Friday, October 9, 2009

Today is my mother's birthday. If she were still alive, she would have been 86 today. Sadly, she died nearly 4 years ago. I'm just thankful that she was able to see both of my children happily married.

The photo below is of my daughter, Carolyn, and my mother taken at Carolyn's wedding reception five years ago. Carolyn is sitting in her grandmother's lap. I love this photo of the two of them!!

Mother so badly wanted to be a great-grandmother ... something she never lived to see, but I'm sure that she must know that her first grandchild and namesake had a baby (her one and only great-grandchild) 20 months ago. How she would have loved to have seen and played with Haiden!

Happy birthday, Mother!! We miss you!!

7 comments:

Margaret said...

That's so lovely, Ellen. Happy birthday to your mother. I know you must miss her a lot.

Chrissie said...

Proud Grand mother and beautiful Grand daughter. Precious photo :)))

Chrissie

Anonymous said...

Bethany said....

Ellen, we all know how special mothers are. I am so lucky to still have mine and I treasure all the time we still have together. Fortunatly, God tells us, we will see them again, what a wonderful day that will be.

What a beautiful picture you have to treasure.

Bethany

mainely stitching said...

What a lovely photo and remembrance. Peaceful wishes to all.

Cari said...

Oh Ellen - this pic is beautiful. I have a little tear in my eye.... happy and sad at the same time. Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

missy said...

Beautiful photo. Thank you for sharing your memories of yourmom with us. Sending you hugs and ggid thoughts.

-missy-

KsMaryLou said...

What a priceless picture......which has brought both a smile and a tear. It's been almost 16 years since I lost my Mother, and there's not a day that I don't miss her and also thank God for her being in my life. Happy Birthday and hugs.