Sunday, May 12, 2013

My Steel Magnolia

The earliest memories I have of my mother are sensory... her touch, her smell, and her warmth. I was afraid of the dark as a child. Back in those days we didn't leave on a light at night. I remember lying beside my mother at night, her holding my hand, asking her to please not go to sleep before me. She would squeeze my hand and assure me that she wouldn't. I know now how difficult that must have been for her after a long day of taking care of a family. She was 35 when she had her first child and then I came along 6 1/2 years later. I shared some thoughts about Mama in this post back in February on her birthday. She was a wonderful, down to earth, no nonsense kinda Southern girl!

Thanks Mama, for holding my hand and never going to sleep before I did. 
Happy Mother's Day to my Steel Magnolia...


15 comments:

  1. I remember that post--such a great tribute to your mother.

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    1. Thanks, Jen...she remains a strong influence on my life.

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  2. Susan,
    That is a very sweet post. I am crying as I am writing you. Thanks for sharing your sweet memories.
    Christa

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    1. Christa...thank you! It's funny how those little memories pop up and bring back such sweet thoughts of family.

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  3. What wonderful memories to hold onto of your lovely mother, obviously a beautiful woman in all senses of the word. Thank you Susan and so nice to meet you.

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  4. Dear Susan,
    thank you for such a wonderful post of thanks to your mother!
    I always found the title 'Magnolias of Steel' fascinating - tenderness and power - a great combination.
    Though you never complained: here is my excuse for forgetting to put you on my bloglist (thus not seeing when you wrote something new) - I changed that immediately when I detected my forgetfulness).

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    1. Brittany... Thanks for your visit! Mama was indeed a woman of strength and beauty.

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  5. My mom was strong, fun, beautiful, and she taught us to love adventure. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. I loved this post about your mother! I've enjoyed looking through your blog. Come check out Sunshine Pen Pals and join the fun!
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  7. Dear Susan,

    Such a sweet tribute to your mother. She sounds like a very sweet lady! I have got a feeling you are a lot like her :-)!

    Thank you for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog. I enjoy reading them very much!

    Have a lovely weekend,

    Madelief x

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