Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I'd like to dedicate this Mother's Day post to my mom, who passed away three years ago.  My mom was a talented, loving, generous mom who always put her family before herself.

I am very interested in my heritage, and was always asking her questions, which she answered with a smile.  She was Spanish and French Canadian, and taught me that where you came from was the foundation of your roots.

She cooked, sewed, worked on projects around her home, and danced in her kitchen.  I miss her dearly, and think about her often.

Here is a field of daisies for her.

"If I could give you
one thing in life,
I would give you
the ability to see
yourself through
my eyes.  Only then
would you realize
how special you
are to me."

Happy Mother's Day mom, from your youngest child.



val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Sheri, such a lovely post dedicated to your mum.
When we loose our parents its a very sad day. Somehow for me, my life changed when my mum died. It all became different.
lovely photos and poem.
thanks Sheri.. very nice.
best wishes

Anonymous said...

AWWW so cute pics:)
Thank you so much for sweet words on my blog:)

I hope you come back and visit me soon again. I have more swedish inspiration for you:)

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis

Tulla and Catie said...

So lovely words for your mum! I am sure she can feel it wherever she is now!
Hugs from Barbara

oldthings said...

My sweet Sheri
You did a beautiful tribute to your mother. I think that is the most favorite person in the family, who loves, thinks, sees all the others and herself last. I wish you to have fun on your mother in-law and we expect lots of photos.Thank you for your nice comment .
With all my love

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Just Beautiful x

Rebeccas DIY said...

So many cute pictures! In Sweden mother's day is on May 27th.
- Rebecca

It's me said...

Wowwww sheri...what a special post for your mother....beautuful...heart warming......love that quote....may i use that first picture ???...love from me...xxx...it is the first mother's day without my mom.....so difficult....xxx...

Vintage Jane said...

What a lovely post. I'm sure your mom is looking down on you with pride. M x

Marydon said...

Your write is so full of love, Sheri. She is smiling down upon you, tho carried in your heart.

Have a great week ~

GIVEAWAY ends 5/13

Chatty Crone said...

How sweet - I miss my mom too. sandie

Joasia said...

What a wonderfully touching post Sheri.
Sounds like your Mum was a very special lady who gave life to a loving, sensitive and caring person. She must be looking down and loving what she sees.
Have a lovely week

Ginger Zuck said...

Oh Sheri, what a lovely post. Mom's are the best. I lost my mother a long time ago and miss her so much it hurts. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day week! Hugs, my sweet friend.


What a lovely post dear Sherry. I'm sure your dear mother sees you from up there how wonderful her child is and how great she turned out and all the love you still have for her. Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day, along with your dear family. Hugs,

andrea@townandprairie said...

For all moms everywhere... especially the ones that carry the weight of the world. Beautiful post!

NanaDiana said...

Sheri- This post brought a tear to my eye and a lump to my throat. The love you feel for your Mom is tangible. What a wonderful, wonderful tribute to her. xo Diana

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Aw, Sheri! This is the sweetest post.

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely post Sheri, the quote is perfect! What a beautiful dedication to your mother =) I wish you a lovely week! xo ~Ashley

Barbara said...

A tribute to your mother with a perfect quote. I always like to think that mother's never die, they live on in the hearts of those who love her.

Happy mothersday to you to, Mom Sheri!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Sheri my sweet,

I am late in coming, for I have your blog on my blogroll, but I could not get to the computer last night!


What a sweet tribute my friend. I miss my momma too, so much.

I want to thank JESS for coming by to leave a kind word! TELL HER that my next post might interest her. I will be having a PARIS LINK PARTY!!!!!! You must tell her to visit and see if she is interest.

I leave you with a tight hug and love, knowing that both our mothers are so special to us, and we to them.


Tiff said...

What a gorgeous post! The most amazing images really make your words all the more special! X

Patty Patterson said...

What a beautiful post! And beautiful pictures! I have a golden retriever, so I'm especially fond of those and I love the daisies. I had daisies at my old house and want some here, but haven't made a place to put them yet. I think I'll have to do that soon! You made me miss my daisies!

Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi Sheri,
What a great tribute to your Mom. Your mention of your Mom dancing in the kitchen reminded me of the scene where Meg Ryan's character is leaving the Little Shop Around the Corner for the last time. She gazes back at the shop before locking it for the final time and sees her Mother and her twirling/dancing together when she was a little girl. I am sure you know the scene. Thank you, God, for our gift of memory. I feel your heart at this time. June 1 will be 4 years since my Mom passed. Dad followed in August that same year...2008. I am always sad when Mother's Day rolls around and I see all those cards coming out. Hugs to you at this time and always. Our Moms will live forever in our hearts and in our memories. Each year, I try to do something at Mother's Day to remember my Mom. This year...either plant a special plant, buy flowers she loved, or bake something she used to made. Just my way of celebrating my Mom. Enjoy a special Mother's Day with your girls. It is so nice that you have them and that you are all close. Hugs to you ((((((hugs))))) an happy mother's day to you, Sheri! xoxo Kim

Anonymous said...


What a beautiful post! I'm sure your mom is looking down from above and feels very blessed to have had you for her daughter.

My mom passed away about 7 years ago so I can sympathize with how you must be feeling. Mother's Day is always sad for me.

Lila Moonlight said...

Hi Sheri, this is a lovely touching post, and you chose perfect images to match it : ) Happy Mother's Day to all of us : )


What a lovely tribute to your mom. I know she is watching over you. She lives on in everything you say and do. That field of daisies brought me to tears. When my grandma was dying, she wouldn't let go. She was suffering so I told her there was a field of daisies on the other side. She LOVED daisies. I said to kick off her shoes and go running in it. She smiled. And shortly after passed. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.

Masha said...

What a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing some memories of your mom.

Rayanne said...

The sweetest post for your Mommy! Tears running down my cheek...Happy Mothers Day, dear friend, you are so kind! So glad your in blog world!

Sandy said...

Oh Sheri! What a wonderful tribute to your mom! My mom passed away 2 years ago and not a day goes by that I don't think of her.

You always find the best pictures for your posting. Absolutely love the first one with the Golden and her pups! The little girl in the mailbox is too cute for words.

Happy early mother's day for you Sheri! Have you seen any more humming birds? I just put my feeder up yesterday. I usually will get my first hummer by mother's day. Your son and daughters sure are blessed to have you for a mom. I can tell by what you write that you have a kind heart.

Shirley said...

Dear Sheri,
What a lovely post. I know how hard it is to miss our moms. I think of my mom and dad all the time. I even talk to them. But, it has been a long time since I have heard them talk back. Having great memories is what we hang on to!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Sheri~ What a Beautiful tribute post for your Mom, mine has been gone for almost 10 years so I Understand. Thank you so much for visiting my blog & such kind words... I love meeting bloggers & your sweet blog looks wonderful, I just came home from work (Alzheimer's Care Giver) so I am tired & need some rest, but I will be back in a day or two, to sit & read~ I am your newest follower!
Have a Blessed & Beautiful week to You & Your Daughters
Cheryl ~ ZM

Teresa said...

I speacially enjoy your quote because it does sums everything you lived and loved in her.

Happy Mother's Day (everyday)!



Shay said...

What a beautiful post Sheri. I am sure your Mom is smiling down on you each day!

Leslie said...

I am so touched by this sweet tribute to your Mother. Beautiful images and those pups are adorable. Wonderful blog and I'm your newest follower.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sheri, sounds like your mother was a lovely woman-- like mother, like daughter. :)
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a Mother's Day wish with Miss A.J. ;) I stopped by to wish you the same.
LOVE all the pictures here today, but that first one melted my heart. Sigh...so very cute.
Happy Mother's Day, love.

Purple Flowers said...

A beautiful post about a wonderful Mother from her appreciative daughter. Doesn't get much better than that.
You have two daughters whom I sure adore you, as you loved your Mother.

I did not do anything to my blog recently. I hope you don't have trouble linking to it again. I'll cross my fingers.

busana muslim pesta said...

Thanks, it's a lovely post.

Kristin said...

Hi Sheri, now I got tears in my eyes. And what a beautiful poem :) What a gift our moms are! Have a beautiful day!


Ingeborg said...

This is so touching Sheri. What a wonderful mother you had! Wish I could say that too. My mother doesn't want me! It can go so weird in this world! But i'm so happy for you that you can feel this way and feel blessed and can go on, on the beautiful memories you have. What a lovely lovely post you made of this. Love those house sparrows! I have exactly those in my garden!
Blessings to you!

I Dream Of said...

Hi Sheri, This is such a lovely post and a wonderful tribute to your mother - and all mothers. Thanks for reminding us to revel in every single moment we have with our moms.

Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday, it's so nice to "meet" you. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. -Jeanne

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your nice comment
Your blog is wonderful and I'm happy again

Hannekie said...

hi there
thanks you for your lovely comment on my blog. really love yours...my mother is 84 and i am so happy that she is still with us...i really understand how much you must miss her...
hugs hannie(sisterly)

Ioana-Carmen said...

Beautiful photos ;)

deborah from collagewhirl said...

Hi Sheri, Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog--I hope you'll follow me too! I love the Mother's Day tribute to your mom, mine lives always in my heart too :-)

miss b said...

What a thoughtful tribute to your Mum - this has to be the loveliest Mother's Day post I have read.

romance-of-roses said...

Sheri, this is a beautiful tribute for your mother. I just stopped by to wish you a Happy Mothers Day. Hugs..Lu

Anca said...

I don't cry easily but this post made me very, very emotional. Happy mothers day, this is such a beautiful tribute for her.


Janet said...

Such a sweet tribute to your mom, Sheri! Hope you had a happy Mother's Day!

Deborah said...

This is beautiful Sheri!
Your memories of her are sweet and you will treasure them all your days.
Hope your Mothers day was lovely~like you!

Deborah xoxo

Christine said...

Beautiful dedication to a loved mom. Beautiful photos too! Hugs