Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day Memories . . .

I have special memories of Mother's Day while I was growing up.
On Mother's Day morning before church my
Daddy would go outside to cut a red rose for each of us to wear.
A red rose meant your Mother was still alive.
I think this tradition faded away about 30 years ago.


A white rose meant your mother had passed away.
I remember seeing the people at church wearing a white rose or beautiful white carnation corsage and thinking how sad it must be to not have your Mother with you to celebrate the day.

My dear, sweet Mother, Helen, passed away 11 years ago one month before Mother's Day. That first Mother's Day without her was very difficult. All of the holidays were difficult that first year.

I cherish the memories of Mother. Her love, kindness, beautiful singing voice, & generous heart are a legacy of love to her family. She loved the Lord. I find sweet comfort in knowing that I will see her again in heaven. I thank God for my wonderful mother.

Mothers hold their children's

hands for a short while,

but their hearts forever.


8 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

Happy Mother's Day
Patsy

Mary said...

Carol, that was a sweet sentiment to Mom. Yes she worked so hard at being the type of person most people would even strive to be.
I miss her too. Can't believe it has been 11 years. Time flies by so fast. Enjoy your day today. And enjoy watching little Ethan being dedicated at church. Mom will be looking from heaven and rejoicing that the 4th generation of her family will be serving the Lord.
Love you
Mary

valerie said...

I know you miss you mom. I can't even imagine what it would be like to not have my mom here.
You're right...the hope is that we know we will see our loved ones again.
I'm so thankful you have little Ethan this Mother's Day. What a special blessing.
Happy Mother's Day, Carol!
Love,
Valerie
P.S. I'll e-mail you the breakfast pizza recipe. It's really good and you can do a lot of the preparation the night before.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Carol, that was beautiful. Happy Mother's Day. laurie

l♥ving life as mommy and wife! said...

Such a sweet post Carol! Happy Mothers day to you!! Its your first one as a grandma too!!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Love the quote at the bottom...So true so very,very true!

Shelia said...

Oh, what a sweet Mother's Day post! Wonderful dear tribute to your mother!
Hope your day was lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ginger said...

I hope you are having a very special mother's day.