Monday, May 17, 2010

It's Still a Bit Bittersweet Day

It really was a nice Mother's day. I got the most beautiful roses from my darling husband. DSC08796
He knows orange roses are my favorites!

Julianne got me the 3 disc DVD of New Moon.  It was a win/win for her.  She's been wanting this ever since it came out and I have to admit, I did too.  She and I went to see it in the theater on opening day.  We are both HUGE fans. 
She also picked out my gift from Nate.  It was Train's new CD.  Again a win/win for her cause she loves the song "Soul Sister."  I think we listened to it about a thousand times on the way to Orlando. 

My favorite song on the CD is "Save me San Francisco." 

After presents and breakfast we went down to So. Fla to visit with Richard's mom.  We went to see the Disney documentary "Oceans."  It was really really amazing.  The only problem was the music.  It was so soothing and surreal that I started to doze off a few times.   If we ever get a big flat screen TV  (yes, we are a bit behind the times when it comes to our TV viewing) it'll definitely be a DVD to own.  Now I want to see "Earth" from last year.  Next years film will be "Big Cats" which also looks stunning.

It's still a bittersweet day for me because I always miss my mom.  I so wish that the older/more mature (no laughing) me could talk to her now.  I have so much I want to tell her and ask her and share with her. DSC08727  It's especially poignant this year because I'm a grandmother now and I so understand how much she loved my Jennifer.    It's just the best.

It also brings me memories of Angie. DSC00892 We always called her on Mother's day so the kids could wish her a happy mother's day.  Although we had emailed quite a bit up until her death in June, the last time I actually spoke with her was on Mother's day that year.  I'm am happy that the last thing we said to each other was "I love you."


Sandra :) said...

Awwwwwwwww your lovely memories of Angie will keep her alive in your hearts ... you know she's watching and appreciates the love!

Adventures in Alice Land said...

It's not the life we remember, but the memories that live in our hearts!

Significant events such as Mother's Day can bring on some very emotional feelings when one has lost a mother, sister, or daughter. I'm sure that all were watching from above and sending smiles into your heart!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving kind words about the loss of a dear friend. It meant the world to me!

jillytacy said...

A very sweet post! You're relationship with Angie was so special. I think that was to Nate's benefit, that you had that with Angie and she could be in his life. Barb, you are a special lady!