Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!!

"I have the prettiest mommy and she has the prettiest voice in the whole world," I bragged in kindergarden ... and first grade ... and second grade. I must have been very annoying to the other kids. It's a wonder I made any friends. The thing is ... It was true. :)

I knew how lucky I was, even then. But, even more so now, now that I can appreciate more than the just the beautiful lullabies (she won best soloist at the Hollywood Bowl Battle of the Bands when she was 20) and having a really pretty mom. 

I won't make a long list (I could, but that might get annoying ;) but I will say, that I could not have done better in this life, in the mom department. I am so grateful for her boundless love and support.

God could not be everywhere and therefore
He made mothers.

~Jewish proverb

Mom holding me in the car, getting ready to take me home from the hospital.
Bakersfield 1968

Mom with Penny (in pink) and me (bald) in a field in Alaska, 1969

You too, my mother, read my rhymes
For love of unforgotten times,
And you may chance to hear once more
The little feet along the floor.

~Robert Louis Stevenson

In Hawaii with my sister Penny and me

Mom, Penny and I in Tahiti 1992

Grandma "Kiki" with baby Benjamin (my nephew) 2005

Mom and I, Lake Como 2008

When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child,
I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.

~Nancy Friday

Happy Mother's Day!!!


PK Studios said...

Ditto!! : )
Need to get my scanner fixed so I can upload some fun pics too to blogger!!!!

Emily said...

Wonderful! I hope my girls think of me with this much love when they're older. Happy Mother's Day!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

My oh my you still look the same! What a world travelling mom you had! Lovely memories.

Cristina Deboni said...

Che bel post! e che bella mamma che hai! complimenti e buona festa della mamma! ciao Cri : )

Loree said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mother.

rjerdee said...

An absolutely lovely tribue to your Mom! I had a pretty Mom with a pretty voice too :)

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks ladies, for the comments!!! Hope you all had a great Mother's day!

Marty said...

des belles images Ă©mouvantes !
jolie fĂȘte pour les mamans !