Saturday, May 11, 2013

Missing mama

My Mother is always in my heart and on my mind and especially so with tomorrow being Mother's Day.  I mention her often in my posts.  A day never passes that I don't think about mama and miss her.  It seems like yesterday that she was living in her little home a couple of hours from here.  Sometimes I would leave work on Friday and drive to mama's for the weekend.  She would be so excited that I was coming.  She would be standing in the door of the little screened-in front porch watching for me. 

  I think a lot about mama holding my hand when I was young.  For some reason, my sweetest memory is when we were riding in the car.  My sister, my brother, and me in the back seat.  Daddy driving, of course, and mama up front.  Mama road with her arm across the back of the seat.  I only had to put my hand on hers and she would squeeze my hand and hold it.  Mama didn't have to say a word.  Her touch said everything.

I am a lot like my Mother, as I should be.  Growing up, I wanted to be with her all the time.  I'll tell you a secret...One Sunday, mama and daddy were going to see some of daddy's family.  About a two hour drive away.  I was 13 years old.  Mama asked if I wanted to go with them and I said no.   Well, they were barely out of sight when I realized mama was gone for the day.  I missed her!!  Why didn't I go with her??  I cried until they got home...which was all day!!!

I think at some point Lynn posted this picture on her blog but here it is again.  Mama holding me, and my sister standing beside her.

I love these quotes ...

           "I shall never forget my Mother, for it was she who
            planted and nurtured the first seeds of good within me"
                                                 Immanuel Kant

              "Mothers hold their children's hands for the early
                years, but their hearts forever."
                                                Ancient Saying

               "There is an enduring tenderness in the love of 
                  a mother"
                                                  Washington Irving 

Yesterday was busy!  Busy outside and I also had to do some shopping.  Glad I had the camera with me...I pass this old place when I go in to town...

The flowers are so pretty this spring...

I caught big boy crowing...

Don't know if I should even post this...So thank you if you've managed to stay this long!
Wishing you a happy Mother's Day!!!

Henny Penny


  1. Dear Henny,
    Happy Mother's Day to you....

    I like the picture of your Mother with you girls. She looks sweet, yet strong and capable. True love reaches across the divide of time and space and abides always.

    Isn't it something how you can clearly recall the sting of being separated from your Mom when you opted to stay behind. To remember is a gift.

    May only happy memories greet you tomorrow and may you be surrounded by those you love.


    1. Dear Jen,

      Hope you're having a happy Mother's Day! Thank you! Your thoughts are beautiful. I love the way you say things. I could use your help writing my blog. :) Thank you...

      Henny Penny

  2. I look forward every day to reading your posts. Please keep it up. It is a bright spot in my day. :) Joanie

    1. Joanie, thank you so much! I can not write so, I'm embarrassed to read my posts most of the time!!:) Your comment is the bright spot in my day today!!! Thank you!
      Henny Penny

  3. I just love your posts! Thank you for sharing your memories with us. :)

  4. Lesa, thank you. I enjoy your posts too!! I was trying to pick out Dayle in the picture you posted of the ballet class. That's a good picture. The days do pass too fast, don't they??? Henny Penny


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