Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tribute to Mom

My Mom's 80th birthday would be today. She passed away exactly 11 months ago and I miss her every day. Nearly everything I do has been influenced by her - cooking, sewing, housework, sense of humor, teaching music to children in my choir. As much as she would drive me crazy sometimes (and I am certain she would say the same about me), her influence was significant. I realize that she lives on in my every day activities, thoughts, and work.

As sick as she became, one of the first questions she would ask me was "what are you making?" We shared our passion for sewing. I will be thinking about her tonight when I cut out my new scarf-shirt.

Thanks Mom for everything you gave me. Believe it or not, I really was listening.


  1. Wonderful tribute to your Mom! I know exactly how you feel!

  2. Carolyn, your tribute brought tears to my eyes. Your Mom sounds wonderful. She must have been so proud of you!

  3. My mother died March 13th after struggling with Alzheimer's. It robbed her of the ability to communicate for several years but she would always sparkle and smile when she saw a garment she liked. We do miss them and remember the good times.