Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mother's Day and Black and White Wednesday

Mother's Day weekend was a combination of wonderful and hard this year.





Wonderful because we celebrated Philip's graduation from medical school and Mother's Day together. No better way to celebrate than spending time with the very people that made me a mother! Plus, it was fun celebrating Catherine being a Mother too and awaiting the arrival of Baby No. 2 !


Come on baby -- it's time -- we want to meet you!



When we got home, Maddy and I did some of our traditional Mother's Day photos. She wanted us to dress alike that day, so we did. Always follow instructions from your 9-year old!





And it was hard because it was the first Mother's Day without my own sweet Mother.


We miss her so! Maddy and I kept very busy that day with a movie, visiting the zoo, shopping, playing with the dog and cleaning house (yep, I did say that!) and still, that giant hole in our hearts is there and always will be. Yet, I know that she would want us to celebrate holidays, be happy and live life fully, and so, that's what we're attempting. Our love for her and the bond between us will never end.








Joining Lisa for Black & White Wednesday this week -- check her blog out!

15 comments:

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

"Live life fully" I like that and I know your Mom would too!

You and Maddy look adorable. Love both of your dresses.

lea
xo

PS. thank you, again and again for your kindness.

Kim K. said...

Beautiful pictures of you and Maddy. You were on my mind on Mother's day knowing that this year would be filled with a combination of emotions. HUGS!!

Football and Fried Rice said...

You and Maddy look adorable together in your white dresses! I think that is so sweet! Thanks for sharing your heart aout this emotional day and celebrating with your family even through some grief....

Nessa said...
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Nessa said...

Lovely pictures of you two. Happy Mother's Day. It sounds like it your day had way more sweet in the bittersweet.

Love Letters To China said...

What beautiful photos of you and your little girl. I hope you were able to enjoy your day with your family. I'm sure it was very bittersweet. I feel the same way when Father's Day rolls around. It's so hard to cope but you do your best for your families sake.

Gail said...

What a beautiful post and pictures to go along. I know this Mother's Day was emotional for you on many levels. Hugs to you Janet!!!

Love your pretty white dresses, and am happy you took your 9 year olds direction!

hugs...

S.Wise said...

I just love this!!! You two are beautiful!!!!!

Jodee Leader said...

Jan -- I can only imagine how hard this first Mother's Day was for you. Hoping and praying each day gets a little easier.

Love the pictures with Maddy! You better take your white dresses to the beach this summer!

Valeria said...

Lovely photos, shows so much love

Missy said...

Oh, sweet Janet! You do live life fully and it shows in your beautiful children and family! I am sorry you are missing your mother so much. I know she is so proud of you. I love the sweet pics of you and Miss Maddy!!! xoxo

Alyson & Ford said...

Beautiful Mom & Daughter pictures!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Ria168 said...

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Ria168 said...

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Ria168 said...

nice photos did you make this blog by ur self its pretty good!!!!!