Tuesday, 8 May 2012

corner view 'mother'

Welcome to this week's CV theme of 'Mother' from Joyce.

Mother's Day is this Sunday here in the US.   I'm sure the kiddos will come home from school with something very 'creative' that I will love and that will eventually get stored in my keepsakes box of all the childhood gifts and pictures they make.

Sadly my mum died in March last year.  At her funeral we played one of her very favourite songs 'We are the Champions by Queen'.  A fantastic song that just begs to be sung out loud, which I do whenever it comes on the radio in the car - the volume goes up full blast and it feels good to sing but sad and real at the same time, and never fails to bring a tear or two.  I think about her always and miss talking to her and telling her about the kiddos so much.

My mum was a true Champion through and through and fought the dreadful C until the very end.

I love this photograph of my mum taken on her 21st birthday party in 1963 with my dad.  She was a real beauty.  All her life she loved to sing and dance and during her late teens and 20s she wore the most beautiful dresses that she had especially made for her.

(FYI - That's my aunt Pat in the background - we share the same birthday, along with my grandfather (her dad).

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  1. You wrote about your Mum beautifully.

    Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  2. A beautiful mum indeed, in more ways than one.

  3. How fantastic that your mother loved We Are the Champions. She was definitely more hip than my mom was! And so pretty. I miss my mother always, too. Mothers Day is still a bit bittersweet, but I will

    1. love what little creation E makes for me, too.

  4. what a beautiful post about being a mom and about your mom....

  5. A lovely, smiling mum, you can imagine her vital energy sparkling arount.

  6. Oh, Victoria, I'm so sorry for your loss. But what a great way to share your lovely mom with us!


  7. This is a beautiful post. Beautiful words for your beautiful mother ! A true champion indeed !

  8. So sorry for your loss. Judging by her taste in music and beautiful smile, she must have been a lot of fun.

  9. She is such a beauty.
    Blessings to you on mother's day!

  10. I remember you writing about it. I love that your mom is drinking beer in that photo, and your dad white wine!

  11. A touching post matched with a great photo of the old days. Your mom must be one remarkable lady.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  12. for some reason, you know, that beautiful, beautiful picture of your mum brings tears to my eyes.

  13. Beautiful post and very beautiful mum indeed. Have a happy mother's day! Dxx

  14. Victoria...your mother was a beauty. I can see the resemblence. :)
    I am delighted to say that you won my giveaway. What better way to say Mother's Day!
    If you can send me your details (not sure if I have you on my postcard list?) that would be great. jeannecollageoflife@gmail.com

    Best wishes Victoria for a wonderful Mother's Day!

    Jeanne xx

  15. Your mother was so beautiful . . . and like Woolf that photo of her - looking so young and happy - brought tears to my eyes too.

    Happy Mother's Day to you

    Karyn xx


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