In Loving Memory of Mom for Mother’s Day ♥

I’m reblogging this from last year in memory of Mom for Mother’s Day. “We’ll miss you, Mom, but you live in our hearts everyday.” ♥

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When I think of Mom, I think pink
Cherry blossoms in the spring
I think elegance and grace
and I envision her beautiful face
Her smile would warm others for miles
When I think of Mom
I’m saddened to know
I can’t call her and hear her “hello”
but I can see her
clearly as the garden from my window
and each day she graces my memories
while my love for her grows

© LScott 2012

Mom ~ June 1921 – February 2012

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“Love Lives On” – My Dad’s Story ♥

“A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.”
(quote from Google)
My sisters and I received the email below from my Dad three days ago. He has always shared these special memories of his time with Mom over the years.  Now that it’s been a year since she passed away, the memories hold more meaning. When I read this, I was teary-eyed, thinking how remarkable, that in my parent’s life together, love and commitment truly did last a life time.  As in any relationship, there were tough times, but they worked through them. Mom was 90 when she died and though he misses her more than anything, my Dad is still going strong and driving at 93!

They were about to celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary when she passed away.  Before you read my Dad’s email, I’ll share a little bit of “back story.”  Dad was in the Air Force and they met on a blind date in June 1941. Then they saw each other again in October. He was planning for another leave in December 1941, but with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, all leaves were canceled. As a result, they didn’t see each other again until April 1942, when Dad proposed (you’ll read this in his email).  During all this time, they corresponded through letters.  In June 1942, Mom took the train and visited Dad, then in July, he went overseas for 3 years.  Again, they corresponded through letter writing for the entire 3 years he was gone and Mom waited for him to come home.
They were married in February 1945, when Dad returned and they had only 10 days to plan the wedding.
 
“Good Morning,
I woke up this morning thinking about this day 71 years ago; I was 22 and Mom was 20. My Mother and I went downtown to Bloedel’s Jewelry store.  There I picked and bought a diamond solitaire for your Mother.It was a Saturday and I was home from Selfridge Field on a three day pass.  Mom was working at the bank and it was open a half a day.  After buying the ring, my Mother went back home and I walked across the street to pick up Mom.  We were both in good spirits (me especially) because I knew something she did not know.
We had lunch at the  Empire Grill & Bar, and when Mom excused herself to go to the restroom, I placed the ring box at her setting.  When she came back, and I told her that I wanted her to be my wife, she opened the box and we both cried.  Mom held up her hand so that all in the grill room could see, and there was applause and more applause.When we left the Empire, we went back to Mom’s house to break the news, and the next day, Sunday, we had dinner with my Mother and Dad.So this was truly the beginning of our relationship (aside from our blind date), and even with ups and downs, we made it thru the years. and as it says on Mom’s grave marker, “Love Lives On.”
Love always,  Dad”

mom and dad wedding 1945

Photo: Mom and Dad on their wedding day, February 24, 1945

Is this so rare, a marriage forever
67 years of best friends to each other
Pour in the crystal and sip the wine
for this can only happen Once in a Lifetime

©LScott 2013

I don’t believe that true love can be found only once,
but this is one example that love can be eternal.
I hope you enjoyed this love story.

In Loving Memory of Mom

When I think of Mom, I think pink
Cherry blossoms in the spring
I think elegance and grace
and I envision her beautiful face
Her smile would warm others for miles
When I think of Mom
I’m saddened to know
I can’t call her and hear her “hello”
but I can see her
clearly as the garden from my window
and each day she graces my memories
while my love for her grows

© LScott 2012

Mom ~ June 1921 – February 2012

Happy 21st Birthday to My Daughter ♥♥♥

You were a bundle of baby powder
so sweet smelling and cuddly
with rosy lips curved
into the perfect infant smile

that was only the beginning
of our hearts melting

Your beauty became more apparent,
not only on the outside, but on the inside, too
Your heart grew big enough
to share love around the world
You were an adorable little girl
Then within days,
You became a gorgeous young lady
ready to take on the world

You are the moon at it’s fullest,
pouring light over us
on the darkest night
and a country melody
just right for line dancing

You are the brightest sunflower
adding color to the garden of life
or the white stallion
prepared for any challenge that greets you

You are a dolphin,
gliding gently through life with grace
or shimmering sterling silver
Your soul never to tarnish

Our daughter, our creation from love
Now Twenty-one
“You’ve got the world by the tail,
Your Grandpa used to say
So move forward with passion
and make your own way

Our love for you is larger than life,
Mom and Dad

♥ ♥ ♥

Little Ones – Haiku

Feeling your heartbeats

I hear soft whispers of love

My sweet miracles

 

© LScott 2012

Photos are from over 17 years ago
of my daughter and I, above,
and my son and I, below..
I had to scan them, so they’re not the best quality.
Even so, I get teary-eyed reminiscing through the younger years.
I also get a good chuckle over
the hairstyles and clothes!

Father’s Day Haiku ♥

 

For your nurturing

and laying the foundation

We celebrate You!

Happy Father’s Day to
my Dad (we know Mom’s watching over you),
my Father-in-Law,
my Husband and the many
“fathers” in my family.

I love you all more than words can say~
and to all the Father’s around the globe,
may you all have a wonderful day!

Photo credit: Google.com