Today is my Mom's birthday, in the photo above she is 16 yrs old. She has been gone from us for 19 yrs now, this is not a good week for me I have been in a not so jolly mood. Just two days after her 57 th birthday she passed away at home. It was just a few days before Christmas that she was laid to rest. I have been missing her a lot this year as well as my Daddy.
Mom was a firm one, she laid down the law. When she said something that was it. But she did have a great Loving heart. She raised 5 kids three boys and two girls, poor Mom we were not the best most times. But she handled it pretty well. She worked of years at the Hospital as a CNA. Then she was a EMT she loved that except for how fast the EMS had to go, she said that it was a scary ride. She did not believe in babysitters, she always said that no one else was going to raise her kids, so she always worked shifts so she could be home for us. We always had a hot breakfast before school, and a great dinner when we came home. I have so many stories of her that it would be a very long post, so I will just use a few.
When Mom would work on weekends Daddy was to keep and eye on us, right, well he would take us out to his brothers farm and we would spend the whole day there, then he took us home before she did. Mom did not know about this for years, and when she did well lets just say that Daddy was in the dog house.. I had no idea she never new we went out there every weekend. smile .....
In our family we have a on going joke, that when we would have family picnics some one always for got the bake beans. So you all understand every time we would go on a picnic Mom would always for get the bake beans, and she would yell stop!!! I Forgot The Bake Beans... not sure why it was always the bake beans, hmmm. I remember the day she got her first sewing machine, she was so excited, she would sew clothes and pillows. And boy could she knit she knitted baby sweater sets for her grandkids they were just beautiful. One Christmas she had really wanted a Motorcycle she loved to ride them, so Daddy bought her one, he was going to bring it in the house and set it by the tree, well guess who told her what she was getting....... yep it was me,,, I gave her a clue that she new what it was, boy was I in trouble that Christmas.
Mom is holding Jason my brother's son with my sisters son Chad in the background. This was taken at my former husbands home, so many years ago.
Now this one is of Mom with my son Dustin he did not like his photo taken, and still dose not like it. So Mom chased him until she caught him. I love this one.. She so loved all of her grand children, and she had many... But she did not get to see her first great grand child, my niece Jenny was pregnant with her first born Brittany who was born in March. She was almost finished with the sweater set for her when she passed, my sister found some one who could finish it for Jenny so she could bring Brit home in it. It was a very special time for us all and a sad one. Christmas was a favorite time for Mom she would really get into it. In the stores she would shop and sing Christmas Carols lol poor Daddy he would just walk away. ha ha She had the huge glass Brandee Snifter to put hard Christmas Candy in never missed a Christmas where there was none I think that is the only time she would let us have candy. During Halloween she would go though our bags when we were asleep and take out all the gum we did not get to chew gum, and Dad would eat our popcorn balls, so we finally got smart and would eat them before we got home. lol
This photo was taken at Jennys wedding, Mom is with Jenny's Dad.She was so happy to see her first grand child get married.
There were times that I did not get along with her, but we had times where we were great friends. She loved to fish, so hubby would take her fishing some times they would be out all night fishing for Walleye, which she caught quite a few. Mom's very first Brown Trout we had it mounted for her, and hubby still has it in his room. My Mom loved being out side she would have a large garden and would can and freeze veggies. She loved flowers too, always making sure she had some planted for summer.
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM we miss you so much and love you lots. I do have peace that she is with our Lord and all the family who have passed since, It gives me great comfort. I hope I did not bring any one down with my post, that was not what I meant to do, I wanted to share some of my memories of her.
I want to Thank you all for your kind and sweet comments and taking the time to visit. I hope you all keep stopping by from time to time, and let me know you were here... God Bless