Saturday, January 10, 2009

ANNIE CHRISTENA HENDERSON SUTHERLAND

January 10, 1920 - September 22, 2006

If my mom was still with us, today would have been her 89th Birthday.....

Not a day goes by that we don't think of you. It's hard to believe that it has been 2 1/2 years since I kissed you good bye. We will honour your memory today with a cake...as we always did when you were with us.
My mom was a wonderful mom and grandmother. My oldest daughter is alot like her...more like her than me. I smile when I see the similarities between them. It definately skipped my generation..LOL

My mom met my dad at a party when she was in her late 20's. She had dated someone for many years before that...not sure what happened there....but my mom and dad got married when she was 35 and he 40. I was born when mom was 38.

My mom was the youngest of 8 children. She was spoiled...she admitted that..LOL

She never spoke a harsh word about any of her brothers, sisters or parents...she loved and admired them all.

One of my mom's greatest roles was that of a grandmother...something she did not take lightly.
My 3 children cherish the times they spent with her and will never forget her. They were fortunate to spend many, many nights sleeping at nannie and grampie's house.


MOM...we love you, we miss you, but we know you are at peace and once again united with the love of your life...dad. "Love you both, always and forever." You're always with me in my heart.


I will get a phone call at some point today...long distance...from my mom's childhood friend, who is 87. She always called mom on her birthday, and since mom passed away, she has been calling me periodically..but always on mom's Birthday....love her dearly as well.
EDITED TO ADD: Received the above phone call at 9:15am this morning. Sometimes it's the little things like this that really make you appreciate what you have.

Sorry for the bad photos..I have tons and tons but don't have a scanner anymore!!

Mom and dad on their wedding day.




My mom...a photo taken for her work around 1955.
And, mom and dad on MY wedding day...1987.

Last photo of my mom and dad together...her Birthday, January 10, 2005.

Marion

8 comments:

Katy said...

I am so sorry you lost your mom, Marion. What beautiful pictures. She was well loved and will be remembered...it is obvious through you...who loved her very much! I can't imagine how hard it is for you! Sending big hugs to you, my friend!!! xoxo

Mel said...

First, thanks for stopping by me blog, Welcome!

Splendid pictures, thanks for sharing your wonderful memories with us. You have touched my heart, I "love" my elders, to spend a day with an elderly person, who sometimes is left alone after her loved one passes is so gratifying, it's like food for the heart & soul...

Hugs,
Mel

AmyG said...

HUGS!! Happy Birthday to your Mom. This is a beautiful post.

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom :) I'm sorry that she can't be here with. Use the day to honor the woman she was. Don't be sad.

That is so sweet of your Mom's friend to call you, as she did every year for your Mom's birthday.

Hugs!

Leslie

las4nancy said...

Big, big hugs Marion. I will be saying prayers for you and yours today as you celebrate your Mom's birthday.

We haven't hit the year mark or my Mom's birthday yet. But it's coming up and I know I'll be a mess.

Hugs my friend and lots of hugs!

XOXO

Tigger :) said...

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Simply Heart And Home said...

Marion,

What a lovely tribute to your dear mother. She sounds like such a loving soul. I pray that your days are filled with wonderful memories of her.

Gina

Kathy said...

Reading your post brought tears. Especially since my Mom has only been gone 5 weeks. I totally understand your ache. Love the photos. And a happy belated birthday to your Mom.