Thursday, January 24, 2013

Today is Mom's Birthday...

Auburn, Mom 3ish w/ Uncle Joe behind her.
In her riding gear..probably going to the Pelham stables..
Classic pic w/ her brothers,  Uncle Joe and Uncle Vince...the outfit, totally stylish for today!
W/ beloved cousins, Ann and Ellie @ Volare in the Village. 83rd Birthday celebration,
Thanksgiving @ Joey's, a few years ago...
She would have been 89 years old today. I was up w/ the sun and took some beautiful pics of the start of this day. I received a text from my brother around 9AM, my time, and there it was...the floodgates. I learned, after my father passed away, 24 years ago, that his birthday was the hardest day of the year...every year. The 'firsts', after anyone dies are hard, especially their birthday. They only die once, so we remember, we honor, we light a yahrzeit candle. But, their birthday, Mom's birthday was always a celebration, singing of camp songs (you Rhoda Girls know what I am talking about), cards and gifts, for my/our entire life. So I miss her today, I miss celebrating her life, and it is the first, so I am a mess. Chances are that I won't blog about Mom's birthday next year, but this, the first one w/out her, is certainly reason to post some pics and say, 'Happy Birthday Mom!!!' I love you always and really really  miss you...especially today....

4 comments:

Azure Accessories said...

Your mother was so beautiful Amy...
This is your day to grieve...take it, it is what we do when we loose a loved one...I still think of my dear father on his birthday and he has been gone 28 years...

Be well...
Heather

Amy Lilley Designs said...

She was beautiful..a great big heart to match...yes, I am taking the day and taking pics of the beautiful changing sky from sunrise...yes, Dad will be gone 25 years in September, but his Birthday in April, there is always a tug...definitely easier w/ the passing of time..this day, I am giving into the emotion...much love to you...xxxxxxx

Pansylee VanMeteren said...

Beautiful photos of your mom. Happy Birthday to her and always remember she still looking upon you and everyone in your family. Just keep in mind all the happy thoughts and memories you had with her...

Amy Lilley Designs said...

I love these pics of her..so many more...thankfully...I know that she is w/ me always....we have the best memories and I treasure those...a tough day, nonetheless...the skies were more than giving today and I took pic after pic after pic...so, it was a good day....much love to you Ms. p....XXXXXXX