Sunday, May 08, 2011

Flowers for My Mother


"Flowers for My Mother"
6x4

I painted today, Mother's Day, May 8, 2011.... and was remembering my Mom. My mom passed away at the age of 48. I was 17 and a senior in high school. I have been thinking about her today mostly because this is mother's day and mine hasn't been so great. So, I've been feeling a bit sorry for myself. I won't go into the gory details. I think those of us who are wives and mother's have had those.....so there is no need to talk about it. Needless to say that when I was growing up, I know for sure that I took my mom for granted and now that I am older, I realize what a gift she was. She was so special, sweet. She was funny, pretty, a gifted singer with a beautiful voice even though she never believed in herself. She said she wanted to be a dancer....but got married and had kids instead. Sound familiar? I loved her more than I ever told her. Anyway, for those moms out there that are having a great day or a bad one, this too shall pass. God Bless You. Love to all, Judy