May 09, 2010

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there - both of human babies and fur babies!

Today I remember my own mother who in my eyes and my heart is the best mother God ever gave a child. I miss her dearly everyday but I know she's smiling down on me. I hope I'm making you proud mom - I couldn't be the woman I am today without a mom or role model like you.

Mom & I in Williamsburg - I love her top, she was always SO stylish.

Mom and Me circa the late 1970's

This is my favorite picture of us together. My mother was blonde through most of my childhood this is when she was still keeping it real - although she made a beautiful blonde. I however don't have that luck with light hair. I wish I had more recent images scanned of the two of us, my mom was one hot lady. Full of spunk and comedy. Forget Stiffler's Mom, or Stacy's Mom - my mom was the woman that had it going on! I love you mom and miss you every day!ox

I hope you all take time to appreciate the mothers in your life - be them blood related or otherwise. I have many friends who's parents have adopted me and I'm so thankful for Mike's parents his mother and father have truly made me one of the family and I will be forever grateful for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th moms in my life.

Give all your mom's a big hug for me and because you love her today!

I've been busy most of today so I haven't had heavy thoughts but instead smiles and not tears, yet. With each day it gets easier but I know it will never be the same. Thankfully she is at peace and I know she's is with the ones she loved and who raised her to be the woman she became and was the day I met her.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL OF YOU OUT THERE, reading your blogs makes me have the small desire to one day procreate a bebe of my own, so thank you! I enjoy your stories, your pictures and all the funny things you share each day. (And yes, FUR babies are apart of this as well).

oxoxo

Update: I wanted to add two more pictures of my mother that I actually did have scanned on my work computer. This first one is my all time favorite image of my mother. She was 19 years old and it was the day she married my father. They were young and both so beautiful/handsome. Their marriage lasted 32 years they had divorced when I was 19. But still the images from this day showed how much they loved each other in that moment.

My Mother on her Wedding Day • She was 19

Lastly this image was taken in 1993/1994. I was a senior in high school and the captain of our schools Pom Pon Squad (dance squad). I had just won third place captain at our competition and our team won third or fourth place (I can't remember). This was a huge deal to all of us since our team never placed at a competition until the year I was captain - yes, I'm tooting my own horn. TOOT! TOOT!

Me and Mom Circa 1993/1994
NO I was a dancer NOT a cheerleader.
Although I did earn the award from my team 
that season for being the Most Spirited! 

Her sweatshirt read my school's name and POMS on the front and the back read KELLY'S MOM. I remember her being so supportive of me and all I did growing up. Our team also won the Spirit award a few times that year. At the competition the school with the loudest and most supportive crowd would win the spirit award for that afternoon. We started to fill the stands with cardboard cut outs of cartoon characters with sayings on them about how great my HS was. It was really cute and took her, myself and my teammates a lot of time to make the banners and the characters. It all paid off in the end we won the Spirit Award at least two times that year. YAY! My mom was so talented and I owe all my artistic ability to her. My father is very organized and does a lot of technical drawing in his line of work and loves landscaping and building - I think I get my interior design and landscape love from him.

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23 comments:

Ams said...

Aw, sweet lady!! Sending you some hugs! My mom moved out of town a few weeks ago - and THAT is hard for me. How silly is that?? I know... I have to be so thankful that she is here with you. And I know that your mom is looking down on you and is SO proud of you!! You're an amazing lady!!
*Hugs*
I love this post - and yes, your mom is GORGEOUS!

Andi said...

Thanks for sharing these. Love these pics with your mom, she was beautiful and sounds like a wonderful lady :) Hope you had a good day.

Big Mama Cass said...

Hope you had a great day!

Ms. Chyme said...

so cute when u are a kid.

Vic said...

This is so sweet! You were an adorable kid.

Aura said...

I was thinking about you yesterday! I hope your day was full of sweet memories of your Mama :)

foxy said...

Fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing the memory of your mother with us.... you're right, she is one hot momma!!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Aura, thank you so much. You just made my day. If I could I'd hug you right now.

Thank you all for your kind words and compliments on my hot momma ;) And for the compliments that I was such a cute kiddo!

McGriddle Pants said...

Isn't it funny how much "older" 19 looks back then? WOW! She looks like... 24 or something! Craziness.
Love the old pics!! :)

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

These photos are SO priceless. Love them!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

McGriddle - I think it's because they always dressed like ladies back then - they seemed older, more refined and grown up to me. When I was 19 I looked like I was still only 17 or younger... because I dressed like it. ;)

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Awww, I love the one of her in her wedding dress. So pretty.

Kely

Cathy said...

Wonderful pics of your mom. She looks amazing in her wedding dress!
Hope you spent the day remembering all the happy times you had together.

Aunt Juicebox said...

I love the wedding picture!

bananas. said...

i'm sure you can relate but whenever i see or read mother-daughter related posts, i get all teary eyed. not really out of sadness but more out of happiness. i feel the relationship between the two is so special and unique and can only be felt between those two people.

yea i realize not all daughters are as lucky as us to have manificent moms which make me more appreciative.

i'm sure your mom is smiling down on you daily and is oh so proud of the woman you've become. how could she not be?

xoxo.

Taylor Sterling said...

you and your mother look beautiful!

Big Mama Cass said...

Great post about your mom. Fantastic photos too. I am jealous. I wish I had pics of my mom and I when I was little :)

Meghan said...

Your mama was such a beautiful lady! This post was such a wonderful tribute to her. Hugs!

meredith said...

i loved this post, and i know your beautiful mama did too. thank you for sharing something so special with us.

xoxo

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

ahhh, I read this late. I wish I could relate to my mom...but I don't. Lucky are those who are best friends with theirs...
warm hugs

The Lil Bee said...

You have a beautiful mom, Kelly. And you are definitely making her proud every day. xo

miss lucille said...

your mother is beautiful!

Anastasia said...

Love your mom in her wedding dress.

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