Tuesday, July 21, 2015

In Sweet Remembrance of my Beautiful Mom ~ ♥

21 March 1933 ~ 21 July 2010

Today, marks the fifth year since we lost mom . . . hard to believe this much time has passed. I say the same thing every year at this time, that no matter how much time goes by, it still feels like yesterday. Every moment is very clear and time doesn't change that . . . I still have that ache in my heart.

This year, I picked photos for her memorial collage that I thought brought out how mom lived her life . . . she was fun, happy, content, full of spunk and love and wiser than anyone I have known. She loved life.

There are a few photos that I know she would rather I not share but, as I looked through them, they brought such a smile to my face and heart . . . they are just so "her!" There were so many more but for now, these say it best.

I miss my mom and my best friend more than I can express . . . here's to you mom . . . we love you!

~~~~~~~ ♥ ~~~~~~~

The special bond of Mother and child is written with love on their hearts and souls and make them a part of each other forever.   ~ Author unknown

Photos ~ starting left, going clockwise ~

  • Mom standing in my aunt Ginnie's kitchen on our 2008 trip to Kentucky in our RV.
  • Newspaper photo and article about mom becoming the first female store manager for Montgomery Wards in San Jose.
  • April of 2010 ~ mom flew home to Augsburg to arrange my Oma's (1913 - 2010) memorial service ~ she is playing cards with my cousins, Eleni and Marina at my cousin, Marion's home.
  • Childhood photo ~ guessing she may be about ten or eleven (date is unknown)? 
  • Mom at a vintage car show.
  • Not quite sure what mom was doing with the Spaghetti packages but she was having a great time! 
  • Mom and my daughter, Lacie in Augsburg, Germany in 1992.
  • Mom in her apartment on Homestead Road in Santa Clara . . . the mid 1970's.
  • Center photo ~ mom sitting on the side of her pool (date unknown).
  • The background . . . a letter on note paper from my Oma. 


Ellie said...

Lovely tribute Ginny

Gini said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, Ellie . . . she was an awesome lady!