Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Remembrance

Its been a year since my mom passed away.  Where has the time gone?  I can't believe I've made it through a year without my mother and I miss her more than I can say.

I found two pictures of her since she went.  One literally fell out of a book I picked up by happenstance.  Perhaps her hand guided me.


In this picture, my mom is dressed for my wedding.  She's holding the original Minnie.  I'm surprised that cat would let anyone pick her up without shredding them, but maybe she had a special bond with my mom too.  I love Minnie's expression because she looks so evil, and that is what she was.  She's the only cat I've ever avoided.  My mom loved her just the same and made allowances for her, even insisting all torties be named for her, a practice I continue.


In this photo we are walking to the church for my brother's wedding.  That's my mom and me "kicking up our heels" - like mother, like daughter.  What a windy day it was!  I'm sure my Aunt Terry took this picture since she isn't in it.  I wonder what she said that made us show off our legs.

Goodbye, Mom!  Thanks for giving me these photos.  I've enjoyed looking at them often this past year.  I miss you.


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On a less somber note, join us today at the Tabby Cat Club for kitties enjoying the lazy and sometimes crazy days of summer!

24 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Never goes away, but fond memories you seem to have an abundance of too.

meowmeowmans said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your beloved mom, Paula. Those pictures are extra special, too. We are thinking of you today, and sending love, hugs, and purrs and prayers.

Kevin, Tracey and Moosey

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Purrs to you - it's clear you had a special bond with your mother... and she had a special bond with Minnie. She must have been a fun, awesome lady.

Kitties Blue said...

What a lovely post to remember your mom. My step-mom (of 45 years) passed away on June 8. I still cannot come to terms with the fact that I will never see her again in my lifetime. Didn't know there was an original Minnie. She was so beautiful. Janet

Katnip Lounge said...

Sending you warm thoughts, Paula--the first thing I thought when I saw the photo of you and your Mom was "a coupla sexy gals"! What a fun memory to treasure.

Simba said...

Two great pictures to help to take you back in time . Memories need never die.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

What a FANTASTIC woman to pick up the kitty even when she was all dolled up for your Big Event. Clearly, she understood what the priorities were ;-)

My mom's been gone for over 30 years and I still think of her often. You know, when I hear my friends and/or random people go off on their moms (who, for all I know, may deserve it) I thank my lucky stars to have had such a fantastic mom. Although I lost her much too soon, I treasure the relationship we had. You've had that too, and nothing--not even the loss of the living person--can ever change that in our hearts.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

What beautiful memories you have of your Mom to cherish. :)
She looks like one fun lady!
MinnieTu sends you lots of headbumps!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Time slips through the hands like fine sand... ~ TBT

Brian said...

Those are great photos. Hugs from all of us.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Spitty said it before we could. Any woman who would pick up a cat while dressed up for a wedding must be a true cat person! she sounds like an amazing lady,and we can tell you miss her a lot. Many purrs.

Katie Isabella said...

Purrs and hugs to you. Memories live on as long as we do. I loved seeing and sharing your family.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Sending you purrs and Light as you remember your mom today. The photos are wonderful, we especially love the one of you both kicking up your heels. :-)

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Losing our Moms is very hard. Sending hugs.

cats of wildcat woods

da tabbies o trout towne said...

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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The Meezers or Billy said...

awww how sweet! {{HUGS}}

Mariodacat said...

What a beautiful mother you had - like mother, like daughter. I'm so happy for you that you found the pictures. My mom has been gone for about 20 years now and there are still times I want to pick up the phone and call her. Hugs friend!

The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady said...

Those are beautiful memories. You were so fortunate to have had that kind of bond with your mother. My father has been gone for 10 1/2 years, and my maternal grandfather for 10, and I still ache for them.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

more purrs..

You are lucky have had such a wonderful relationship with your mom.

Caren Gittleman said...

you are the SPITTING IMAGE of your Mom and what a beautiful woman she was.
I am convinced that whenever you find a photo by "accident" that YES, that is their way of communicating with you.
Sending you comforting ((((hugs))))

The Island Cats said...

Hugs to you, Paula, as you remember your mother today. I agree with Caren, finding that photo of your mom was her way of communicating with you.

Sue

Kjelle Bus said...

Beutiful tribute to your beloved mom <3
Me nad mom didn´t know there was an original , Minnie :)
XOXO

ABBY said...

What a lovely lovely tribute to your Mom. She would still be so proud of you, through you she still lives on.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Thanks for sharing this with us.
Dad got a little misty as his Mom passed some 8 years back now.
Purrs