16 May 2009

Remembering Mom



To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


She did all of this and much, much more. Thank you, Mom.

5-16-08

11 comments:

Linda said...

What a lovely tribute to your mom. Sending out hugs to you today.

KarenSue said...

a beautiful rememberance,

Kristina said...

{{Big Hugs}} to you Janet! I'll be thinking of you today. I know how tough it is to reach an anniversary or a first after the death of a loved one.

Benita said...

{{{hugs}}} Beautifully written tribute!

Connie said...

Thinking of you today and remembering, too.

Sharon said...

Beautiful, Janet. Lots of hugs to you today. It will get easier as time passes.

Janet said...

Thanks, everyone.

Fonda said...

Thinking of you and yours today Janet. So glad the skies have cleared and it was a sunny day for you today.

Sarah C. said...

What a beautiful photo of your parents & daughter. ((HUGS))

Maureen said...

Beautiful Janet...

Cheri said...

A beautiful quote...thinking of you Janet and family.
*hugs*