Painting by Abraham Hunter –

click here to read his biography

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Mom!

Today....is my Mom's birthday!!!
1 year old

I look at this picture and I see myself as a baby....
....and Jess....
....and our baby GRAND-son!!!

 .....early twenties....beautiful!!!
 ....with me.
I love this old pic because it shows my grandparent's living room.  This is where my Mom spends so much of her time even today taking care of  my grand-mother!!


 Summer of 1961
1973


Not sure the year on this one....but I love this picture.  I caught them off-guard kissing!!! 
;-)


Not a very clear pic....but I still love the memories it brings back. Mom made my wedding dress (and her pink dress, too)....and Daddy gave me the Bible that the flowers are on.  I still have the dress....and the Bible!
Jess carried it when she got married! 
April 22, 1977 

October 2, 1979
.....the day we brought Jess home from the hospital

 What precious memories have been stirred digging thru all these old pics.....some good....and some that are hurtful.  My Daddy passed away in 1994, leaving my Mom a widow at the age of 60....only 4 years older than I am now.  When we look back on our childhood, some of the memories tug at our hearts fondly....and others bring with them tinges of regret....but I know that in it all, God has our best interests in mind and is there to hold our hands....and our hearts....thru it all.  As I've gotten older myself....I've come to realize....that my Mom is one of the strongest women I've ever known.  
I admire her....and I'm proud of her....and I HOPE she knows how much she's loved!!!


 Jess took this pic of Mom playing in the leaves with the boys....
....Halloween 2009

 CHRIST-mas 2010

Proverbs 31:28
Her children arise and call her blessed.

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

6 comments:

  1. Thank you Deb for sharing your heart through your pictures. How awesome to have such treasures to visit the past with. Happy Birthday "Rhonda" ... Deb's mom ....

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi. What a beautiful site. Visiting from the Saturday Stalk Remix Blog Hop. I am your newest follower. I look forward to reading your blog. Please stop by and visit mine.
    http://giftsbyamotherstouch.blogspot.com/
    Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy Birthday. Your mom looks wonderful. She looks like a really nice person.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Deb, such a beautiful tribute to you mom...The picture taken this past Christmas is great ! !
    You have been blessed...Mary

    ReplyDelete
  5. i LOVE LOVE LOVE that pic of you and mamaw and papaw!! i want a copy of that pic!!!!!

    love you. .and her! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. What beautiful pictures!! Lovely.

    ReplyDelete

Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24