Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Memories

Mother's Day 1991...
Amy was in the first grade. Emily was a toddler.
When we lived on North High Street, there was this tree in the backyard that had the most beautiful  pink blossoms. We always posed in front of that tree on Mother's Day.

My folks had driven down for the weekend. I'm sure we were rushing around to get ready for church.
My mom and I are wearing the fashionable floral dresses of the 90's...that I had sewn by hand, of course. 
Amy's outfit was also sewn at home. It is actually fashionable polka dot shorts and a coordinating top. 
I know none of you will believe this now, but Amy went through a phase when she refused to wear a dress!!
Emily is the only one wearing a "store-bought" outfit. It was a baby gift. 

Flash forward 21 years to Mother's Day 2012.
Amy made the long drive from Rochester, MN, and I made the quick trip from Aberdeen, SD to meet at Emily's in Fargo, ND. Saturday we got up early, so we could be in Devils Lake to join Grammy for lunch. 

We enjoyed two days of good conversation and warm sunshine, 
while relaxing in the courtyard at mom's Assisted Living Facility.

Best Mother's Day...ever.
I cherish the memories.

This year is very different for all of us...
...so far away from each other, 
but both of you will always be right here...
in my heart.

Love you.

Happy Mother's Day to all women 
who make a difference in someone's life.

Take care,
~Natalie

4 comments:

The Bashful Nest said...

What a sweet post. So hard when we don't have the ones dearest to us close by. It makes the time spent together that more special. Happy Mothers Day.

Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

Firecracker Kid said...

Wonderful sweet memories. You ladies look lovely and your mom looked just as fine as she did 21 years ago.
Happy Mother's Day darlin'!

Hugs~Carol

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

It must have been a very hard day for you today Natalie, big {{hugs}} to you and hope that you were able to find joy in your memories. Deb

Linda Welcome said...

Dearest Natalie: You were so fortunate to have your sweet Mom for so much of your life. I am so sure that she was not only proud of you but also of your two beautiful daughters.
Yesterday was hard for me. My Mom passed away in 1990. She was born on May 12, 1913. Her birthday often fell on Mother's Day. Yesterday she would have been 100. She has been gone now for 23 years and not one day goes by when I don't want to lift the phone and tell her some news.
I hold her in my heart. I know your Mom is in the exact place for you. Sending love, Linda Welcome