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Thursday, May 5

May 5, 2011 (108/365)

I love these words. Even though this is a repeat post from last year on this day, why redo something that has already been done well? (Although my lilacs are not quite this far yet).

Today I celebrate my 48th birthday. I remember my mom always said she celebrated Mother's Day - on her birthday, thankful for the day her mom became her mother.

Although my mom has now been gone 10 years now - her love, support her influence on my life is all very much a part of who I am today. I don't think there is a day that goes by that I don't think about her.

How blessed I was - to have her for my mom.

One comfort I have . . . my mom knew how much she meant to me and how much I loved her.


Karin said...

Very poignant post about your mom and grandmom! Happy Birthday to you and may you have a year of abundant joy! Love this photo - looks like you waited precisely for this first little bud to open before they all burst open with joy!

Janice K said...

Very beautiful.....My 94 year old mother left us for her heavenly home about a year and one-half ago. So often during the day I'll hear or see something that I think, "I need to call Mom and tell her," and realize my phone signal doesn't reach that far. She was that one special person who was always interested in what I was doing or making...Always cared about our children. I guess mothers are meant to be missed. But, as each day passes, I know I am one day closer to seeing her again.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Valerie! What beautiful memories of your mother. Love the pic. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Birthday, Valerie. We are at the beach and I'm not blogging this week--but did read your post.. SO--decided to send a little note saying Happy Birthday to YOU...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Happy Birthday dear friend.I hope this day has many blessings for you,be they memories or making new memories.