Sunday, May 10, 2009

More Mother's Day

Mother's Day, for my mom was just like any other day, but for the rest of us - her children - today could quite possibly have been our last Mother's Day with her. We each handled our emotions differently today. Eleanor gave her roses, I have her a blanket, George gave her a letter. My dad mourned in his own way as he watched us honor our mother. She, while aware of our presence and gifts, had no idea why they were being given or the significance of today. We have learned to count this as a blessing. It's a blessing that she doesn't understand why we cry. It's a blessing that she doesn't cry.

This was a little wrist crossage that the nursing home gave to all of the Mom patients today. Please notice that they are silk flowers! All of the women wore them very proudly. I'm not sure Mom knew why she was wearing hers.

Here she is, relaxing like royalty! Reid and I gave her this really soft blanket and she loved cuddling with it today.

Here is Mom with her favorite baby! George wrote my mom the sweetest note for Mother's Day. I had hoped to get him on video reading it to her, but we were all to emotional to get through reading the card aloud without crying. In the card, he told her that he remembered coming to see her for the first time in the nursing home and how scared he had been that she wouldn't recognize him. He said she looked up at him and said, "I love you."

All of us celebrating Mother's Day with Mom. I have a picture of El and me with Mom on my camera that I will post when I get home to my computer. Eleanor had to leave before we got a chance to take these pictures.

Mimi, Mom, and Me. Three generations together on Mother's Day.

-- Post From My iPhone


Linds said...

Mare that picture of your mom and George is so sweet. I have prayed for you today. I hope your time was sweet and peaceful. I can't wait to catch up with you later this week-- love ya!

J.Bailey Occasions said...

Ice cream and laughs sound like a fun day together, even with the really tough emotions. I know your mom loved it!

Meredith said...

MV- that is the sweetest pic of your family, esp the one of george and your mom. You are such a strength, and i am praying for you!

Janet said...

What great, awesome memories you made Sunday! VERY Special Family - your strength, love and support inspire me so much. Praying for this sweet family - Love you and miss you.

Anonymous said...

These are great, Mare! What a big, beautiful smile on your mom's face. Love you and praying for you!

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