Monday, May 10, 2010

My Mommy And Me

Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn

It was a wonderful Mother's Day. One of the nicest I can remember. It was a perfect combination of feeling loved and appreciated and loving and appreciating the important mothers in my life. I have been so lucky/blessed/fortunate to have the mother I was given at birth AND the mother I was given in marriage. Such incredible women who show me daily what it means to be a mother and what it means to love.

For Mommy and Me Monday I am posting pictures of my mom and me along with one of my favorite poems. I am so thankful for my mom and hope that I can be as kind and loving and supportive and fun and inspirational to my children as she has always been to me.

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

e e cummings


Krystyn said...

Kat-You and your mom...adorable! I wish I would have thought to do this!

You are a fabulous mother and I know that you mom is radiating from you in your mothering.

tweetey30 said...

i dont have any photo's of me and my mom when i was small like that and neither does she. she want a picture taker when i was small. i loved every pix i had taken of me and my girls.. they will have plenty some day to choose from..

Jeni said...

Such beautiful words. And so good to hear you say you're feeling more upbeat and chipper too -like your old self. (Not that you're old and gray and all that neat stuff, ya know!) But anyway, just really happy for you and very much enjoyed reading this post today.

Burgh Baby said...

The photos are absolutely amazing. I love that you have them!

Elaine A. said...

Your Mom had some rockin' hair, huh? LOVE these photos and I'm so glad you posted them.

And the poem... just melt me right here. Gah.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you!

Emily said...'s kind of hard to tell in the pics but it looks like you and you mom look quite a lot alike! Beautiful post.

Allison said...

What a great post! I love seeing old photographs. So special.

Tonya said...

so very sweet. love the picture of you and your mom!

Stephanie said...

This gave me tears! Happy Mother's Day!

Dawn said...

Happy belated Mother's day to you Kat! I loved the pictures and the poem.

painted maypole said...

your mother also obviously passed on her good looks. ;)

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Sweet pictures!

Happy Mother's DAy!

Hattie said...

Love the pics! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!

Alysha (Supermom) said...

wow what beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing :)

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Beautiful post. I'm glad you had a great Mother's Day!

Cara said...

Beautiful poem. Great pictures of you and your Mom!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You never mentioned that your mom was a supermodel, Kat. I mean, clearly you came from a fantastic gene pool, but geez!

Kat said...

Green Girl- She is a HOTTIE, isn't she? And I am the last of SIX kids too yet. Doesn't she look fabulous after SIX kids? Sheesh!

Karen Deborah said...

your mom is so pretty you look a lot like her! love this it was precious.

CC said...

So wonderful! I love the pics

scrappysue said...

what a beautiful post. happy mothers' day to you, and thanks for stopping by

Rima said...


So wonderful! Those pictures are classic, too :)

Dianna said...

So sweet!
LOVE LOVE LOVE those photos *!*

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson