Monday, May 12, 2014

Moms Come in All Varieties: Happy Mother's Day!

I thought I'd share some favorite mom pictures, not just of my mom, or of me as a mom (should I find any I'm not to Americanized too share) but of moms I admire.  



You probably recognize The Nutritionist by now. She is wearing the traditional Swedish national dress hand sewn by Farmor.  I'm really happy that Farmor's meticulous handiwork is still used today. It's another one of those heirloom/use it dilemmas. We've used this one.  When I was a teacher, I wore this for our International Day each year. Doesn't she look amazing?  I love my Mommy.

I now want to share some anonymous pictures with you to celebrate Mom's Group.  I do hope at some time you have a chance to go read the post because this group meant the world to me, and still does.

Mom of six.  We met when she was pregnant with #2.  First three are boys.  She's a wonder.


Moved away way too soon.  Mother of six. Grandparents in the shot.  Miss her daily.  I thank God for facebook.



Can't say enough about this friend.  Two of her three.  Time flies.


You probably recognize her.  It was her first Mother's Day today.  This is from a wedding she attended last fall.


OK OK OK OK.  I'm willing to play too.  Here's me in blue with The Transporter on the left, the guest of honor, our amazing friend the foreign exchange student on my other side, and since I gave everyone else anonymity, I won't point out which friend the other two cuties belong to. Not that you couldn't find out if you search for the post about the going away party...




So yeah, another milestone for me of putting a picture of myself in cyberspace.  My point, however, is that moms come in all shapes, sizes, with differing philosophies, strategies, and ideas.  Each mom is unique, with her own reasons for doing what she does. Mom's Group helped us see that, and celebrate it.

~Tina, blessed to be a mom

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17 comments:

Brian Miller said...

most def each mom is unique...but each one plays a huge role in the lives of their kids......moms rock....smiles.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's the love of a mother that matters!

angelsbark said...

Moms are the best! I enjoyed your post

JoJo said...

LOVE that picture of you!!!!!!! I am photo-phobic myself. My future stepdaughter in law has already told me to basically suck it up, she's taking pictures of me this summer on their trip. And since it sounds like we are probably gonna get hitched while they are here, pics will be taken of that. The diet starts TODAY! lol Hope you had a spiffing Mom's Day.

Mason Canyon said...

Moms are great. Love the photos.

Jo said...

Love the photos. I am sure you had a happy Mother's Day. You have a happy disposition anyway.

A Beer For The Shower said...

A great list of moms, and it's cool to see you on here, too. Nice to finally put a face to the blogger after all of these posts.

cleemckenzie said...

Great Mom/kid pictures! It's wonderful to be able to share time with both. I'm sure you had a great day.

bemuzin.com said...

That was a great way to celebrate Mom's from all walks of life. Gaiving and receiving the love.

Elsie Amata said...

I hope you had a great day yesterday. Facebook does have it's appeal on days like yesterday. So does the art of texting - getting that text from a friend you haven't talked to in few months that leads to a conversation. That's always nice. Happy Belated Mother's Day!

Elsie

DAVID WALSTON said...

You remind me of my wife. She put pictures of me and the kids on her Facebook page, but refuses to have one of her up. That is one reason I love her so, is her selfless love for the kids and me. Hope you had a great Mothers day!

Michelle Stanley said...

It's a terrific tribute to Mothers Tina. Hope your day was filled with love and pampering.. Michelle @ http://www.writer-way.blogspot.com

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina .. lovely Mum with "her" three boys .. such a great photo with lots of smiley happinesses coming out. Your mother looks amazing in her Swedish dress .. and I think I agree - wear it and use it .. and good to see you did.

Mother's day is special and mothers are special .. and it's great so many of us can be in touch in various ways ..

I'm sure you had a happy day ...and will have a fabulous summer now that school is out (or shortly) ...

Cheers for now and bask in motherly delight ... Hilary

Claudia said...

true.. they come in all shapes and sizes and that makes it all the more interesting and awesome... happy mother's day... i had my mom and MIL over here for coffee on sunday and we just celebrated motherhood a bit...smiles

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! said...

Hi human, Tina,

Sincere apawlogies for my delay in getting here. My paws are aching and it's the wee small hours on the morning.

I get real confused because you spell "mum" as "mom". I got even more confused when I found out that not only is there a Mother's Day in March, but one in May.

Indeed, all mothers are unique. All special in their own way. Keep staying special, dear human, Tina :)

Penny

Rachel said...

Awww. That's all I can really say. Awwwww!

amanda lee said...

Awwwwwww, I recognize some of those people! Life is Good!