Friday, April 5, 2013

Mothers

Your mother is always with you.  She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street.  She is the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself.  She's the cool hand on your brow when you are not feeling well.  



She is your breath in the air on a cold winter's day.  She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow.  She is Christmas morning.  



Your mother lives inside your laughter.  She's the place you came from, your first home and she's the map you follow with every step you take.  She is your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you, not time, not space, not even death.

                                                                           ~Author Unknown

In memory of my mom, Carmela (Millie)
April 5th, 2002  




xo

62 comments:

  1. Lovely tribute to your Mother, just precious photos. The words spoke to me today, my Mom has been in the hospital with blood clots in her lungs, she is 86 and was released from the hospital yesterday. My latest post was about her for ABC Wed. Beautiful memories.
    Ann

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  2. This is such a nice tribute, Barbara. Your mother's wedding picture is lovely. This author has written some wonderful words about what our mothers mean to us.

    Blessings to you, Barbara.

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  3. True words about moms; my mom is in heaven too.

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  4. Barbara,
    I saw this black and white picture on my blog, and had to come over and take a closer look. And I'm so glad that I did. I have a bad cold, and I have been missing my mom lately. What a nice reminder that our moms are always with us. Thank you, dear. I just love these old pictures of your mother. They are such treasures.

    Have a nice weekend,
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  5. What a pretty mama! This is a sweet way to honor the day.

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  6. Beautiful Barbara, so beautiful and heartwarming:-)

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  7. This is a very lovely tribute to your mother, Barbara.

    Hugs,
    Nellie

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  8. Oh dear Barbara, this is one the most beautiful post you' ve never written. Your mother was very fascinating and sweet.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  9. So lovely and so true. i'll pass this on to my sisters. I hope my children will think of me this way.

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  10. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your comments about "Your mother is always with you" I lost my Mom four years ago,ever time I go in her room I feel close to her.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family. and thanks so much for your comments.
    XXOO Diane

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  11. She was so very beautiful and I know you must look very much like her. What a lovely post, my friend. Sweet hugs!

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  12. And to this day when I am sick I want my mother. Lovely post and pictures, Barbara.

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  13. Dearest Barbara,
    Good Morning from Japan, my friend.
    OMG, you brought my eyes tears this morning thinking mine and how beautiful the writing is. And your mother looked SO beautiful and elegant♡♡♡ Lovely sweet child she was♬♬♬
    I thought about my own last Feb. the day she passed away. She still is very much alive in your heart, I'sure!!!

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  14. Beautiful tribute Barbara. I lost my mother when I was nine and I feel the same way.
    Hugs

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  15. This was a lovely tribute to your dear mother. Hugs to you as you remember her today. She was certainly beautiful!

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  16. what a wonderful post.....brought tears to my eyes...and your not going to believe this....small world...my mother was Carmela Restaino better known as Millie....

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  17. Oh...this was just wonderful, Barbara. The last part of the poem rang so true for me and made me feel like crying. I, too, lost my mother in 2002. She really shaped what I am today.

    Thanks for a great post.

    XO,
    Jane

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  18. Oh my, dear Barbara, that was the most beautiful, truthful poem. I know that a day doesn't go by that you don't think of her. I am writing this through tears in my eyes as this was such a lovely tribute to your Mom. xo

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  19. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


    Velva

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  20. Barbara dear, your Mother was truly beautiful and you have honored her so with your lovely tribute. I am lucky enough to have my Mother still with us. In fact, I met with her yesterday for a day of shopping and lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. I am so sorry you lost your Mother. I know she is always near and in your heart. XO Linda

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  21. Your post brought a tear to my eye, Barbara. Mothers are indeed all those things. I think about my mom every day and cherish the memories I have of her. Thanks for sharing this.

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  22. I so understand. I have a very difficult time doing anything for Easter as my mother passed away the Wed before Easter in '03. I fully believe it was planned ~ long story. :) Anyway, just know that yes, their spirits are always with us.

    xo
    Pat

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  23. Wonderful tribute post! The text is so true, I feel the same about my dear mother who has been gone for almost twenty years. Your Mother was a beautiful lady. Thank you for sharing these lovely sentimental words and pictures with us. Hugs, Diane

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  24. Barbara - what a beautiful tribute to your Mom. Mothers are so special and everyone that still has their Mother here with them should be enjoying every moment they have with them. You just can't explain the hole you have in your soul when your Mother passes on.

    Thanks for a beautiful post.

    Judy

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  25. Barbara, What a beautiful and loving tribute to your mother. I know you miss her greatly. You reminded me of my precious mom who died 35 years ago at the age of 59. We had great times together but we missed many events together as well.
    God bless all our dear mothers.
    Love to you, Ginger

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  26. Barbara, What a beautiful post...and a beautiful mother. A sweet tribute to your Mom.

    Congrats on being the winner of my Giveaway! My hubby pulled the names early this evening, so I didn't get my post done until about 8:00 tonight. I'll be emailing you for your address. :) Pam

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  27. Barb,
    Beautiful post!! It was 9 years ago that my Mom passed away on March 29....

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  28. What a lovely sentiment, Barbara. It is a wonderful way to mark your mother's passing. She would be pleased. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and blessings...Mary

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  29. Barb, your mom raised a wonderful daughter. There is nothing like a mother's love. xo Debbie

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  30. What a beautiful post!
    I miss my mother so much. A I worked in the yard today I thouht about how much she would like the work I;ve done.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  31. Struck a chord. It's been 9 months. But it's a lovely chord.

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  32. Your Mother was a beautiful woman, Barbara. May she rest in peace in glory with the Lord. {{Hugs}}

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  33. What a sweet tribute to your mother, and indeed to all loving mothers, including those who are still here and those who are gone. Our mothers do so much for us. There is no way we can ever repay all they have given and sacrificed for us. Thanks for this beautiful post, Barbara.

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  34. What lovely post to your Mom dear Barbara, really touched me, thanks for this nice post!

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  35. Very sweet post Barbara. Love the old photos. I know what you mean about Mother always being with us. I love mine so much I put her on my blog header!

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  36. Lovely post and mom tribute! ! I needed those words as I have been missing my mom so much lately. I love the photos!!!

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  37. What a wonderful way to honor your mother's memory. I know you must really miss her. My Mom is aging too, and I can't imagine the day when she isn't with me, but I treasure the fact I have been able to live with my parents for longer than most adult children, so we have a special bond. Loved seening all your pictures!

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  38. Barbara F.,
    Love your tribute to your Mother. A lovely post and love those words, and pictures.
    Pat

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  39. How lovely! A wonderful tribute to your mom. I miss my mom and dad, but as in your words they are always with me. BEAUTIFUL POST Barbara.......

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  40. I so loved this - I still have my Mum, but it made me think of my gandmothers. Wishing you wonderful memories of your Mum.

    I didn't get a chance to mail the catalog today, but plan on stopping by the post on my way to work tomorrow.

    Thanks again!
    Leann

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  41. What a lovely tribute to all our mothers. I'm certain her spirit lives on in you....

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  42. This is such an awesome tribute to your mom...I just love it...and, of course, now I am missing my mama....
    Your mother was very beautiful....

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  43. Very sweet, Barbara! There are so many things that remind me of my late mother too.

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  44. I am so glad that I didn't miss this! It is absolutely beautiful and so completely true. What a lovely tribute to a lovely mother.

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  45. Barbara just a lovely sentiment

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  46. This brought tears...it is all so true. I am coming close to the 3 year mark without my mom and I miss her every single day, but the poem is very true...she is everywhere around me. Thank you for this. The photos are lovely.

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  47. What a sweet tribute to your mom, Barbara. Your mom was beautiful!...Christine

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  48. Barbara~ This makes me teary eyed. What sweet and beautiful photos.

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  49. Your dear mother was a beautiful lady! Thank you for this lovely post in her honor. Thank you for reminding me of what our mothers are...I still have mine, she's 83 and I don't know until when God will grant me the gift of her. Thanks for your sweet and kind visit. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  50. Such a beautiful tribute. That is a role that can't be replaced.
    Thanks for reminding us just where to look to always feel their presence.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  51. I adore your new blog design. Linda has been working on one for me too. The filigree on the edges look 3D! It is exquisite.

    When my mother passed away 23 years ago my mother in law said that it was too bad because we always need our mother! I agree. What a beautiful tribute. She looks like a queen on her wedding day. Even though it has been so long, I still think of her and wish that I could share things with her. I am glad I have Joni and my sister Jean in Texas. They have filled the hole a little!

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  52. This was so beautiful... I miss my mother so much.
    But I still catch "glimpses" of her all the time... like sometimes, when I laugh, it's as though I hear her laughter in mine... and it makes me smile.

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  53. What a lovely tribute. I just went to a funeral yesterday . My cousin, by marriage, was lucky to have her mom so long. I don't think we ever stop missing them!

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  54. Barbara, a lovely tribute to your mom. I miss my Mom and my Grandmom. Wishing you a happy day and week ahead.

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  55. Barbara,
    Thank you for your comment on my 'cousin' post. I appreciate it so much. Have a nice Sunday.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  56. Barbara this is such a sweet way to honor our Mothers,I miss mine every day.

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  57. This is a wonderful and sweet tribute to your Mom and Moms everywhere, Barbara. I know you are missing your Mother greatly and that you will always love her. So true what you said about them being our first friend AND our first enemy. Weird, isn't it? But like you said, there is nothing that can separate us...ever.

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