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happy mother’s day

May 9, 2011

these are my parents.  i may be biased, but i think they’re pretty fabulous.

i feel very lucky when i look at this picture.

this was my mother.  i still feel lucky when I look at this, but i know she got cheated.

we lost her over 40 years ago, right after i turned sweet sixteen and my sister was ten.

this mother never saw her children graduate or get married.

she never met her grandchildren, or her great-grandchildren.

she missed so much, and it always makes me sad to think of that on mother’s day.

i miss her still.


this is the lady who helped to lift the veil of sadness we were sure we’d never see the end of.

a lady willing to become a “grandmother” before she became a mother.

a lady who has been with us through thick and thin for almost 38 years.

it makes me happy to think of that on mother’s day.

my father has impeccable taste in women.

as a mother myself, i’ve been incredibly blessed.

i’ve now outlived my own mother by eleven years, and i give thanks for each day that i get to enjoy my children and their accomplishments,

my grandchildren, and this amazing life that unfolds before me each day.


my daughters are my friends, each a unique and different part of who i am.

i could not be who i am without them.

thank you, girls.

and so, i’d like to wish all mothers a very happy mother’s day.

mothers are incredible, and i celebrate them.

p.s.  plus, since the nurturing gene didn’t get all used up through parenting, i am able to take on my new role as

“herd mother”:

life is good.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenny permalink
    May 9, 2011 4:02 am

    This made me teary. The whole darn post, even the ‘herd mother’ part at the end brought a tear to my eye. :o)
    I love you so much, and am so thankful for you.

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      May 9, 2011 4:10 am

      Ditto, Sweetie!

  2. wingedpaths permalink
    July 15, 2011 6:34 pm

    This is a beautiful tribute to your mother–and daughters. My father died when I was 17, so I know what it’s like to not have a parent there for your graduation, your wedding, so many things. My mother has never remarried; you are blessed to have a wonderful second ‘mother’ in your life.

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