Todays Photo Hunt was very difficult. Each of our lives are so full of memories, and with each moment of each day, we are creating new memories. My daily goal is to remember and hold close all the good memories, let go of the rest.
I am now caregiver for my Mom, who has lived with us for six years.
She sometimes worries that she is a burden to me, but I remind her teasingly,
"Mom, you were my caregiver for about 18-years,
the scales aren't balanced yet."
In the end though, it seemed appropriate on this day to
remember my Mother,
and my Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers who filled my life
with love and wonderful memories.
Tomorrow ~ we'll remember many Mothers.


  1. What a beautiful post about your Mom. Treasure your time with her.

  2. Ah yes...

    A leaky and happy post...

    Let's hear it fur our moms!


  3. What a great photo! And fantastic memory.

  4. What very nice memories, our Mommy is caregiver to her Mom also. She has live with Mom for 14 years. Pop Pop(Mom's Dad) was a fireman which might have shortened his life but he loved helping others and animals too!=^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

  5. Dear Ann,

    Milo and Alfie said they didn't mind me hogging the comments today.

    The photo memories are just beautiful - and reached my heart.
    No one can deny that looking after the very elderly can be a struggle at times (we are only human) but it is also a great privilege. As you so rightly said, they looked out for us when we needed it, then we look out for them in turn. It is the right way of things.

    As you know, My lovely old grandad died in December last year (100 years and 4 months old) and it was a joy to spend time with him right up until he died - even sometimes if I felt wearied, he would bring a smile to my face. I miss him so much.

    "There is no old age, there is as there always was, just you" - I always used this phrase to my beloved grandad.

    So,on Mother's Day, would you gently squeeze your Mom's hand from me? Show her a stranger is glad she is doing well and is so loved. And while you're at it, receive a ((((hug)))) from me yourself - for being such a great Mom, and daughter, and grand-daughter. It makes me proud to be female.

    Oh, and Milo and Alfie send you purrs too.

    Jan (Milo and Alfie's Mom)

  6. oh that's such a beautiful catch on today's theme. our mommy was also thinking about "memory| for our blog post today... but her memories hurt her so she decided to just leave it. wish you a wonderful weekend!

    chica & pumuckl

  7. That is a lovely tribute to the beautiful women in your life :)
    Many purrs to your Mom and to you :)
    Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

  8. What a lovely post, thanks for sharing with us!

    Mindy, Moe, Bono

  9. A very fitting and loving tribute!

  10. You're a very sweet daughter! xxoo Patty

  11. This is a wonderful tribute to your Mom and Grandmothers.

  12. What a wonderful tribute to your mom!

  13. How beautiful - A lovely, lovely tribute.

  14. That is really nice.

  15. What a beautiful post today and an honor to you and your mom.

  16. A wonderful tribute, and it made my mum's eyes leak. The death of mums mum is so very new and so very sore. But so many happy memories too.

    Hugs GJ x

  17. That is a lovely tribute and a beautiful choice for memory.

  18. This is a perfect time to pay tribute to your lovely mother and remember the other wonderful women who came before!

  19. What a beautiful tribute to the women who contributed to making you who you are today!

    Mine’s In Memory of a great time to be repeated... Have a great weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!

  20. what a beautiful photohunt! we loved seeing the old pictures!

  21. Butiful tribute to your Mom and ancestors!

  22. Beautiful post and a wonderful tribute.

  23. Anonymous5/09/2009

    That is a beautiful tribute. What a wonderful way to reflect on the women who cleared the way before you.

  24. Just wonderful and I love the way you did the photo page...
    These are such wonderful pictures and sentiments.
    Mine's up,too

  25. That is a beautiful tribute to the wonderful women of your family. We hope you have a wonderful day with Mom.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  26. I agree - today's Photo Hunt was difficult, both to remember our loved ones and to read the posts of others. Your photos are lovely, and so are the memories.
    The Purries of Purrchance To Dream
    and Mo

  27. This is a perfect remembrance since tomorrow is Mother's Day... how perfect!
    Mine is up here.

  28. That is a beautiful tribute to all the mothers in your family!

  29. It is clear that your mother is a very beautiful person. Thank you for sharing your women forebears. You must be very proud.


  30. Anonymous5/10/2009

    What a lovely grouping and sentiments about mothers. Great take on the theme.

    Mine's up here:

    JyLnC's In Memory

  31. A fitting tribute on Mother's Day!

  32. Such a very nice post. You are very fortunate to have so many photos of women from your family. Not everyone has those. Most of all you are fortunate to have the relationship with your mother.

    Happy Mother's Day

  33. This is wonderful!