Saturday, May 9, 2009

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Because of her, I was a daughter....(1971)

and a little sister....(1952)and a Mother....(1978)2009.....and a Gram....(2008)Because of my Mother, I have a love for the church and faith in God to sustain me through all that life throws my way, a love of art and music, a strong work ethic, a love of flowers, a need to hoard and a quirky sense of humor. She taught me the value of friendship and the importance of loyalty. There are so many things I wish I could tell her. I miss you Mom!


Because of them.....


I am blessed to be a wife, mother, step-mother, mother-in-law, grandmother.


Happy Mother's Day to all of the special Mom's in my life!

14 comments:

marie said...

What a beautiful post and what a lovely family!
Your mom has left quite a legacy!!

Have a wonderful Mother's day!!

Celestial Charms said...

A very moving and appropriate post. It is nice to see your children have inherited your beautiful smile. Happy Mothers Day!
Maureen

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

You know me...I LOVE old photographs and these are just wonderful. I can tell your mom was amazing, just from her photo here.
By the way, I got curious after you wrote me about the Joyce Paperdoll your sister had before you were born. So I googled 'Joyce Paperdoll', and there were several links to buy a set called Judy and Joyce. You've probably done the same already, but thought I would pass this along just in case.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

jemkagily said...

This is wonderful, Aunt Joyce, and the photos are perfect. Jellybean and Mike on the first day of school, with that lunchbox?? Cute overload.

missing Tata,

Wendi

LaurieStar said...

Awww.. what a wonderful post. I love the old photos. :) What a nice family picture there too! :)

Shelle said...

I love that you are my mom and that she was my grandmother. xo

Trish said...

What a lovely tribute to your Mom! I love that photo of you - look at those legs, girl!! And the wonderful photos of your family. You are blessed!

creative breathing said...

The most wonderful post! We truly are all mothers! Elizabeth

Viv (VivLyn) said...

What a sweet post! I miss my mom, too!

kana said...

I LOVE the photos....you are a blessed lady!! I really enjoyed Carol Wingert and her class was good.

Anonymous said...

(((Tata)))

...what abundant wonderfulness that was passed down from her to you and then filtered down to me is something i hold near and dear to my heart & soul every day of my life...i'm blessed to have had such dynamic influences in my life...

...now if i only still had those pants from the 1st day of school picture...good to see my sense of style was so developed even back then...

xoxoxox
-map

Karen Cheetham said...

This has to be the best Mother's Day post that I have read. You have an awesome family and the photos are wonderful! What a legacy to hand down to each generation!

full of bliss said...

I can't believe I missed this post! This was so beautiful and touching! So fun to see all the pictures of you and your beautiful family! This made my day!

(~.~)Bekah

Virginia Long Carlson said...

Joyce,
To think I've been missing your blogspot all this time! It's truly an interesting as well as refreshing place. Beautifully done, but that should not surprise anyone.
With Love,
Ginger

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