Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mother's Day

Good morning and welcome Through My Back Door. You may have some homemade cookies or some strawberries and pound cake (I found in the freezer) along with your coffee. This is Mothers Day weekend and I want to do a short post to talk about Mothers. I miss my own Mother so much, still. My Mother was a character. Really. She told it like it was. She minced no words and would always say if you said "You shouldn't have said that", "Well the truth will stand on judgement day!" She had lots of funny little sayings and I did a blog once about them. We all still use them and have a good laugh. She was one of the most loved people ever. Beth said to me not too long ago, "I miss her." Everyone has happy memories of her. UNfortunately I have only this one picture of her on my computer, from when Seth was like four and he is now almost 24.
Curtis was showing Seth how much the this apple tree had grown.  The tree is much taller than Seth now.
I need to get some pictures on my computer and maybe I will now. Anyway my Mother liked to sing. Deb takes after her and has a pretty voice. Both Mother and Daddy sang. Daddy could play any strnged instrument he picked up. Any.Both my boys play the guitar. Mother played the piano. I have, to my Dads dismay, no musical ability. I did take piano lessons and HATED them. I wanted to play the guitar and yodel! Now go I am sharing way too much with you
This Mothers Day we have two new Mothers in our family Beth and Lindsay. They make me proud. Amanda is a good Mother, so is Anastasia. I am also proud of  Deb, Renda, and Kristy, for being the Mother's they have been. I am also thankful for the Mothers of Michael and Renda for raising such  wonderful children. Also for Rita, Renee, Teresa, and Dawn for my grand in laws.
One of the best parts of my own life is being a Mother. So this Mothers Day lets all take time to let our Mothers know we care. It doesn't have to be anything elaborate, a simple I love you, will do. If you like me no longer have your Mother, sit quietly and call on your memories. Be grateful you had them.
I am grateful you came Through My Back Door where life is good.
ps: I know not every one who has the Mother titile is or has been a good one. You don't have to honor her, but give her thanks for giving you life. Not aborting you. If there is someone in your life who has been a Mother figure or mentor. Honor her
PSS:Won't be long until a couple of vacations are coming. I am having company the first of the week. Summer is here and I love it!
PSSS: I want to add there were a few people in my life who I respected and who shared their wisdom with me. My Aunt Annie, was always there for me. Trula Wells, and Lavetta Crawford, were Godly women who mentored me. I loved both of  them dearly and I feel bad I haven't done for younger women at my church, what these two did for us years ago.


  1. Happy Mother's Day to you, Betty. I am sure that your Mom is happy seeing the daughter she raised become YOU! As far as not mentoring, you have done and still are doing your share every day... if not directly one on one then just by sharing your knowledge and love with so many! Look around Mom, Grandmother, Mother-in-law and Friend! You are doing GREAT! Enjoy your day and kn
    ow you are both blessed and a blessing! ♥....Lynne

  2. Gorgeous post, Betty! .......... So sweet and kindhearted!

    Happy Mother's Day to a very nice woman!

  3. Happy Mother's Day to you. I hope you have a wonderful day.

  4. Happy Mother's Day Betty. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  5. A very happy Mother's day to you Betty! You are so special!
    Be blessed,

  6. Happy Belated Mother's Day!!! I know you had a wonderful day!!! I did with my boys helping me in the yard.. It's all I asked for. and there where many laughs!
    So many true words... I have thought of my mom lot the last couple of weeks...she's been gone 3 1/2 years now... I have been angry with her as of late... some grieving I never did... it's ok... but it makes one realize what they want to be better at.. hugs! OLM


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