Sunday, May 13, 2012

~ Happy Mother's Day ...

"The death of a mother
is the first sorrow wept without her."  ~ Unknown

I lost my mother in 1984, six years after losing my father.
I miss her.
She loved me unconditionally.
She didn't have it easy ... but she didn't complain.
She lost her father when she was 5 years old.
She lost her mother when she was 12.
Her uncle and his wife took her to live with them.
Her 3 brothers were separated from her ... each living with different relatives.
I can't imagine the pain that must have caused her.
My heart aches now when I think about the rebellious things I did that hurt her.
But she never let on that I disappointed her or hurt her.
She just loved me.
Happy Mother's Day!

My mom, Rita Leblanc Auger, at the age of 16.

My mom and yours truly .... circa 1971.
Look at the way she's looking at me.
Can you feel the love??????

My mom, circa 1980 .... visiting her brother (and flying to Florida....ALONE....which
was a really big deal for her) and
cuttin' loose with Minnie!

I would gladly give up a day of my life
just to see her one more time.


  1. I feel the same way about my mom.
    Such a touching post.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to your dear mother. Oh yes, I can see the love by the way she is proudly looking at you. What a sweet picture of her with Minnie Mouse. Your memories will live forever.
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you are enjoying this Mother's Day.

  3. I love this beautiful post! What a tribute to a special lady. I can not even imagine the heartache she had to have felt as a little girl. I lost my father when I was 9 months old. I was too little to feel the loss. My mother remarried when I was 7 and he was a wonderful father to me. You can tell in the picture that you were the apple of your mothers eye.

  4. D... This is so beautiful. To lose so much at such a young age is unimaginable. We can never know what our moms went through until we became mothers ourselves. That what we do- live our children unconditional. What a gift! Mwah sis! Xo

  5. It is so difficult to lose your matter how young or how old they are. What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. Happy Mother's Day!!

  6. Your mom beams in those photos! I lost my dad when I was 9. How do we manage without them? Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet words!

  7. I am reading this very late....I haven't been blog hopping in a while. This really made me think how fortunate I am to still have my Mom. As she's gotten older her care requires more of my time and sometimes it gets to me. But after reading your post, I realize what a gift it is to still have her. I can definitely see the love in your mother's eyes as she looks at you (and she's still looking at you - at least I believe she is!) ♥


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