Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Whew, it's been a crazy week!! As you may remember I'm a full-time Realtor. For that side of my life, please visit my Real Estate blog. Unless you've been living in a cave somewhere you know how difficult the real estate market has been for the last 18 months. That would be assuming your cave hasn't been foreclosed on! Well I am happy to report that things are definitely changing and we, here in the Northeast, are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel (I just pray it's not a train). Anyway, I have been very busy with business this week and that has taken most of my attention and I've missed having the time to sit here and chat.

But today is a special day and I didn't want to let it pass without paying tribute to a couple people. Here in this photo is my Mom. This was taken about 3 years ago on the ocassion of my surprise 50th birthday party. It's one of the nicest pictures taken of my mom and me ever!

Just the briefest of details.....I am an only child and my father died very suddenly almost 8 years ago at the young age of 68. So since then it's pretty much just Mom and me. She lives on her own but close by. A very independent lady in her own right, she does a pretty good job of taking care of herself and is very low maintenance but we are most definitely "a team," and I try to be there when she needs me. So Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

The other person I want to wish a Happy Mother's Day to is my stepdaughter, Pam. An amazing woman with many talents, Pam is the author of the blog Pam's Perspectives. Please visit her today and read the beautiful tribute she made to all the Moms in her life. I was thrilled and proud to be included in her comments. Pam and I have a very special friendship which adds so much to my life. But what I want to say today is what a wonderful mother I think she is and how lucky Katie & Madeleine are to have her.

Happy Mother's Day to Mom, Pam and all the special women out there!


Pam said...

What a lovely tribute to your Mom. You're right you two really are a good team and your Mom has had to become "independent" all too soon. And thank you so much for the kind words. It means a lot because as you know I sometimes question myself as a Mom. Ok, maybe I question myself some than just "sometimes". LOL!

Michele said...

Happy Mother's day.

My dad died suddenly also at the age of 61. My mom was totally bereft. My husband and I picked up all the things that he used to do for her but we couldn't offer the same companionship. We tried. Seven years later she met a man and fell in love again. We were so happy for her.

Sandy said...

Michele, hope you had a Happy Mother's Day yesterday! That's a lovely story about your mother. It's wonderful when people are open to love even at an older age.

Maddy said...

Nice tribute Sandy. Your mom looks great in that picture. My mom's been gone for 20 years this month, already. I just don't know where the time goes!!

Glad to hear the real estate market is getting better for you!

Sandy said...

Thanks, Maddy. I can't believe your mom's been gone 20 years. My mother's doing okay thankfully. I'm blessed that she isn't a demanding mother. She appreciates whatever we do and never lays any guilt on me. That alone is a blessing!


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