Saturday, 1 March 2008

Mothers Day

My mother died in 1965. I still think of her on Mothers Day. I envy all the other people who will be sending flowers or chocolates or gathering for a special Sunday lunch to celebrate the day together. In my mind's eye I can still see my mother - invariably laughing or with her head buried in a book. I know how much she missed her mother who also died at an early age. So I'm sure she wouldn't be surprised to know how I still treasure her memory and miss her presence in my life.

The Daily Telegraph have done a lovely article on celebrating Mothers and their role in our lives - do go and explore this link. And if you're still lucky enough to have your's, do be sure to tell her what she means to you while you have the chance. Don't miss the opportunity.

9 comments:

teeni said...

That certainly was a lovely piece! Hey Lady Thinker - I love my mom to pieces but you know, she can get on my nerves at times so I would be more than willing to share her with you. :) Seriously, I am sorry that your mom is no longer with us but wanted to bring you a smile because while I'm nobody's mother, I still love you! Hugs to you!

Casdok said...

Sorry to hear about your mother, how lovely that you remember her laughing.

merry weather said...

You lost her when you were young yourself, I'm so sad to hear that. It's lovely to hear that you still recall her laughter, what a touching thought. I imagine that's how many would like to be remembered.

I missed seeing my mum today LT. And I shouldn't have. You're absolutely right.

Take carex

Maggie May said...

I think of my mother on mother's day & she would be really old now if she was alive. I loved this post.

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Winchester whisperer said...

My mother died last year. I still think about her everyday, particularly when I don't feel like doing something which I ought to: I can hear her saying, "Come on!" She had a keen sense of duty.

lady thinker said...

So glad you all kind enough to leave a comment and your thoughts. I agree it is the good memories we keep - I can still remember the battles i had with her during my teen rebellions and being told "when you have your own house then you can do what you like - meanwhile..." and also do you know it took me to the age of 50 before I stopped feeling guilty for going out barelegged or without gloves on in summer (so unladylike!). I still cannot eat in the street though.

GoneBackSouth said...

That was a lovely post, thanks for sharing. I still have my mum near which I'm thankful for, but we lost my beloved mother-in-law 5 years ago and she is sorely missed.

Around My Kitchen Table said...

I spent Mother's Day with my mum, who's 87 tomorrow. I thank God she's still with us and still pretty fit for her age. It was a poignant day as my partner's mother died last year and there were lots of sad thoughts mixed in with all the happy ones.