Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers Day

Auntie and I went to church together this morning.  I had sponsored today's church bulletin in Mom's memory.  This white carnation came home with me.  It's a tradition in our church (maybe others but I'm not sure). On Mothers Day all the women in church get a carnation.  Red if your Mother is still with you and white if your Mom is in heaven.  I just love that tradition.  

After church I made lunch for auntie and I - lobster rolls, another tradition.  I can home later and had tea in Moms favorite mug.  She would always only use this mug.  I only use it on special occasions. I guess I'm scared to break it

I was a little disappointed as I headed to the cemetary to visit moms grave.  The gates were locked!  Mothers Day is always the first day they open the gates.  But a bit later a friend told me a gate near the far end was open.  Some of the lane ways are closed because the ground is so soft and they are trying to repair the paths. So I went in later, drove partway and then walked in the rest.  It might sound silly to some but I really needed to visit her today.  Last year on this day she had not been buried yet and was still in the vault.  I hated having no place to visit. So I had my visit, pulled a few weeds and felt better.  In a few weeks I'll be burying sweet Millie with her.  

A couple of daffodils have sprouted up in front of the house.  So cheerful. They were a nice treat to find this morning.

I hope everyone had a lovely day.  Happy Mothers Day


  1. A lovely post nice to have your mom's favorite coffee mug...Glad you and auntie spent a nice day together...Thinking of you...Julie...

  2. Hi Kim, a touching post today. We have the very same tradition at our church and I get a white carnation too.
    I just got off Skype with James, Daniel and my daughter Christine. A special treat to talk to them and see them at the same time.

    Take care and I hope that you have a good day tomorrow.

  3. Hi Kim,
    This can be such a tough day for those of us without our mothers! Next month my sweet mom has been in Heaven a year! I still miss her so much and know you miss yours as well! So happy you had a special day and were able to visit!!
    Sending hugs and thoughts your way~

  4. Lovely traditions. Moms sure are missed.
    Hugs :)

  5. What a wonderful tribute to your mother. I miss mine too and now at my age I see her everytime I look in the mirror. Sometimes I think I can smell her when I walk into a room and think she is with me.

  6. Very nice. I am glad you got to visit and have tea with your mother. It doesn't matter how long they are gone because they are always in our hearts and minds.

  7. That carnation tradition is beautiful.

  8. Hi Kim...lovely post. I'm glad that you can have a special day today. :) I like the carnation tradition at your church. We have something special for the moms and women at our church too. Something different but always nice each year.

    Thinking of you.....hugs Janet W

  9. What a great tradition in your church. I'm glad you were able to go and visit at the cemetery and enjoy some tea in her honor. Hugs to you from me..

  10. I am so glad you got to visit with your Mom. I think that is sweet. I am glad you had a place to visit this year. I really am glad you and your Auntie got to go to church together. Lobster rolls sound divine.
    I hope you have a lovely Monday. I love the flowers at your Mom's grave so wonderful.
    I love that tradition of the carnation too.

  11. The carnation is a beautiful tribute to mothers. My husband and I went to the cemetery this morning, too. We always leave flowers from my rose bushes...that is our tradition. It is always sad for him, but it is okay. She has been gone for 35 years and he has not missed a single Mother's Day.

  12. Hi Kim , I am glad you were able to get in the cemetery. You were such a wonderful daughter any mother would be proud.
    Hugs cheri