Friday, July 10, 2009

A special birthday

Today is my mother's birthday. She would have been 83 years old, almost twice the age she was when she died. I think of her every day... Love never dies.
She taught me how to read before I went to kindergarden and my love of books and reading comes from that, and started me on piano lessons at age 5. She believed I could be a concert pianist, but she never reproached me when years later, I didn't have the passion for it. She took me to see Scheherazade and West Side Story. She told me I could be anything I wanted to be, and she gave me this great piece of advice when I was still in my teens and hurting over a perfidious boyfriend: It's easier to get out of a bad relationship than it is to get out of a bad marriage. Most of all she was an example of great courage because she did the right thing against all opposition (yes, Mum, you were right).


    Wonderful photo and I am sure, wonderful memories!!!! I love celebrating and remembering those dear to us!
    Thanks for letting us know!!

  2. What beautiful photo you've chosen for her birthday...Her smile is so lovely. I'm sure that was a wonderful person. Happy Birthday Mrs Emma.

  3. Dearest Colette....we are, on the very same day, celebrating our dear mothers. Today would have been my Mom's 88th birthday and I did a post about her too.
    We were very lucky to have had Mom's who positively influenced us and who loved us and we them so unconditionally! I celebrate with you....maybe our Mom's have even met by now and talk about their daughters.

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  5. Lovely post..Mums are just wonderful aren't they.....I am so Mum is 82 this year and I'm so gratefu that I still have her with me....and I'm sure yours is somewhere watching over you.


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