A grandmother is a mother who has a second chance

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

To all the mother's in my life:

First, to my mom. She's been gone for 15 years, but I still miss her. She was a warm, loving woman with a great sense of humor. We kids were her whole life.

To my daughter who has become an amazing young woman and a wonderful mother to her own children. I see her in them - her humor, her kindness, her intelligence, and, yes, her quirkiness. It's such a joy to see your daughter become a mother.

To my daughter-in-law, Angie, who changed my son's life when she had Tyson. Seeing my son become a dad has been such fun. And it's wonderful seeing Angie be a mom to her two older sons, and to the newest baby in our family.

To my sister-in-law, Nicki, who has filled her and my brother's home with four really great kids. She's given my brother the kind of family life he missed out on as a child since my parents were divorced when he was very young, and I was already married. And she manages all those kids with an amazing calm.

To my mother-in-law who is also no longer with us, but who I enjoyed having in my life for those few short years. After all, she gave me Ed!

To my step-daughter-in-law, Brandi, and her two boys. With all the trials and tribulations that having two boys close in age can bring! By the way, this photo was at a wedding. They don't always dress this way! But it's such a great photo.

And to my step-daughter, Wendy, who is two thirds of the way through her first pregnancy. And it's twins! A boy and a girl. What adventures she has in store for her.

And, last, but not least, to ME!!! Here's to 35 1/2 years of laughter, tears, sticky hands, late night calls, cuddling, loving, fighting, and always being there for each other. I have the greatest kids and we've remained close through some rather trying times in our lives. I love them more than I can say and being their mother is an honor.

11 comments:

namaste said...

beautiful post, beautiful family, beautiful tribute. happy mothers' day to you to, sandi!

Maryann said...

Happy Mother's Day sweety! xox

Desert Diva said...

What a beautiful Mother's Day remembrance. I hope you had a wonderful day!

judypatooote said...

What a great tribute to them all. We certainly are blessed to be able to be mothers who are proud of our children.....happy belated mothers day.....judy

ba and the boys said...

i love your moms sweater in the 1st photo!
i hope you had a wonderful mothers day...
now get back to cleaning the toliets.

It's Me said...

Sandi....Your mom was beautiful!! OMG, I love her hat in the pic! Lovely tribute!

carmella anderson said...

GREAT TRIBUTE TO MOMS. THE PHOTO OF YOU AND MOM SOOO CUTE. FAMILY IS GROWING BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS. GOD BLESS ALL.

ira said...

Happy mothers day Sandi! :)

MMrussianadoption said...

what a great post, happy mothers day (belated)

Luz said...

I'm late in reading but very nice blog and wonderful photos. Belated Mother's Day wishes.

Nikki said...

I know this is soooo late on this post but I enjoyed it so much and it brought some moistness to my eyes...I have enjoyed reading through your posts. You are too funny! :)N