Wednesday, November 25, 2009

In Memory of Mom

Tomorrow will mark the fourth anniversary of my mom's passing away. She always had very elaborate holiday meals and I miss those almost as much as I miss her.

Most of you know that I was adopted, but I always say I couldn't have picked better parents if I could have hand picked them myself.

Mom was always there for me - always. She quit her job a week before my adoption. And she stayed at home long after myself and my younger brother were grown...

She had a stroke when I was in college and while she recovered well, she just never was able to get back to her old self.

She was still one hell of a cook, though. And she did as much of the housework as she could. She had a couple of ladies come by to do the heavy lifting work twice a month.

She was also amazingly beautiful.

Sorry, this picture is creased. I've been carrying it around for years. We have a better copy in a frame, but I didn't want to take it out.

March 6, 1940 - November 26, 2005

I love you, mom.

I wanted to post this today, because on the holiday would be too much of a bummer.

Tomorrow, I'll be in my kitchen, the same as she always did, making my family their favorite Thanksgiving foods and giving thanks that she was my mom for 37 years.


  1. FIRST!!111 LULZ

    Anyway, I'm very sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful woman. I'm sure any daughter would be proud to have a mother like that.

    The photo looks fine. No need to stress over a little crease.

  2. I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have good memories to hold onto and such a lovely picture.

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. I'm sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful mother to have! Gorgeous, a good cook and a great Mom.

    I'll bet you're just like her in every way.

    Have a wonderful Holiday!

  4. Sounds like she was an awesome lady and one who loved to cook, so the best thing you could do to honor her is cook..and cook you shall for it is Thanksgiving and what a day to be Thankful for! Thankful that your Mom loved you and cared for you and raised you into the AWESOME Mom you are today!

    Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

  5. I have a few friends who are adopted and all say how incredible their parents were. And she was definitely beautiful.

    While I'm so sorry for your loss, I'm more happy that you were the one chosen by such incredible people. And their wonderful parenting skills were obviously passed to you.

  6. Sorry for your loss, especially around the Holiday. Your mom was a total Hottie!!

  7. It never really gets easier, huh? I am sorry that your loss coincides with a holiday. I am sure you make mom proud every day. And she was totally beautiful!!

  8. Yes, your mom was indeed beautiful, inside and out! Much like you I do believe. I lost mine a little over 5 years ago. Still stings this time of year.
    Have a super holiday!

    (Very much enjoy your blog, btw.)

  9. You're right. Your mom is amazingly beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you and your family.

  10. She sure was beautiful. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

  11. You were certainly blessed to have her.I am sure she loves you too, and will be looking over your shoulder in the kitchen tomorrow.

    Happy Thanksgiving.xx

  12. She was very beautiful, wow.

    Thinking of you,


  13. Your Mom was drop dead gorgeous! So beautiful! I can only imagine how hard the Holiday's are without her... and her special cooking. I think Mom's cook the best! I hope Baylee says this about me one day even though she may not like half of what I cook now! :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

    Hugs - Tiff

  14. That's a nice tribute to your mom. She was beautiful indeed. I hope your food is as wonderful as hers was and that you have a lovely day.

  15. I'm sure your Mom is proud that you carry on her traditions. The holidays are bittersweet when you are missing someone so important. She was a beautiful person and she did a great job as mother, obviously!

  16. very nice post, ETW. Your mom sounds like a beautiful person- inside & out. Happy Thanksgiving...I know she'd be so proud of you!

  17. OK, made me cry. have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  18. What a beautiful woman and lovely tribute. She looks like a movie star!
    I hope on Thanksgiving you can enjoy the memory of her amazing life!

  19. Very sweet. Have a great thanksgiving.

  20. I think someone else used the word "Stunner". Yes, as I scroll up, I see it was Gingermagnolia. Took the words right out of my mouth.

    She is stunningly beautiful and with your father, they made quite a couple. More importantly, they raised you. What an accomplishment.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family.

  21. She was gorgeous and I know how much she meant to you...well, both of them meant to you, really.

    Enjoy the holiday the way they raised you to and the way you would if they were there because you will always carry them in your heart. They will never leave you.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  22. I'm so sorry you lost your mom too soon. She was amazingly beautiful, and so are you.

    This post hits home for me, because the only reason I've busted my ass for the past 15 Thanksgivings is for my beautiful mom. She always made the holidays special for me, so I will make the holidays special for her until the unthinkable happens.

    Have a great Thanksgiving, girl!!!

  23. I am so touched and in tears right now. That was beautiful. And your mother, gorgeous. If you hadn't told me you were adopted, I would have sworn you looked like her. No fooling. Happy Thanksgiving my friend. My you and your family be blessed with a great meal and happy memories of loved ones today. XXXOOO

  24. Your mom was a class act, and beautiful to boot. I'm glad she (and your dad) chose you as a daughter.

    My thoughts are with you today, ETW. May your day be filled with peace, love and incredible food.

  25. I have chills. I don't know why, but I do. I'm thinking of you and your mom (who is amazingly gorgeous). Sending you love and light.


  26. Thinking of you then and now. I am really sorry this world sucks so bad that our moms aren't here with us... but I am happy that we are blessed with good men and wonderful children. Hugs ;~)

  27. Much love to ETW's Momma! She sounds like an amazing woman, Honey. Hope you had an amazing Thansgiving!