Saturday, May 8, 2010

Queen Rena

June 1, 1923
April 29, 2010

Today I'd like to pay tribute to a very special woman, my Mother. Tomorrow is Mother's Day and for the first time in my life I won't be with her. She'll be celebrating her new life with Jesus. 

My mom was a beautiful woman, inside and out. She never met a stranger and loved talking to everyone and finding out their life story. She raised ten children and lost two a couple of years ago. She survived a double mastectomy. She lost my dad when she was 55 and had to get a job for insurance reasons with my two younger sisters still at home. We are strong because of her. Her biggest pride was her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Last Wednesday we celebrated our last breakfast with her at St. Mary's Catholic Church and hopefully showed her what she meant to all of us and how much we loved her and will always carry her in our hearts. The picture below was taken for our Mardi Gras parade this year. My youngest son placed Georgia's crown on her head and she wore it all day. She was our "Queen" and will be missed.

I haven't been able to participate in Pink Saturday since Mom got sick and missed all y'all pinks. Thank you Beverly for giving me the chance to share this for Pink Saturday. I won't be in town today but will visit the other pink blogs Monday when I get back to town. Have a wonderful Pink Week!


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I am so sorry for your loss but your precious Mother will live on in your heart and in all those that were touched by her life!

Beverly said...

I continue to hold you close in my heart and prayers. I know Mother's Day will be hard, but you have much to celebrate in the legacy left by your wonderful mother. She must have been very proud of each of you.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend.


Have a lovely weekend, when you get back you'll have lots of goodies to look at.

caren said...

Bless your heart! It is one of the hardest things in life - to lose your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom was a beautiful lady.

Susie Jefferson said...

What an amazing woman - your mother definitely deserves the crown. I hope she's feeling better.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day (I'm late myself - Himself whisked off for a day out yesterday, which ended up with dinner, so I'm doing my visiting today).

Anonymous said...

She sounds like one amazing woman! She must also be adored not only by her children but grandchildren and even great grandchildren!

Thank for sharing this part of you Sue


Regina said...

Beautiful post for your sweet mom.
Happy Pink Saturday sue.

Susie Jefferson said...

I could have sworn I left a comment here (must be having a Senior Moment, lol). She sounds a wonderful woman, and I know you're missing her like mad.

Happy Pink Saturday (as happy as it can be, under the circumstances) and thanks for visiting.

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