Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sentimental Sunday - Mother's Day Edition


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

In honor of Mother's Day, today's Sentimental Sunday will highlight all the women in my life who I am honored to call mother - in one form or another. But, first I want to honor my own two daughters, whom I love with all my heart and by whose very presence I have the privilege of being called "Mom". Katie and Madeleine, I love you both more than you will ever know. And I am honored to be your Mom.


This picture was taken in Sagres, Portugal last April. I have a whole series of pictures of the girls and I playing in the surf. I love all of them. This was such a happy moment!



Next, my Mom! This picture was taken last summer at my Mom's birthday party in my backyard. With us is my younger brother, Paul. My Mom is the most self-sacrificing person I have ever met. My brother and I are her whole world and I know that posing for this picture made her very happy. Love you Mom!




Next up is my wonderful stepmom, Sandy! This picture was also taken in Portugal. This time in Belem. Sandy is my stepmom, but she is so much more than that. She is my friend. And if it wasn't for her, I don't think I would have the wonderful relationship with my Dad that I do. Sandy is also the author of the blog It's a Jungle Out There. If you haven't checked it out, you should. Sandy, I value our friendship and our family relationship more and more with each passing year.




Lastly, I'd like to honor my mother-in-law, Audrey. This picture was taken about 2 years ago at Audrey's surprise 75th birthday. Here she is with her three children and her husband, Gary. Audrey would do absolutley anything for her children and she always puts her family first. Thanks for always being willing to lend a helping hand, Audrey.

And to all of you Moms out there, Happy Mother's Day! I wish you a day filled with hugs, kisses and love. Enjoy your day.

17 comments:

Tammy Howard said...

What a lovely tribute!

Happy Mother's Day, you super-photogenic woman, you!

Sandy said...

Pam, you made my day! Thank you so much for your beautiful words and for including me in this very important Sentimental Sunday tribute. I can't imagine what my life would be like without you and Paul and your beautiful families. My blessings received as being part of this loving extended family are countless, and I am so proud of what we all have together. But my relationship with you, Pam, is especially precious.

And Tammy, yes, Pam is full-of-beans when she says she is unphotogenic!

Mary at My New 30 said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too!

!!The Obnoxious SAHM!! said...

very cool! Happy Moms day to you!

Anita said...

Pam this was a lovely post to honor the moms in your life. You are clearly blessed. You are so beautiful, never think of yourself as un-photogenic!!
Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!!!!

C said...

Happy Mother's Day Pam! :)

Terra said...

What nice tributes! You are lucky to have so many wonderful moms in your life. I hope your kids spoiled you today. Or at least tried.

Pam said...

Tammy - Thank you for your kind words.

Sandy - Our family is really unique in how we've managed to blend it all together so smoothly. We are all so lucky.

Mary, SAHM and C - Thank you and I hope you had a Happy Mother's Day as well.

Terra - I had a wonderful Mother's Day. Not so sure about being "spoiled", but we did spend the entire day together, which is a rare treat indeed!

Crystal said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, Pam!!! I hope you had a great day and thanks for the sweet tribute to the special Mothers in your life.

I am giving away a book on my blog, come by and leave a comment if you have time : ) I think you would like the book. Blessings to you~

Stormy Vawn Bradley said...

Nice post. You are very blessed to have such great women in your life.

Pam said...

Crystal - Thank you Crystal. I will definitely come and check out your book giveaway. How exciting!

Stormy - Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it!

Alex the Girl said...

I took mother's day off from the computer so I'm a little late catching up with everyone. Happy Late Mother's Day. I love the way your girls tower above you. Mine do the same thing! I now use a step ladder to lecture them!

Wonderful tribute to your family.

Pam said...

Alex - Good for you for taking a day off. I desperately need to catch up with my "real" life. But, I just can't pull myself away from the computer - and blogging. YIKES! And yes, my girls do tower over me. Which is a very good thing considering I'm only 5 feet tall. I prayed all through their childhoods that they would be taller than me. They day they each reached that milestone was a great day indeed!

Gail said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day to you. The photos are wonderful!

Gail

Pam said...

Thanks Gail!

Gamma Sharon said...

How wonderful to have all those Mom's around you.
How did your girls get to be so much taller than you... Lol

Pam said...

Sharon - When you are only 5 feet tall it's not too hard! LOL!

 

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