remember who had linked so that I could “trouble” them to link again.

    I am so sorry that you thought that! YOU are precious! To me and Aimee! And I read your whole page with much interest—and heartfelt tears with you as you suffered so much at the hands of someone who should have loved you more than life itself!

    I love you dearly! Please don’t think that removed yours at all ๐Ÿ™‚

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