Friday, May 6, 2011

Memories of Our Mother

Hi Bloggerettes!  Several years ago my Mother and two sisters took a trip to Myrtle Beach.  We stayed in a lovely beach condo that was super luxurious.  We had such a wonderful time, laughing, talking, shopping, crying, eating!!!
Unbeknown to us, this would be the last trip that the four of us would make together as Mother and daughters.  Our Mom passed away in August of 2007 and we miss her so very much.

No cards or flowers will be bought for Mother's Day.  But we will hold wonderful and precious memories in our hearts and always remember her as our beautiful Mom.

I sketched this drawing of the four of us at the beach.  Left to right; Me, the chunkiest of the four, my baby sister, Kim....the prissiest one, Marsha, the sassy one and our Mother, the one that put up with all three of us under the same roof.  What a saint.


This isn't a very good photo, just a small snapshot that I keep in a frame as a reminder of our "girls only" trip to the beach. We had just finished having dinner on the marina.  The waiter was smitten with our Mother and he showered her with compliments.   We never heard the end of it!! 

I can still see her sitting at the dining room table. She was wearing her animal print pajamas and robe and having her morning coffee, smiling and chatting away.  So happy that she had her three daughters all to herself.

Happy Mother's Day Mother!
from your loving daughters

Happy Mother's Day to everyone, may your day be filled with joy and laughter and family.

~~hugs~~
Sissie

33 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I LOVE your sketch Sissie! How special that you all had this great vacation together! Happy Mother's Day Weekend-enjoy:@)

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, what a cute sketch of you and your sisses and mommy. What a wonderful time you all must have had. I know you miss her.
Happy Mother's Day, Dear One.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Sissie, what an adorable sketch of you, your sisters, and Mom.... so glad that y'all had this time to spend together on this wonderful trip making more memories! Happy Mothers Day!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Joy said...

How wonderful you have these memories.
- Joy

Theresa said...

I too will be missing my mom this year. She has been gone for two years now and she is greatly missed. I will hold onto the wonderful memories and love to share them with the kids. We talk about our "Bushie Moments" all of the time.
Your girls weekend sounds wonderful and the sketch is too! xoxo

Something Nice and Pretty said...

How sweet she was Sissie...I feel the same way, I'm always so happy when we are all together!

Happy Mother's Day!

Rondell

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissie, I say buy YOURSELF some flowers, and have sweet memories of Mom for days to come!

Carol

Blondie's Journal said...

Very sweet post...You are lucky to have had such a sweet mother and I am, too. I often wish that we had had an "alone" sort of trip before she passed away. Your pictures are beautiful and I love your sketch. Happy Mother's Day, sweet lady!

XO,
Jane

Nancy said...

Hi Sissie,
What a sweet tribute to your mom! I hope you have a good mother's day remembering your mom and being pampered yourself!

Hugs,
Nancy

Rebecca said...

"Precious memories...how they linger...."

I absolutely LOVE your drawing sweet friend~

xoRebecca

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie such sweet memories. I am blessed to still have my Mom and I appreciate her so much. I must say that sketch is adorable! hugs, Linda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What more could a mother ask for, Sissie. To have her grown children all to herself like that. I love your sketch of the four of you and that you have it framed.

Wendy said...

I love your sketch Sissie! It is truly adorable and your story made me cry! I rememeber her best whenever I sit out on my patio and enjoy a summer breeze. She loved to sit on the porch and enjoy the simple pleasures in life! :) I miss her so much and I am so happy you all had a fun mother-daughter vacation together! What a wonderful memory! Love ya!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

how beautiful and what a wonderful memory for you all to cherish. you were blessed with a loving mom and i am sure she watches ever so carefully for you all from up above. happy mother's day sissie!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Well Sissie, I have been saying we were sisters separated at birth! We live parallel lives I guess...I have two sisters and all three of us would take special mother daughter trips to fun places. Oh the memories you can make on a trip like that! Your sketch is priceless!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Such a sweet memory. And the sketch is priceless! Have you copied it for your sisters?

Sharon Wengel said...

Sissie , that sketch is precious , and those are some wonderful mememories as well. I miss my mom too , I guess we never grow to old for that .

Barbara said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Sissie! I hope you have an enjoyable one with lovely memories of your Mother. Your picture is just delightful of all you "girls". So sweet and special just like you.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Low Tide High Style said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom Sissie! I love the sketch and I also love that you shared that time together with your mom before her passing. Happy Mother's Day!

Kat :)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

such happy memories. Blessed as I to have wonderful mother whom we miss....

Maureen said...

HOw wonderful! I too have 3 daughters and had the opportunity to have them all to myself several years ago. I knew at the time that it was likely to be the one and only time that it would be just us and I savored it. As I am sure your mom did.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am so jeaous that you had your Mom as an adult and two sisters to enjoy her with you- what a blessing! xxoo Diana

Sares said...

Your sketch is just wonderful and you framed it in the perfect beachy frame. I am sure you treasure the trip with your Mom and Sisters very much.

Denise said...

Oh sissy!Beautiful story you have.I loved it and could relate well.One of my sisters is an artist and draws cute pic of our family too.Thanks for coming by my place for a visit.

Roselle said...

What a sweet post and I LOVE that sketch Sissi! I am in the "motherless daughter's" club too but have good memories to hold me over. Hold onto that! Have a great weekend sweet lady!
xo
Roselle

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie what wonderful memories of your mother and special family time! I love your artistic interpretation of that special day! ~Hugs, Patti

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Sissie, Now THAT is something to blog about. That sketch is DARLING! And what a special memory for you. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Victorian1885 said...

I Love the sketch Sissie..what a wonderful keepsake with great memories. Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Wanda

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sissie! What a loving and special tribute to your dear mother. She really did a great job of raising YOU!! I know she is so proud of you and looking down on you and your sweet sisters and smiling.

Happy PS and Happy Mother's Day!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Atelier de Charo said...

So special tribute to for sweet Mom!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Happy Mother's Day!

Big Hugs
Charo

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Ah Sissie, great post.
I lost my Mom the same year on Mothers Day. I was going to blog about that but it's too sad. I miss her very much too. This day is such a time of reflection to me. I love that you all had that great trip before she left you. The drawing is the best!!!!!!!!! Love you sweet friend.
Lisa

Buttercup Bliss said...

What a precious post! I know that you treasure your wonderful memories of your mom. My sweet mom passed away in 2005 - Mother's Day is not the same now, but my sister and I know that we were blessed to have her as our mother!

The beach drawing of the four "girls" is adorable!

Thanks for sharing :-)

Lisa

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