Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Mom



I have the best "Mommy" in the whole world. My sister, Joanne, and I have always called her Mommy. It sounds kind of funny coming from two 60 something girls, but that is who she will always be to us. Her name is Marion and she is 86 now and not in the best of health. But, she still lives alone across the street from my sister in Florida. I miss not getting to be with her more but I call her two times a day to see how she is. She is the kindest, sweetest and most loving woman. I do not think that I could have been born to a better mom than her. She has led an exemplary life to me. I know that her mom, my Grandma Jennie was also a wonderful woman and my Mommy must have gotten her goodness from her. My mom and grandma are 100% Swedish descent and that makes me 50% Swedish, a badge I proudly wear. If there is anything at all of goodness in me, it is because of my "Mommy". Happy Mother's Day and I love you!

13 comments:

Anita said...

Wonderful tribute

Aimee said...

I love this and she is wonderful as are you!

carma said...

A mom of 12!!! That is incredible. Lovely Mother's Day tribute to your mom, too.

Stoppin' by from SITS to say "hi" and welcome. I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers!
carma :-)

Joy said...

What a lovely homage!

Welcome to the SITS community!

Mamarazzi said...

beautiful! truly.

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sandy said...

How fabulous! My grammy had twelve kids too! She always says that I will be the one to catch up to her:0)

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greedygrace said...

What a sweet tribute!

I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're glad to have you with us!

Julie said...

She sounds awesome...I know you know you're so blessed to have your mom around all this time :)
I'm stopping by to welcome you to the SITS community!

Valerie said...

How sweet that tribute was.

I am stopping by to welcome you to SITS! I know you will enjoy being a part of our little community.

Noah's Mommy said...

what a wonderful post about your mommy....She sounds like an amazing woman....Stopping by to Welcome you to SITS...so happy you are here

Cammie said...

stopping by from SITS to welcome you! Your family holidays must be wonderful with all those kids and grandkids!!

Aubrey said...

Lovely!

I still call my dad "daddy".

Coming over from SITS to say hello and WELCOME!

Jen said...

What a sweet tribute to your mom.

Stopped over from SITS to welcome you.