Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day weekend 2011

Emma now walking....here crawling up the patio steps.

I thought of my mother all weekend.  I thought of how much has changed since she went to heaven 6 years ago.  It seems so short and yet so very long.  We've had four grandchildren that she would have adored almost as much as me.  She would be pleased to see what great parents my children have turned out to be.  She would be pleased to know that many things I do are patterned after things she did and I now see those things being repeated in the way my children parent. She would be most glad to know that all the great grandchildren say good night prayers and are on their way to a strong religious faith.
Happy Mother's day in Heaven, Mom...and to everyone else who is a mother!

Bailey, so compassionate with Scoobie!

Me with Emma

Bailey and Scoobie

Taking Bryden out to Mother's day dinner in his best hat...

Chelsea looking at her Mother's Day gift...photos of her son!




<><><><><><>Our favorite bunch!  Bailey, Emma, Bryden and Cooper!
All the work we have to do this week!!!


21 comments:

yaya said...

Happy Mother's Day Donna...looks like you had a nice visit with the kids and they sure look cute with little Scoobie. I'm so sad that your Mom isn't here and I know she would have loved those sweet kiddos. She's up there smiling and watching, I'm sure of it. Glad you had a nice weekend!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

And Happy Mother's Day to you, Donna. Looks like your weekend was full of little blessings!

Lesa said...

Happy Mother's Day Donna. My Mom passed away 10 years ago and I often think of how much I wish she were here to see my granddaughter, Sophie. I miss my Mom everyday.

I'm glad that you get to spend so much time with your family. You seem very happy!

Good luck on all the work :)

Linda P said...

Glad you had a lovely Mother's Day - it's a poignant time, but sure that the next generation are built on a sure foundation of good values handed down.

Mandy said...

The sweetest words in the world is "Mom, I love you." :)

acorn hollow said...

wonderful mother's day! What beautiful children. and my oh my what kind of work do you have this week.
cathy

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Happy Belated Mom's Day! Thank you for stopping by my blog. You have a beautiful family and I'm sure your mom is watching those beautiful grandchildren. Hope to make more visits, I'm now following, if you have time please visit more often, I love company and new friends are always welcome.

Mary

Hope said...

wonderful photo's and awesome memories!

hope you had a perfect mothers day!

Sue said...

Such cute grandkids you have!

And I love that you are wishing your mom a happy Mother's Day in heaven. I like being reminded that such things are possible...

=)

karen said...

It looks like your Mother's Day was one joy after another. Your grandkids are so cute, and yep - I think Mom was right there enjoying everything with you. Such sweet memories you have.

mollygolver said...

A belated Happy Mother's Day from me too, Donna. Looks as if it was everything you wanted it to be!

Julia said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day Donna. What a lovely bunch of grand Kids. You have every rights to be proud of how your children have turned out as parents and in turn your grandkids are following in your footsteps. Congratulations on doing such a great job as a mom and I love your tribute to your own mom.

Thanks for your offer of mopping up. We are doing OK so far. I haven't started to mop up yet. There was still water coming in this morning. Just inconvenienced unlike the poor people of Manitoba. They have declared a provincial state of emergency because of flooding. We are still getting rain this afternoon. I've been spring cleaning at the farm and been too busy to listen to the weather forecast.

Wanda..... said...

Nice that you had such cute visitors over the weekend...makes it easier to think about all that work waiting to be done this week.

Stacy Crawford said...

What a great day for you. I'm sure your Mom received your message. Happy Mother's Day.

Donna said...

Awww! Your grandkids are so cute, and so is Scoobie! I hope you had a great Mother's Day. I'm sorry that your Mom isn't there for you any more. I know you must miss her terribly. I think we never outgrow the need for our Mothers! And that is so funny about what you wrote to me about the glitter on your face! I often see little sparkles of glitter on our dog and my hubby!!:)

becky said...

Oh, it is sad when our mothers disappear over the mountain...my own mom is fading, fading...

Marsha Young@Spots and Wrinkles said...

First, are you SURE that it is allowed to have four grandchildren THAT cute?

I understand about missing your mom. My own mother passed away just before Mother's Day last year, so I thought of her in heaven this year and was glad she could experience all that joy. But I miss her.
God bless you - Marsha

Jennifer said...

Donna, You can be assured your Mom is looking down from heaven and sees from the unseen world above. You will see her again as will all the little ones. Our blessed hope!
Warmly, Jennifer

Katherines Corner said...

Donna, thank you for sharing happy memory making. I'm sure your Mother was smiling as she watched from above. Hugs and wishes for a day filled with Happy!

Karen Whittal said...

I am so enjoying catching up on everyone's blogs, I just love your family photo's i can just see you and "yaya" sharing pictures, it is strange how Mothers day reminds us of our own Mothers......... this time next year I could be a granny, my daughter told me for Mothers day, that they are now trying to make me a granny ....... keep your fingers crossed.

Deb Shucka said...

Happy Mothers' Day to you, too. I love the tribute to your mom here and I imagine you felt her with you throughout the day.