Monday, April 24, 2017

My Rock

Since Mother's Day is coming up, I wanted to tell you a little about my own mother.  She had a petite frame of body, but a strong nature.  She was funky too, and used to say things to the grandkids that would blow them away.  It was just second nature to the siblings, we were used to it haha.


the grandkids

She was so creative, and enjoyed working on projects around the house.  One time when I had a birthday/slumber party, she made small individual pizzas for each of the girls. 


She sewed many of my clothes growing up, and when I had a special function to go to, she made me the cutest blouses and dresses to wear for it.


When the kids and grandkids got into any trouble or acted up, she always kept her cool.  It amazed me how steady she was, even in the most difficult situations.

She lived simply - didn't have a lot of clothes or jewelry, but when she did go out, she always looked nice, and even wore eyeliner well into her 70's. 


She cooked and cooked, and to this day, the girls make her homemade enchiladas on special occasions. 


One day, I was having a really bad day, and while driving in the car with a couple of my siblings, I got upset about something and heated words were exchanged.  I just got out of the car and started walking home (in the middle of the road).  All of a sudden, my mom gets out of the car and walks right along beside me.  She didn't care if she had the proper clothes or shoes to walk in, she just got out and walked.  I'll never forget that. 


She was/is my rock,
and I wanted to say a few words
to honor the special woman
I called mom.

 
~Sheri

39 comments:

It's me said...

What a beautiful heart warming post Sheri.....we miss our moms....love Ria x ❤️

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, your Mom is a very special woman. I love the tribute to her! Such heartfelt sentiments, my friend. The photos are just darling. Have a lovely week, my friend. ♥

Jeanie said...

Oh Sheri, your mom sounds just wonderful. And this is the most beautiful tribute. There's something about a mom -- they are such a part of our lives and the bond goes on forever. I'm so glad you shared this.

NanaDiana said...

What a lucky girl you were to have a mom like that. A true blessing and this was a wonderful tribute to her. xo Diana

Karen said...

Priceless memories!

Carla from The River said...

A lovely tribute! A true blessing!
I think you are walking in her shoes. You sound like a great mom too.
Love You,
Carla

Susie said...

Sheri, I love this about your mother. It was so good that your children had fun times with her. I can tell your children mean the world to you...just as you and your sibling meant to your very own mother. My own mom was far from perfect, but I am telling you I hope I have grown in strength to be as tough. I hope my own daughters have some of that grit in them also. Blessings to you ,love you, xoxo, Susie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweet post about your Mother and your family! What a beautiful lady...no wonder you and your girls are so beautiful too! Hugs!

Pilar said...

Beautifully written post about your mom Sheri! She sounded like an amazing woman. I love reading posts like this! My mom is special to me as well. She is my rock :) Have a wonderful week my friend!

Nuria Travelera said...

Such a beautiful post Sheri! She sounds like an amazing lady, you must be very proud of your mum. She looks gorgeous, lovely pictures!

I would love to have more memories of my mum but I lost her when I was 8 years old, I remember her as very loving and beautiful, I will always miss her

Have a lovely week sweetie xxx

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Sandi said...

A loving and touching tribute. She sounds like a bright light in this dark world.


Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Sheri, wouldn't your Mom love to read this post!
Such a special tribute to her and what a talented, wise, understanding and loving mother she was.
Some mothers have extra skills when it comes to parenting and yours certainly did.
I miss my Mom every day and even at 75 I would still love to ask her advice at times!
Take care
Love
Shane xox

Angélica D said...

Que bonitas fotos familiares ,, me gusta mucho conocer un poco mas de usted
Cariños

TARYTERRE said...

A lovely tribute to your mom. Touching and sweet.

Patricia said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mother Sheri. She sounds like a very special lady, and I'm sure you have inherited many of her qualities. So many of our mothers made our clothes back in the day. My Mum did that too. You wonder how they found the time. Lovely photos you have shared with us.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

There could be volumes written about these women who raised us. You have started well here my friend, to introduce the beginning of what could be a month-long tribute to our mothers. Oh what a beautiful woman, so petite, but those small ladies pack a lot of punch. Mine did. Quiet, stoic, reserved, but she never let me get away with any nonsense as a little kid. Later in life, she let me discover myself, and like your mom, she sewed all my clothes. McCalls, Butterick and Simplicity (her favorite) were household names. Oh how you brought back so many memories!

Merlesworld said...

When your kids tell you, you did a great job as a mum that is high praise indeed, she sounds wonderful.
Merle...........

DUTA said...

What an inspiring soul your Mom was! Your fine tribute does her more justice.

Mercy F said...

Oh this is so sweet, she sounds awesome, cool and fun lady. She's such a good example to you that's why you're a good mother yourself. This is an inspiring post Sheri, made me really grateful about my mum too.

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Mildred said...

Beautiful picture of your Mom and of the two of you together. You were very blessed to have such a loving, supportive and talented Mom and your children are blessed to call you Mom. xo

Susan said...

Oh Sheri, that was a lovely post. Your Mama seems like a very sweet lady. How could she not be? After all, you are her daughter! She's a very pretty lady, too, like you! Is she still with you? She'll love the post. Hugs. Susan

Sarah F said...

Aww, this was a beautiful tribute to your mom. Very sweet. You are incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful mom. I grew up mostly with my dad, as my mom left when I was about 10 and was in and out of my life until I was an adult. Now I try to distance myself from her because she's never been very stable and has a lot of issues. I love seeing when mothers and daughters have very close relationships. It warms my heart. I'll be honest though, I do feel a ping of jealousy every time. 💁 Happy early Mother's Day to you!! Hope your Mother's Day is amazing!

xo, Sarah
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Michelle B said...

Hi Sheri! What a beautiful tribute to your mom! What a great picture of the two of you together. :) My mom made our clothes when we were little too. She always cooked and we rarely went out to eat, not even to McDonalds. Happy Early Mothers Day!

Rose said...

I loved reading this...what a wonderful mother you had/have?

Imogen said...

I felt so impacted reading this. Beautiful words. It's so important to take a moment and reflect like this. I love the personal touches and I can just imagine the pretty clothes she must have made for you.

roughterrain crane said...

Your every word contains the love which has been grown between your mother and you children. These words smile kindly at us reader. Thanks a lot.

marcia said...

Beautiful post, Sheri. You look like your mother.
Thank you for sharing, dear friend.
Mother's day, every day. <3

Thank you for understanding that I'm a little slower with visits these days.
Love you.
xoxo

carolina g. ticala said...

Interesting post! Have a lovely Day! 🌻🌻🌻❤️❤️❤️

Vasundhara Agarwal said...

Such a beautiful post! gorgeous pics :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Such a beautiful post about your dear Mother - and a lovely photo of you both. Also a cute one of all the grandkids.
Hope you are enjoying the week dear friend
hugs
Carolyn

LoveT. said...

What a lovely Post Sheri! The Photos are wonderful :)

lots of Hugs from Vienna!

Susie Swanson said...

What a beautiful Tribute to your mom. It brought tears to my eyes. Our mom is our best friend and we will always miss them but it's so good to have such cherished memories like you have. Hugs and love, xo

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

What a pretty Mom you had and such nice memories... Precious! Now you have your kids and I am sure that you are just as sweet a Mom to them as your Mom was to you...
I am lucky to still have my Mom and am happy to celebrate another Mother's Day with her soon.
Happy Mother's Day ( a little early ) to you Sheri!

Walking the Bean said...

How lovely! It's always fun to reminisce with the little thing you remember the most. {i.e. sewing pattern, food, and even smells} Thank for sharing your memories.
~Chris

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Such a lovely tribute to your beautiful mom Sheri! At first I wasn't sure if it was one of your girls writing about you :).

(I've been meaning to ask...I don't see a way to sign up for your posts. Maybe it's the device I'm on, which can be quirky sometimes.)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a sweet tribute to your beautiful Mom, Sheri! Mother's Day can be a difficult day when we are missing our Moms. She sounds like a very special, dedicated and selfless Mother and Grandmother. I know where you get your good qualities from. Sending hugs and blessings for your week. xo Karen

Red Rose Alley said...

Happy Mother's Day, friends!

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Sheri, this is a beautiful post about your dear Mother, and such a lovely photo of you both. So nice to see the one with all of the grand-kids too.

Special memories

All the best Jan

Pam Jackson said...

Very nice post about your mom.