Wednesday, April 30, 2014

One And Only

I have been missing my mom lately.  No really, I have been aching for her.  I'm not sure why, maybe because Mother's Day is in a week or so.  You only have one mom, and when she's not around, you miss her terribly.

She had five chickadees, and I was her youngest.

She was a fantastic woman devoting much of her life to her family.

She is my one and only mom.

She used to love this song, and I can see her now dancing in her kitchen while listening to the music.  It's an oldie, but I'm sure some of you still remember it.

I can see the light in your eyes, mom.



Saesa Canta said...

Ciao Sheri,
mi sono commossa a leggere il tuo post...
un abbraccio sincero e pieno di affetto

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a truly beautiful tribute to your mom. This was beautiful. And you're so right - we only have one mother and they are so special.

It's me said...

O wowwww....the same feelings here is so hard a life without a from me....x !

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sheri, This post made me cry. My mom is still with us but we've lost other loved ones and it always hurts.
Your mom was beautiful and so is her daughter. Happy memories to you … love the song.

Susan said...

Awwwww, Sheri, it's true.

Once our Moms leave us, life is never again the same.

It's totally changed and there's an ache in our hearts that cannot be filled.

Your Mom was sooo pretty! Susan

Cinzia said...

A beautiful post…

donna said...

Sheri what a sweet post. I know just how you feel. I so wish my mom was here too.

Sola Scriptura said...

My heart goes out to you. *Hugs*

Shelia said...

Oh, Sheri, I'm sending you a big hug. I'm so sorry and do understand how you feel. My little went to Heaven just last October and this will be my 1st mother's day without her in 62 years! Your mother was beautiful.
Shelia ;)

syros2js said...

Oh, sweetheart...
What could I say to smooth your pain? I believe that your memories of your mother, will make you smile though... You touched my soul...
Hugs and kisses, my friend!

Deserae said...

I'm sorry you are missing your mom so much. Loosing a mother is a pain like no other. Since my mom passed our family has fallen apart, I would have never imagined in a million years things would end up like this...she would be heartbroken. (((HUGS)))

Tulla and Catie said...

Dear Sheri,
I feel so sorry for you. And I thank you very much for your post which made it aware to me that nothing is forever. And to remind me to honour my parents and to show them my love. Your mom was very pretty!
Hugs, Barbara

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It doesn't matter how much time passes...we always miss those we've loved and lost. Sweet hugs to you my friend, Diane

CraveCute said...

What a lovely post Sheri. I feel the same... nothing can ever replace them. Hugs.... Diane

Teresa said...

As long as you remember her and think of her - and the great example and model of love whe was - she's not really dead.
Maybe you feel that when she "stops by" to have a look and feeling on her chickadees lives.
I'm sure she's so proud of you, your own family and love ties you created.
She was a blessing in your life and you're making a wonderful statement of that living and loving the way you do.
Be Well Dear Friend,

Merlesworld said...

My mum died 30 years ago, she never met her grand daughter, I still miss her a lot and mothers day always brings it home to me.


What a lovely way to remember your mother. Loved the vintage photo of her. There was light in her eyes for sure.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I know your pain, Sheri. I lost my Mom when I was 25 and pregnant with my only child. It's been hard not having her to turn to. They remain in our hearts, and inspire us to be shadows of their image. She is beautiful.

Susie Swanson said...

awe, this is such a beautiful tribute. I know the feeling so well. I've been missing mine so much these days. Lots of hugs and love my sweet friend, xo

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a beautiful tribute to your pretty mother.
I lost my mother when I was 21 and every once in a while I really miss her as she missed most of my life.
Have a wonderful weekend dear Sherri.

White Lace and Promises said...

I understand your pain and the ache. My heart literally aches for mine. Today has been one of those days for me too. I need to talk to her about so much right now. She's been gone 4 years in September and it's not one bit easier on some days. Prayers for you my friend.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,
Well, I know your mom is dancing to the beautiful song and smiling down on you with all the love one could imagine.. Oh yes, I remember this song too, brings back memories.. What a beautiful tribute to your beautiful mother.
I am sorry your heart aches.. I know, we miss them so.. I say goodnight to both my mom and dad every night..
Sending you a warm hug.

Alina said...

Sherri, what a lovely post! Consider yourself very lucky to be able to hold such wonderful memories. Not everyone is blessed with an understanding, warm mother. Sending you a big hug. Hang in there kiddo! BTW. I love that song :0)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am late dear friend; I had my MRI yesterday, and just crashed at home in the evening.

I hear ya.

My mum passed away 30 years ago, and still to this day, get tears in my eyes, especially on Mother's Day.

I have tears as I type.


tonka D said...

I'm the youngest of five :)
My mom lives far away from me and I'm miss her very much.
Everything in my life I have and what I have achieved thanks to her.
Mothers are the best friends that we can have in life.
Great post.
I send a big hug.
Tonka :)

Marikki said...

Sheri, this is so wonderful remembering for your mum!!♥
This post is ful of love, missing ful of beauty!! Your mum was really beautiful woman!

I send you warm hugs from me....♥♥

pinks said...

Aw such, such a beautiful post...your mum would have been so proud of you, a touching and lovely tribute. Big hugs from me to the lovely Sheri.

NanaDiana said...

Your Mom was a beautiful woman, Sheri. I am so sorry that you are feeling so lonesome for her. I feel that way about my dad all the time.

I SOOO remember that song. God bless you- Mom is watching you from Heaven and smiling down on the good person you have become. xo Diana

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet friend....I just happened to notice you came by my older post to leave me a sweet word. I am feeling better, but still have a trail of dizziness. I had an MRI yesterday, and I'm just waiting for the results. It means so much to me that anyone would care to ask. Much love to you, Anita

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Oh my dear Sheri, I understand where you are coming from. Hope ths Mother's Day we not only celebrate our Mother's life but cherish and remember their special moments spent with us. Your mum looked beautiful in that photo.
I lost my mum when I was small, so my memory of her is little yet vivid.
Hope you have a good Mother's Day dear frend. Thank you for your kind message.

Hugs from me

Regine Karpel said...


Nely said...

Left me without words this wonderful post,so much tenderness,mom is one!

miss b said...

What a lovely tribute to your Mum. She looks so lovely and I can understand how difficult it must be without her and especially around Mother's Day.

asolitarybird said...

I lost my Mom when I was a young girl. I miss her every day! Thinking of you.