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Friday, April 15, 2011

M is for Mom

This post is a little different.

Synchronicity or coincidence? You decide.

It is tax day.
It is my mother's youngest brother's birthday.
One year ago today, my mother died peacefully in her sleep a month shy of her 93rd birthday.
And, today's letter is M.

M could only stand for Mom, the woman who taught me to read and who always encouraged me to write. Many years ago she gave me the book, The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. In it she inscribed in her large flowing hand, "To Bish, follow the way. Love, Mom."

So here's to Mom. A life in pictures.

Who has encouraged you in your writing?


  1. Bish, your mum was stunning. What a lovely slideshow of her.

  2. What a beautiful tribute Bish. Beautiful.

  3. I loved the slide show of your mum in pictures. Beautiful.

  4. What a thoughtful tribute. My English teacher at secondary school was a good source of encouragement in my writing.

    Duncan In Kuantan

  5. Mom's are the best, you're so right. I'm sorry for your loss, but it's good that you remember it with a good attitude in mind.
    Nahno ∗ McLein

  6. Bish, what a great slide show of your Mom's life and what a wonderful way to celebrate her! Mom's are marvellous!
    Judy, South Africa

  7. Great slideshow. Our moms will live forever in our memories. Thank goodness for pictures.
    Who encouraged any writing I did? Me!

  8. What a beautiful slideshow, I really enjoyed watching it unfold :)
    Wagging Tales - Blog for Writers

  9. Thanks Niki. Mom was a beautiful inside as she was outside.

    Rebecca, it was easy 'cause she was such a wonderful mom. Thanks for stopping by.

    myboyjohn, yes thank goodness for pictures! It's good that you are able to encourage yourself.

  10. This is so sweet. I live your slide show, and what a wonderful tribute to your mother.

  11. Wonderful photos. Syncronicity, yes...and a wonderful reason to celebrate the letter M.

  12. What a loving tribute to your Mother. I watched it twice. She was one hot chick. Gorgeous. My Father was in the Navy too. And my my Mom died at 94 a few years ago. I loved the pictures of you with her in her later years. That is a precious slide show.Thank you for sharing it today.

  13. What great pictures. I loved each and every one of them. I can see the family resemblence quite clearly in the cruise picture. And your dad, what a hunk! (And I say that in a very loving way.)

    Great great gift for us. Thanks so much for sharing.

    It's my nephew's birthday today, as well.

  14. Love the pictures. Your mom was beautiful.

    And there are no coincidences. Today's letter is M and M is for mom.

  15. what a beautiful slideshow! Thanks for taking the time to share your memories with us.

  16. I think that slide show is a moving tribute to your mom. She was a lovely woman. She and your dad were a beautiful couple. The pics of you with your mom are so much fun to see.

    The hubby encourages me. He's always after me to give him my daily word count. (He doesn't know I count my lists.) *wink*

  17. I love The Artist's Way. I'm glad you had such a lovely woman to support your dreams.

  18. How I love synchronicities. What a lovely tribute to your mum.

  19. What a beautiful tribute to your Mom!...I love the kaleidescope, too...I remember them from being young, they were lots of fun and never the same pattern.
    Looking forward to seeing more.

    I found you with the ‘surprise me’ button. I’m a new follower of yours. I'd love to have you check out my take on the A to Z Challenge, comment and follow, if you'd like.
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

  20. What a beautiful tribute to your mother!

  21. That's a wonderful slideshow. I enjoyed looking at it. :)


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