Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Time of Remembrance: Mothers' Day

      I'm one of those people who had two Moms , my Mom and my step Mom. My Mom passed away at age 59. I had my Mom for about 35 years. My step Mom passed away in 2005. I had her for 30 years. 

      Although both women were very different when it came to personality, they were both good Moms for the times they had us. My Mom was an influence, guide and support for my younger life. My step Mom was a very astute lady when it came to dealing with adult children.

      So it's a time of remembrance when I look back and take time to appreciate what was done for me and how I was influenced to be what I am today. 

      Tomorrow, I will be celebrating with my wife and remembering the huge contribution she made to our children's lives.

     I also thank and remember my grand children's mother.

     So Happy Mother's Day to the active Mom's in my family and thanks for the good times and memories of my Mom and step Mom.


     My Mom in 1964 with her first grandchild.

39 comments:

  1. You were truly blessed, Red! Have a wonderful Mother's Day celebration.

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    1. Thankyou. I see you had a great day.

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  2. A nice post Red. I find that so often Step mums have the tougher roll to play as they have to take on all of the difficulties of a real mum, but far too often without the benefits in return when kids are young.

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    1. The step Mom and I talked about that and how she didn't get into that situation.

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  3. Nice that you got two moms. Lucky you!

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    1. It was some good and bad because you have to lose one to get a second.

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  4. A nice tribute, she died very young, you only 35, sad.

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    1. Looking back she was very young.

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  5. Nice memories, Red. Having two moms is special; I only had the one, and she died when I was about the same age as you were when you lost your first one. Happy Mother's Day to them both. :-)

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    1. For sure, great memories. You're never old enough to lose a parent. I was 68 when my Dad died.

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  6. sounds like you were/are blessed, red. :)

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  7. Two great moms! Lucky you...;)

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    1. You can make the best of two or the worst of two.

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  8. What a wonderful tribute to very special women. Enjoy the day with your wife!

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  9. Any mom who had a hand in raising you must have been special. You are so no nice! Hope you and your wifeboth enjoy today!

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    1. Well, let's not get carried away with the nice. I didn't find myself until the mid forties.

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  10. How lucky you are to have had two loving, caring mamas- and I bet you were a great son. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I was lucky but I didn't get my life together until my mid forties.

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  11. A sweet post, Red. Hope you are having a joyous day.

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    1. Thankyou. Time soon goes by and the first thing we know is that our losses occurred a long time ago.

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  12. You were fortunate to have been molded by two good women. Truly blessed.

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    1. Thank you. I didn't take advantage of all that was offered. I didn't get it together until the mid forties.

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  13. A lovely tribute to the mothers in your life. I give thanks that my mother is still alive, cannot imagine life without her.

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  14. You're so lucky yo have been given two good Mom's. Happy Mother's Day to your wife, hoe my greetungs didn't come too late.

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  15. To have had two Mom's is extra special. Hug B

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  16. I enjoyed seeing the old photo. You didn't "get it together" until your Mid forties...must have been when you became a Dad:)

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  17. Ah Red, a blessing indeed to have had 2 wonderfully influential women in your developing life. A lovely tribute to these two lovely ladies.

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  18. Happy Belated Mothers Day to your wife.

    You were blessed to have two Moms.

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  19. Love that old photo. Not everyone gets to have two good mothers!!

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  20. You were blessed with two great moms Red. This is a lovely post.

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  21. Nice post and remembrance. It does sound like you've been blessed.

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  22. How lucky you are to have two moms!
    I met my birth mother. It didn't go well.

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  23. Red I absolutely love your photo! A touching post and true blessing to have had the influence of two mom's in your life.

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