Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Mother's Day

Where would we be without our mothers? We literally wouldn't be here, would we? No one else can go through the process of conceiving and birthing us. Then comes the nurturing, loving, and endless hours of caring for us.

I just want to pay a little tribute to mine.
She was born in a holler in West Virginia to parents that already had 6 children, and more to come.

Her father worked in the timber business. He never drove, spoke on a telephone, or believed man went into space.

He raised his children in church to believe in God, country and be respectful. I don't remember ever seeing him pray unless he bowed down on one knee. He had Godly parents that taught him well.

They are in the picture below with his mother holding the New Testament and Psalms. They are, of course, my great grandparents. This is my Grandfather and Grandmother on their wedding day.

Many years ago I had a studio make a negative and blow it up, paint it with colors I chose and it is hanging in our family room. It's 10 x 14. I also had one made for my Mom in colors that matched her furniture. That one is a couple of pictures below with a group of family members in it.

Notice hers is painted brown and orange. Mother as she looked when my Dad met her. They were married 6 mos. later.

My mother today with me at her house in FL.

Mom, you have been a shining example to me and I love and appreciate all you have ever done for me. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!


Wanita said...

What a lovely tribute to your mom. And the pictures of your great grandparents and grandparents are such a treasure.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I have had strawberry rhubarb pie ~ thinking about it makes me hungry. I can hardly wait until it's ready to pick!


Ivory Spring said...

Wow, Ro! What a heritage you have, and thanks for sharing those pictures!

I am so impressed by your artistic talend being able to render coloring to the old photos! Great job!!

Kelli said...

What a lovely tribute post to your mom! The old photos are beautiful.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I loved your tribute to your mother. What a nice looking family you have. Those old pictures are a real treasure. Happy Mother's Day!