Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom


Today is my Mother's birthday. She would have been 72 if...........
I remember many things about my Mom.
The Mom who baked things for school.
The Mom who made the best Clam Chowder on rainy winter days.
The Mom who painted.
The Mom who laughed.
The Mom who loved you no matter what.
The Mom who, as soon as Carlos and I moved in together, would introduce him as her son-in-law.
The Mom who was married to my Dad for over 50 years.
The Mom who was a Nurse.
The Mom who loved to travel.
The Mom who taught me to love books.
I love my Mom.
I miss my Mom.

16 comments:

lelocolon said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom from me too.

Beth said...

Wishing your Mom a happy birthday on this day, and sending YOU a hug. {{hug}}

Jim said...

Happy birthday to you mom as well. What a great post, thanks for sharing your memories.

edder said...

It sounds as though you lost your mother...that she would have been 72 today if not for...

Treat yourself gently today, Bob.

Michael Rivers said...

What wonderful memories of your mom. I hope these bring you comfort today.

David Dust said...

Your Mom sounds like a very special woman. What a lovely remembrance of her on the date of her birth.

I bet she is very, very proud of you...

XOXOXOXOXOXO

Kyle said...

Bob, what a terrific remembrance of your Mom on her day. I went back to read all the entries you had on her under "mom" and she obviously was a very special and unique person, just based on those entries. She reminds me a lot of my mother. I know it doesn't get easier. Even after five years I still miss my mom and I think of her each and every day. Thanks for sharing your memories of your mother. You are a great guy with wonderful sensibilities. Take care.

Stan in NH said...

That was a nice tribute to your mother. I hope you have a great day of remembrance. My mom will be 79 in a month and still going strong. Wishing you and your mom the best on this special day.

Lou said...

She sounds wonderful Bob, you were blessed to have her, even if it wasn't for as long as you would have liked. I think she was blessed to have you too.

Calvin said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your mom. My mom found out in February that she has breast cancer. The thought of her not being around terrifies me. It sounds like your mom loved you very much and I'm sure that she knew you loved her the same.

Sam said...

I read this somewhere, and it really hit home for me after the death of my Mom. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."

Allan S. said...

Yes, it is a special day. Happy birthday to your mom. She done good!

Joy said...

That's a good quote, Sam.

Many hugs, Bob.

mistress maddie said...

A beauitful setiment Bob! I treasure my Mom everyday she is here.

Wonder Man said...

Very nice, Bob.

Sam said...

That was sweet and touching. I lost my mom last December. I'm not looking forward to her birthday. Thanks for the wonderful post.