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Saturday, May 9, 2009

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY and....A PINK CATE !!


Happy PINK SATURDAY and MOTHER'S DAY....thank you, BEVERLY, for hosting today...
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CATE is one month old as of the 8th..
she seems none too happy about getting all dressed up !! :O)
i just adore those little skinny legs and the long toes...!

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY
TO EVERY ONE !
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THIS is my mother...
HELEN FREDERICK JACKSON RAMSEY HAWKINS
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On the back of this photo, it reads...
HELEN, age 17
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Mom was the most talented lady that I have ever met.
She was the kind that could do anything she wanted, and do it well...
It NEVER occured to her that she might not could do it.
Painting, drawing, sewing, cooking...she did it all....
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but the best of all was the kind of mother she was...
I learned so much from her..to honor our family name...
to give a job your very best, no matter what the job might be...
to always, ALWAYS remember THE GOLDEN RULE...
She loved my little brother and I with an unconditional love
and we felt it until the day she died.
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Mother had a fabulous personality...really funny and witty and
she had a LOT of friends.
EVERYONE loved my mom !
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She's been gone 21 years last month and I miss her just as much
now as I did the day she went HOME.
I find myself wanting to tell her about MY children...my grandchildren
and now, my great-grandchild.
I have a little journal that, when I start missing her so bad I can't stand it,
I write to her. Is that too weird, ya think??
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I WANT to wish my beautiful daughter, STACY...
and my lovely daughter*in*law, KATHY....
and, granddaughter, JESSICA
a very VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY...

I love you and I am so proud of all of you and so thankful to have you in my life....
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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all my friends....
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59 comments:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH bj..I want another one! Grandbaby I mean...she is just a tiny dolly. I have another one coming..and I am so excited! NO wonder I had seven. Sooo sweet! Oh dear..what else did you post about...I just saw the baby and everything else just went..
~sheepish grin here~
Hugs,
Mona

Allidink said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Bj! Cate is so cute!

All the best,
Allison

Smilingsal said...

Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day and a Happy Pink Saturday!

Beansieleigh said...

What a beautiful post.. a pleasure to read!! Cate looks ADORABLE! Happy Pink Saturday, and Happy Mother's Day to you!

Melanie said...

Happy Pink Saturday.xxxx

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Mothers Day BJ! I can't believe little Cte is a month old already! Crying or not, she's such a pretty little doll in her cute pink dress:>) I hope you have a wonderful Mothers day:>)

Adrienne said...

Hi, BJ -
I love the picture of Cate! She's growing and learning what she likes and doesn't like! Reminds me of my daughter when she was tiny - knew exactly what she wanted and let everyone know if we had it right or not. Happy Mother's Day, my friend.
~Adrienne~

xinex said...

Oh BJ, Cate is just so adorable! Love those toes and fingers too. Your mom looks so sweet. Happy Mother's Day!...Christine

dana said...

What a beautiful little Cate and what a wonderful tribute to your dear mom!! When you mentioned the journal---well, it made me think that blogging kinda lets me do the same. When I started out with my post--I wasn't certain where it would go. Then the emotions and memories just poured forth. You're so right. Being able to talk to our moms through writing is certainly therapeutic.
I hope your Pink Sat. is great and I wish you a wonderful Mother's Day! L, Dana

Robin said...

Wonderful post....
Cate is adorable in her pink.

Have a beautiful (pink) Mother's Day

Denise said...

What an adorable baby!!! The tribute to your Mother was so touching. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Betty said...

Your granddaughter is adorable!
I don't think the journal is strange. As I read you describe your mother, you could have been describing mine. She has been gone 22 years.
Happy Mother's Day BJ!

Betty

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Have a great Mother's Day BJ ~ Susan

Twice as Nice said...

Cate is just sweetness!! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh BJ..... no it is not weird..... it is precious that you love your Mother so. I can't imagine being with out mine..... even though I have been losing her in increments for a long time she is my sweet Mom... you brought tears to my eyes....
HUgs
Linda

Neas Nuttiness said...

That is one seriously cute little baby girl!
May you all celebrate a wonderful, love filled, Mothers Day:-D

glimpse of my world said...

Happy Mother's Day BJ!! Thinking of you today and wishing you only happiness! Smiles!

Happy To Be said...

GM BJ, Happy Mothers day to you my dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

maidenshade said...

What sweet and wonderful things to read, made me teary. That baby, oh my for a nibble of that yummy neck! I'm adding your link to my blogroll - will you add mine too, please? Happy Pink Saturday and Mother's Day to us, one and all!

xJ
MaidenShade.wordpress.com
MaidenShade.com

KayEllen said...

Beautiful BJ!

Happy Pink Mother's Day weekend:)

Love the photos!

Smiles,
kayellen

Mrs. Katie Picciottoli said...

Cate is gorgeous! The photo looks like an Anne Geddes :) A truly Happy Mother's Day to you!

Katie

jen said...

What a precious baby!! You look way to young to have grandbabies and GREAT grandbabies!!

Thanks for sharing your precious memories of your Mom!!

Happy Mothers day to you!!

Jen

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Beautiful post & Cate is so adorable! Have a wonderful Mother's Day and Happy Pink Saturday! ♥ Diane

Debby said...

Oh my gosh, Cate is just beautiful, love her sweet little dress. Happy Pink Saturday and wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.
Debby

imjacobsmom said...

Oh BJ she is just precious! What a sweet and loving tribute to your Mom, as well. ~ Happy Mother's Day! and Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Beverly said...

BJ, your mother was beautiful. And, she had an exceptionally wonderful daughter.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day.

Cate will certainly get lots of giggles with that picture.

CC said...

Cate is just beautiful..her tiny outfit is so sweet. What an absolutely wonderful Mothers Day will be had with all the ladies in her life.
Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mothers Day...

Marcela said...

Hi dear BJ

Happy mother's day!!!
We celebrate it in october in Argentina. but I can celebrate tomorrow too :)

Kisses to you and have a nice day
Marcela

g said...

What a lovely tribute to your mother. She was quite beautiful! And your granddaughter is just the sweetest!

Have a lovely Pink Saturday and Mother's Day yourself!

Joyce said...

I love your post and Happy Mother's day to you.
Joyce

♥Mimi♥ said...

Such a l♥vely post for Pink Saturday. This is the one day of the week when I get to visit some of the best blogs in cyberspace and indulge my passion for pink.

Happy Mother's Day. I wish you all the peace and joy that a day in celebration of motherhood can bring. You don't have to grow a baby in your womb to be a mother...all you have to do is to l♥ve a human being with compassion and tenderness.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I think a journal is a lovely idea. Keep it up. Your children will love it. Happy Pink Saturday!

Susie said...

Your little Cate is adorable :)
I totally understand the journal to write to your Mom. The missing just never stops, does it? I comfort myself knowing that Mom is sharing in all the special moments from Above. She smiling for sure!
Happy Mother's Day..
xo

Tootsie said...

I loved all the photos...but there is that one in particular that made me smile!!! she is wonderful girl...
Happy mom's day!

Sares said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you and Happy Mother's Day to all the ladies in your family!

Meme said...

I feel so blessed that God let me be a Grandma "MeMe", and I can see you do too! You have a beautiful little girl there, take care of her and be sure and visit my blog this week on Pink Saturday, you will see what I mean!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Happy Mother's Day bj! What a sweet pink Saturday post! Cate is just as cute as a button! Don't you just love being a Grandmother!

Hugs,
Maryjane

pinkkandy said...

This made me think of my Mom she has been gone for 4 years and I wish I could talk to her all the time and it hurts so bad I can hardly stand it..
God Bless
Kandy

Picket said...

Beautiful post dear friend....I loved reading it and that little dumpling is adorable!!!! Happy Mother's Day to you sweet BJ!!!!

bj said...

PINK KANDY...I hope you come back by and see this...I have squalled my eyes all day long because I miss my mother.
She's been gone over 20 years and I am 71 years old but you never get too old to miss your mom.
I know tomorrow is going to be hard for you...I wish I could say something to make you feel better but if you hadn't loved her so much, you wouldn't miss her this much and that's what we do...LOVE OUR MOMS.!
I hope your day turns out to be a good one...

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ
She is an adorable baby! Hope you have the best ever Mother's Day!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Cate is just precious! I think the journal is an excellent idea and may try it myself. We never stop missing our mothers, and yours sounds like she was a very special person. Happy Mother's Day! laurie

Claudia said...

What a sweet baby! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day!

Es said...

Beautiful toes! I love them!

Happy PS and Happy Mothers Day!! X Es X

Cass @ That Old House said...

Dear BJ, I think it is lovely that you write to your Mom, and I believe that she knows it. My Mom is still with me -- she is 88, but she's deep into Alzheimer's and we've been missing "her" now for some years. It is heartbreaking to have someone slip away from you so slowly.

Thank you for your sympathy about our loss of our dog Connie -- it was a shock, but a blessing for her that it was so sudden.

And on a much happier note -- oh MY I want my first grandchild --that Cate s just about the most beautiful little baby I've seen! I love her annoyance at being dressed up. I'll bet that dress isn't as comfy on a Onesie!

Happy Mother's Day... enjoy your children and grandchildren!
Cass

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Cate is so adorable in her outfit!

Happy Mother's day BJ and to all the mother's in your family.

I'm not a Mom...yet lol but I what a coincidence cause I just wrote about my feeling towards my cousins babies and I get so curious and overwhelmed holding those tiny hands and feet. So delicate.

You mom's story is beautiful. And no, I don't think it's weird at all keeping a diary and writing there when you miss her. I think it's sweet and that if it comforts you then all the more to do it :-)

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Dear B.J. Wanted to stop in and say hello and wish you a Happy Mothers Day!
I have been so very BUSY...and had computer problems...so my time blogging has been so limited!
You know how I always sigh...and say I want to be a Grandma....well guess what...I am going to be...yep...a Grammy! She is due on my Dads Birthday!

Julie said...

What a beautiful baby!!!

Happy Mother's Day, BJ!!!

Marcela said...

Happy mother's day dear BJ

May you have a blessed and happy mother's day :)

Kisses to you
Marcela

Virginia said...

Happy Mothers Day ,Bj may your day be filled with love and joy.
Blessings,
Virginia.

Susie Jefferson said...

Happy Pink Saturday & Happy Mother's Day to you! Cate is a little darling.

Andi said...

Happy Mother's Day BJ!

The Raggedy Girl said...

What a sweet tribute to your Mom! That is one sweet little pink girl.
Just stopping by to wish you a
Happy Mother's Day

The Raggedy Girl

someplace in thyme said...

Very sweet even when loud, Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mothers Day too, Char

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Morning BJ,

I hope that your Mother's Day is filled with joys and sweet somethings :)

xoxo,
Dena

Anonymous said...

Oh Mom, I look just like Grandmother in that picture of her at 17. (not that I look 17). The funny thing is that, to me, you are just like her. You can do everything and do it so well, and David and I feel your unconditional love every day! You really have been a terrific mom to us ALL these years. You can rest assured that you did the mother job better than you could have hoped for! I love you so much!! Stacy Leigh

Southern Lady said...

Cate is precious, BJ ... and I loved your post about your mom. Your journal to her will be a priceless treasure to your children someday.

I hope you have a very blessed week, sweet friend.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I know I am late but I was spending time with my Mom this past weekend. Happy happy Mother's Day BJ and a belated Pink Saturday. That little girl is too too cute. Love that polka dot dress! Happy Monday. !~ Lynn

workhard said...

LOvely picture...



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