Sunday, May 12, 2013

Dear Mom

Dear Mom,

It’s been three years without you….

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you and wish you were here.

Wish I could call you and ask you about that recipe…or tell you how all my flowers are blooming. You’d be so proud! I may have gotten a “green thumb” from you!

Mother's Day hydrangeas 

I’d love to show you our house…oh how I’ve changed it up since you were here.  You’d love it’s bright and cozy feeling…with a “farmhouse” kind of charm. I sure would enjoy sharing “coconut mocha” coffee with you out on our patio. We’d watch the kids play and gather eggs…it would remind you of growing up in the country :)

Mother's Day coffee sign

I really miss shopping with you…I’ve found so many Antique shops that you would love :) Shannon takes me to Canton a few times a year, and we find cool stuff together…he is my shopping buddy now.

Mother's Day rose

I want you to know that we talk about you all the time…and are reminded of you daily by little things like your hats hanging on the wall or when Paula Deen comes on the Food Network :) I even drink a cup of coffee in the afternoons…just like you did. I remind myself of you in so many ways.

Mother's Day hats

And the grandkids…they have grown up so much…they are busy with friends, music lessons, gymnastics, and t-ball…you’d be so proud of their accomplishments. And we still make gingerbread cookies at Christmastime to keep your tradition going.

Mother's Day gingerbread

I want to thank you for teaching me how to be a good mom. For teaching me scriptures I hold in my heart still this very day.

Mother's Day flowers

And though we miss you terribly, I want you to know that we are ok. We are happy and healthy and God has blessed us with precious people that love on us just like you did. And we find comfort in knowing we will see you in Heaven one day.

Mother's Day foxgloves

But until then…

Here is a song dedicated to you and all kinds of “moms” on this beautiful MOTHER’S DAY!

(written by my sweet girls Kati Jayde & Kynli)

I love you MOM!

Blessings

21 comments:

awal.ny said...

Happy Mother's Day. Your words to your mother brought tears to my eyes. It has been 9 yrs since my mother passed and I still have so much to show and tell her.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

OH this post is so perfect and exactly how I feel about my mom even though she's been gone for over 25 years. I talk to her and think about her all the time. The greatest legacy is how her grandchildren talk about her all the time too. They are always saying things like "Grandma would have - - -". God Bless. Your daughters are precious and such a talent too. Hugs, Marty

Debra Oliver said...

such a sweet tribute to your loving mom! Happy Mother's Day, Becky!

Amy Kinser said...

I love you and i know i would have loved your mama. What a precious letter and tribute to your mom.

Amy Kinser said...

I love you and i know i would have loved your mama. What a precious letter and tribute to your mom.

Nantucket Daffodil said...

What an amazing, loving post. Thanks for sharing your touching words and cozy images.

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Becky - I couldn't get through this wonderful tribute without tearing up. You wrote it so very beautifully, sweetie. Know that you are a divine reflection of your mother's neverending, unconditional love for you - and you carry that on with your own family. ♥ Happy Mother's Day, my friend.

xoxo laurie

Junkchiccottage said...

What a beautiful post Becky. Your mom is watching over you and loves everything you do. Happy Mother's Day to you.
Kris

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

An absolutely beautiful and heart felt tribute to your Mom.
It brought tests to my eyes.
Tam

Kim M said...

This is just beautiful. My mom is still here, but unwell and in a nursing home. I sat with her and held her hand and talked to her today, but I desperately miss all the things we used to do together. Your post reminds me that I should be happy she is still here with me now, regardless of our experiences together, we are together. Thank you for that reminder.

Holly said...

What a lovely tribute! My mom has been gone for five years now and I can relate to many of the things you spoke of. I can't get any sound on the video, but it sure looks sweet!

Happy Mother's day to you!

Geli said...

So beautiful!
I think your mother love it!
Happy May with your family dear Becky!
With love,
Geli

It's me said...

O Becky...what a beautiful post for your mom.....tears tears and more tears rolling over my cheeks.....i miss my mom so much too !!...love from me darling....always....xxx...!!

Marie Angelique said...

Oh, this was so moving. I just lost my father a month ago and I cannot begin to imagine how Father's Day will be.

Solange Hooks said...

I am sure your mom is still very much part of your everyday life. I think often about how I am going to have to say goodbye to my parents one day. Nobody knows when but I know no matter how many hugs I give them It will never be enough. Thank you for reminding me to give them one more.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

What a lovely letter to your Mom...I too lost my Mom years ago,she may not be here but I feel her in my life all the time,x0 Chrissy

Donna B said...

What a touching letter to your mom! I enjoyed the girls song, I'm sure they will go places! I've enjoyed looking through your blog. Come check out Sunshine Pen Pals and join the fun!
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White Lace and Promises said...

What a beautiful post! I lost my mom will be three years in September and this year March was 2 for my dad. I so miss them both and not a day goes by that I am not thinking about her and wishing she were here. Yes, I have her Bible outlined and highlighted with notes in the margins and letters that she wrote to me and my children even though we lived only 3 minutes away from each other. When I hear the song, Light of that City, I know she's not lame anymore but running all over that city. With her Being confined to a wheelchair for 2 years, it give me peace to know that she is walking and free of pain and suffering. Thanks for this post. I needed it tonight. God knows how to give me what I need when it-it was right on time although written a few weeks ago.

Janet said...

From the very first line I recognized this is a letter I could write to my own mother... Thankfully, and inspired by your post, I was able to pick up the phone to tell my mom just how much I love her and what she means to me.

I wish you could do the same.

Much love,

Janet

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