Friday, May 1, 2009

May 2nd a date that is both happy and sad

This is a picture of my mom in her twenties
isn't she pretty

The picture below is after the gang jumped in the pool :)

May 2nd for me is both happy and sad. Tomorrow is the birthday of our youngest child. She has been a pleasure from day one. However it is also the day I lost my mom 3 years ago to pancreatic cancer. I am so fortunate to have had a wonderful, godly, intelligent,wise,extremely committed and solid mother. My mom was all black and white with no gray area. She new what she believed and she new what expectations she had of people. I really didn't know how much I admired my mom until she was diagnosed with cancer. Wow how stoic she was. She never complained, and her time left was all about those she was leaving, not herself. She had an incredible attitude about death and was confident of where she was going. I have missed her terribly and as Mothers day approaches I am so thankful for the wonderful mom I have had.
Tomorrow is also sweet Sarah's birthday so we celebrated today with a party in the potting shed. We had a great group of girls that eventually ended up in the pool (filled with last years water,ugh!) They did have a ball!


Maison Douce said...

What a bittersweet day, Kathy!!! Isn't that the circle of life??!! My youngest son was born on my grandmother's birthday... I always think of her on that day!

Gail said...

I know exactly what you mean, I lost my mom 4 years ago on the day after Christmas....I always hold her in my heart, but especially on that day.
Looks like you all had a fabulous party!
Take care......

Gail said...

Hi Kathy,
Thank YOU for your comment, I'm glad the day wasn't too emotional for you.....for me it really helps to have my dd and dh to focus on...but Mother's Day is (and probably will always be) kind of hard.
The saving grace on that day is the happiness my dd has (she's 8yo) to present her gifts to very sweet!
I am still interested in the lamp, let me know when you can meet, maybe this coming week?
Thanks again,

Auntie Joy said...

Hi Kathy,
I was glad to see you this week at Monticello. It seems like life can be so bittersweet at times, the good the bad... I know that you enjoy and embrace the good times but the sad ones creep up on us sometimes.
Thinking fondly of you,