Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mom and Me

Mother's Day tends to be a little bittersweet for me.  My Mom died when I was 12 years old.  I do not have many photos or other keepsakes of her. 

Recently I took a picture of a photo taken by someone of my Mom and me (with other students) at an elementary school event. 

My Mom loved the smell of lilacs.  In her honor, I present a little bouquet of our lilacs that my spouse picked for me today.

Happy Mothers Day to all mothers, be they mothers who gave birth, mothers who adopted, mothers of children who have passed on, and women who never raised children but nurtured, educated and/or and cared for the children of others.


  1. Such a lovely gesture, Alana. And I am glad you were able to get that picture of you two together.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear you lost your mother so early, an unfair share of grief for a young child. The lilacs look lovely.

    Agree about mothers not necessarily being the biological mums but all those who nurture us.

  3. The bouquet looks so beautiful and so apt as a Mother's Day present. Those memories of your mom must be so precious to you. Sorry to know that you lost her at such a young age. Hugs.

  4. Glad you have that photo. The lilacs are lovely.

  5. I remember reading your post on the shocking way your Mom passed, Alana. What a lovely way to honor her. The picture is beautiful.

  6. Beautiful tribute to your mom, just loved the pic.


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