Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mothers Day.....

This is my Mom.... when she was 4 years old...

This is my Great Great Grandmother...my Great Grandmother...
my Nana...and my Mom just 10 years before I was born...
She was 15 when she had me....



This is my Nana...my Aunt who had a great influence on my Mom...
my Mom and me when I was just  a year old....

Five generations....
My great grandmother lived to be 99...
one week from being 100 years old...
Women from the past had to be strong...
they had hard chores to do...
cooking...cleaning...raising their family...
was manual labor....
Today we have more stress in our lives...
but we have things to make our lives easier...
the times were slower back then...
they cooked on open fires on wagon trains...
they brought water in from the well...
they did their laundry in the creek...
and hung it on the line to dry....
no matter the weather....
they struggled..they had joy.....they had laughter...
they had tears....they didn't get pedicures...
or manicures...they didn't get a new outfit for every occasion...
they made do...so they could provide for their kiddos...
they could run a plow....bake a cake...
wipe tears away with their aprons....
and give a hug only a Mom could give...
So today on this Mother's Day...
I salute all women...all Moms... Aunts..
cousins....sisters.....sister in laws.....
grandmothers...neighbors..
teachers...BFF's....
all Women that have had influence in your life....
without women where would we be...
no one could find their socks...keys....
or give that special look or hug that you really needed that day...



And a big hug to all the one's that have lost their Mom's....
remembering all the great times you have had....
and the special events of you life....
Happy Mother's day to all Women.....

13 comments:

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

Wonderful pictures...what treasures to have. Happy Mother's Day sweet Deb. Thank you for the hugs.

texwisgirl said...

so true - aunts and cousins and friends can be 'moms' to us as well. lovely post, dearie. happy mom's day to you!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Precious old pics. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Wishing you, a lovely Mother's Day Weekend. ~♥~

nanny said...

Sweet, wonderful post. Well said!
I love the old photos....such a treasure!
Happy Mother's Day to you.

Jeanie said...

A beautiful tribute to mothers through the ages. You have some really wonderful pictures.
Happy Mother's Day to you.

Flora said...

Wonderful Post!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Lovely post. The pictures are so special. The five generations is a rare photo to get. I lost my mom 29 years ago.
Happy Mother's Day to you.

Linda said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful memories, Deb. Happy Mother's Day to you.

Clint said...

Great photos from the past always bring a tear and reflections on how fortunate we are in having wonderful mothers and grandmothers.

Sara G said...

Wonderful and precious memories. Have a blessed Mother's Day!!

Cherrie said...

Great post...Happy Mother's day to you!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Absolutely one of the best posts I have ever read. Perfect. Happy Mother's Day to you, Deb! blessings ~ tanna

Janie said...

Great photos, Deb, and a lovely tribute to the generations of moms in your life.