Saturday, November 4, 2017

My Mom ~ Gone Now For 31 Years



I love to see you, young and carefree, in photos before life brought you so much sadness. 

For me, you were the best mom, you were the mom I was meant to have. I always knew this, I always appreciated it, felt so blessed because of it. You never judged the choices I made in life. You gave me moral standards to live by and you gave me strength to deal with life's difficulties. From you, I learned that to love someone is to set them free. You did this for me. You helped me to move all the way here, thousands of miles away, when you figured out, long before I did, that I needed to leave. I was fragile then, but never again, thanks to you. 

So mom, you live in my heart and I will always love you. 





24 comments:

  1. You were blessed to have such a mom.
    My mom went to her home in heaven just 2 months ago.

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  2. Very nice Inger, I love the picture.

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  3. Hi Inger - this is lovely to read ... my mother would have been 97 this year (recently) and now has been gone 5 years ... but memories keep coming back - lovely photo of her ... and yes our mothers, bless them, understand the needs of their children ... I was lucky - my mother was able to travel to Africa a few times and we had some wonderful times out there ...

    Just love the photo and the memories this photo will bring back for you ... with lots of thoughts - Hilary

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  4. this photo is lovely. she was beautiful and I am happy for you she knew what you needed and helped you do it. I am a totally different person now than I was 40 years ago

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  5. What a wonderful and beautiful tribute.

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  6. What a lovely and heartfelt tribute to your mother, who sounds like an amazing woman with a brave and shining spirit. Love the photo!

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  7. Wonderful tribute to a woman who is obviously still with you. She really shines in the photo.

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  8. It matters not the number of years our parents are gone because they are always with us in our hearts.

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  9. What a beautiful mom you had. :-)

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  10. Dear Inger, what a sweet tribute to your lovely mom. She does looks happy and carefree in that photo with her beautiful smile... The words that struck me was " I love to see you young and carefree before life brought you so much sadness." This must have been so hard for yourself to bear. I'm sure she is smiling down to you as you remember you.

    Warm hugs, Julia

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  11. Sorry for the typo, I'm sure she is smiling down on you as you remember her.
    Julia

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  12. A sweet and tender post! We never get over missing our Mom's. Mine has been gone 10 years.... I have no doubt whatsoever that your Mom knows what you've accomplished in your life, and is very proud of the woman you've become.

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  13. Such a very sweet post. My mom has been gone for almost 30 years, and I feel many of the same things that you do. There is nothing like a mother's love - and I can tell that your mother tenderly raised you and helped mold who you are today. Thank you for sharing your memory.

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  14. What a beautiful photo and tribute to your mom. But it sure does make me want to know the rest of the story!

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  15. A beautiful, beautiful bittersweet tribute. The photo made me smile but also some sadness. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. What a lovely and loving remembering Inger! You are fortunate to have these wonderful memories, they are a blessing...
    Wishing you good!

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  17. Lovely memories, Inger, and you say it well. I felt the same about my mother. Not all moms are created equal, but those that love their children help shape their lives. Hope all is well with you. I love this banner you have at the top, a very nice photo capture.

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  18. Very beautiful tribute to your lovely Mom, dear Inger!
    You were very blessed to have such a sweet Mom, that give to you strength to deal with life.
    So true what you learned with your Mom: "that to love someone is to set them free."
    Beaufiful photo!
    Sending Hugs and much Love!

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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