Saturday, March 31, 2007

Happy Birthday Mama

Today is my mom's birthday. Even though she is not here to celebrate with us anymore I will still mark this day as a celebration of her life. I think because she endured so much during her life, she always looked forward to happy occassions and any reason to have a celebration. So today I will go to the cemetary, bring her flowers and remember the wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt,daughter and friend that she was.

Shawn took this picture of my mom when we went on a family cruise a couple of years ago. This stop was in St. Thomas. I love this picture because of the sheer joy and happiness that's glowing on her face. I am going to take this picture and put it on a tshirt when I do the Ride for Heart, this way she will be with me.

Te quiero mucho mama, feliz cumpleanos.

17 comments:

Kathy and Joel said...

She is so beautiful, Dolores. Her beauty radiates and now shines through you. I wish you peace on this day of remembrance, my friend.

redmaryjanes said...

Happy Birthday Mama! All I can say is that I know. I too go to a grave. She lives in you now and her stories and memories will be passed to your children and she will live in them too.
Big Hug.

Doris & Dan said...

What a beautiful lady! She is radiating happiness in that photo.

May you have a lovely day celebrating your mom.

Keep smilin!

Mark & Michelle said...

What a fabalous picture! Your mom is just glowing there!

I will be thinking about you on this difficult day.

Shandra said...

Great pictures of your Mom. What a grat way to honor her on your ride.

May you find peace today.

kris said...

I know your loss all too well... your mom is simply beautiful, I love that you'll be putting her on a t-shirt. I plan to do the same with my mom when I go to China. One of her, one of my referral (especially since Macey is getting my mom's first name as her middle).

Happy Birthday to your mom. I hope your best memories of her made you smile on her special day.

Stacy said...

Hugs.

Jill and Jaap said...

Happy Birthday to your mom, it is a wonderful picture of her and a great idea to put the picture on your t-shirt!

Kristine and Shawn said...

That picture of your Mom makes me smile just looking at it!! Beautiful lady and a beautiful daughter who continues to celebrate her Mom's life by honouring her in so many ways. She will always be with you and by extension, your daughter. Big hugs today!!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Beautiful picture of your Mom. She looked so happy.
Blessings on you still......

Natolino said...

Dolores,
Sending much love your way!
I know how very much you miss your mother......

She is just beautiful....the picture is perfect. You can see the laughter and light in her so clearly.

GodSpeed

jaj said...

Remembering with you...

Tara said...

Your mom looks so happy. Cruises are the best and sooo easy and fun! I've been on a family cruise too - they are the best. Every family should experience one.

LadyBug Journals said...

Wht a beautiful woman. I'm sure you hav terrific memories of her!
Andrea

Mark & Terri said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! What a lovely picture to wear on your ride. I can see how proud you are of her. She must have been a really special lady.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom. She is so beautiful and I know how much you miss her. Sending you hugs.

Lisa

Wicked Witch said...

I love that picture. I can see your smile in her!