Wednesday, November 29, 2006

My sweet mother

Today is my mother's birthday. She would be 96 years old if she had lived, but she died in 1993 following open heart surgery.

Last year I wrote about her here. I almost forgot about her birthday until my sister, mrsgreenthumb, reminded me this afternoon. I have written about my mother on several occasions here, here, and here.


This picture was taken in 1989, the year my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Pictured above is my Aunt Betty who traveled from California for the celebration, daughter Allison (alipurr) who had just graduated from high school and was about to enter the university, and my precious mother Sara. She was 79 years old at the time.

I wish I could tell my mother happy birthday, make her a cake, and give her a kiss. I think about her every day and would love to spend just an hour with her again so I could tell her how much I love her and miss her. I wish my grandchildren could have known this special lady. I will just have to teach them her songs and her recipes so they can get to know how precious my mother was.

16 Comments:

At November 30, 2006 5:09 AM, Blogger susan said...

She would be proud of all the new friends you have made over the last year, but I imagine she would not have a clue how blogging works! Happy Birthday to your mom!

 
At November 30, 2006 6:04 AM, Blogger Alipurr said...

How sweet, mom. I can't imagine how you and your sister feel, being without your mother. I know you both miss her every day. I love her too and miss her. I love you, Mom

 
At November 30, 2006 6:46 AM, Blogger Alissa said...

Well, Happy Birthday to your mom! I'm sure she hears the sentiment.

 
At November 30, 2006 1:35 PM, Blogger bornfool said...

If I hadn't just called my mother last night, I would do so now.

 
At November 30, 2006 1:40 PM, Blogger Sue said...

Such a sweet and tender post. I truly know exactly how you feel. I often wonder if the missing gets easier. I just don't think it will ever go away.
I drove by Mom's house today and just felt that same urge to see her.
Happy Birthday to your Mom..
xoxox

 
At November 30, 2006 3:11 PM, Blogger jellyhead said...

There's no-one in the world like your mother, right? You must miss her terribly.

Hugs to you, Motherkitty

 
At November 30, 2006 6:32 PM, Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I'm at a loss for words...

 
At November 30, 2006 8:02 PM, Blogger Kerri said...

That's a beautiful picture MK.
My hubby and I were married on my mother's birthday which helps me to always remember it. My mom died when she was 79 back in 1996.
It leaves a hole in our lives that never quite closes, doesn't it?
You've written a beautiful tribute to her here.

 
At November 30, 2006 11:44 PM, Blogger Rosa said...

Sniffle sniffle. I am sure she feels your love and gives it right back to you from above. Hugs.

 
At December 01, 2006 11:28 PM, Blogger Lee-ann said...

Well I too from way down here in Australia wish your dear mother a very happy birthday I am sure she watches over you and has had many a conversation with you and you did not even realise. how blessed she was to have such a loving family.

Your very good looking son and your mother must be close as their birthdays are close together too that is so nice.

thinking of you at this time.
lee-ann

 
At December 02, 2006 7:27 AM, Blogger Dr. Charles said...

she lives on with you in many ways. thanks for this post, a good reminder of how precious our time with family is.

 
At December 02, 2006 8:56 AM, Anonymous Sweetie said...

She lives on in your memories as you continue to share in writing and stories to your loved ones. Happy Birthday to your Mom!

 
At December 02, 2006 9:07 AM, Blogger MrsGreenThumb said...

Very moving. Thank you for writing such a touching post, it made me cry and miss Mother all the more.

 
At December 04, 2006 5:45 AM, Blogger Smalltown RN said...

What a lovely picture....I am sure you treasure it and the wonderful memories it must bring you. Happy Birthday do your dearest mother. Like you a day doesn't go by that I don't think of my mom.

Cheers!

 
At December 05, 2006 1:13 PM, Blogger Franny said...

One day, you should post one of her recipes...that would be a lovely tribute.

 
At December 05, 2006 11:03 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

I can sympathize with how you miss your mom. My mom died almost 10 years ago, and I miss her a lot still. So many things that have happened since she died have me thinking how she would have really loved them--weddings, grandchildren, new houses, etc. I comfort myself by knowing that she enjoys them from her present perch, but we still miss her here. Happy Birthday to your mom!

 

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