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M Is For Mom

I am a mom, I have a mom and maybe you are a mom too.
One thing I have learned about being a mom is it's a thankless job.
I don't have the closest relationship to my mom, mainly due to distance, but I love her and know she did the best she could with me, so here is my homage to my mamma!
Mom, my older sister and me (1980)
When I was a kid, I thought my mom was the bees knees. She was the prettiest, gave the best hugs and always spoiled me rotten. For the most part she was a single parent and did it with only my sisters' help. 

My mom is so funny. She is always the life of the party and everyone is friends with her. 
Her good friend, Jon, is a famous Canadian sculpture artist, and even created a bust of my mom.
How many people can say they are forever around in art?! My mom, that's who!

She is also now a grandmother. She has four grandchildren through blood and three grandchildren through marriage. She also is a great-grandmother through marriage to two lovely kids. 

I live in Hamilton. It's where I was born, and where my mom was raised. She was born in North Bay, Ontario though. Now she lives in Brockville, Ontario. It's about a five hour drive from us, including my sister. We don't get to see her very much so when we do it's a time to break out the camera.
This is my mom and I on Easter a few years ago. Since then my mom has lost a ton of weight. No, seriously, she has lost a whole person, and looks much different than here. I always loved her no matter what, but seeing her healthier and happier is a better feeling.
Here she is with my son. This was on her way to weight loss success. She is even smaller now. But this is the latest updated photo I have. This was taken in the fall, so not too far back. Still far enough to me.

With losing my dad, and my brother, I crave my mom and her attention more than I did as a child. It's good she lives farther away or I'd probably drive her nuts. She is all I have now,  and though we have some differences, I love her to bits. 

So now you have met my whole family, except the hubster. He will be the V post though, so wait for it!

Alphabe Thursday




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  1. Great photos - and great memories for you!

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  2. Lovely tribute to your mom! :)

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  3. What a wonderful tribute to your Mom and so loving and you are both blessed ~ Great post and photos ~ thanks, carol, xo

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  4. Your mom sounds wonderful! Love the photos, Freda.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. What a lovely post about your Mom! I hope she gets to see this!

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    1. She did and she loved it, and next week you will see the corrections I get to make! ;-)

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  6. M is for Mystery for me (I love to read them - cozies and historicals). Nice to meet your family. I love to look at pictures.

    When I went to Canada I went to Toronto (twice) and on one trip I also went to Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the Lake. Toronto's about five or six hours away from where I live in Toledo, Ohio. I took the Greyhound Bus.

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    1. I live between Toronto and Niagara Falls in Hamilton. You would have drove through my city to get from one place to the other. :-)

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  7. a very sweet tribute to your mom. great M post.

    hope you have a great day.

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  8. wonderful family photos!
    a lovely tribute to your mom!

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  9. Wonderful post of your mom. How wonderful that she has done so well with her weight loss. Great photos of her and wonderful work of art.

    We moved and are now closer to my dad (although that is still about 15 hours from where we live now to where he lives...and he does NOT do the computer, so I try to call either every day or every other day). My mom has passed away, and I miss her so very much and often wish I could talk and spend the day with her.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I'm catching up on M posts :o)

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  10. It sounds like you have a wonderful Mom...

    Thanks for sharing your marvelous family with us for the letter "M"!

    Magnificent job!

    A+

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