5/11/12

Mother's Day Memories

squinty eyes and ice cream cones
The last Mother's Day with my mom before she passed away was in 2000. I was a senior in high school in Florida. My first mother's day as a mother was in 2006. I was in my mid-twenties living in California. Sadly, I don't remember exactly what I did during those special milestones in my life. I forgot to write down what we ate for breakfast. The kind words that were spoken. My thoughts and feelings of the day. I'm sure there were pictures taken, but who knows where they are? 

Sometimes it's the biggest events that I forget to write down. It's hard to write about amount major moments with restraint. It's so easy to get overly sentimental and suddenly the words lose their strength. The small details like the the color of the flowers on the kitchen table, the way I wore my hair, and the exact cloud formations in the sky get lost under all the emotions.   

This year, even though it's just an ordinary Mother's Day (my 6th!), I hope to take a minute to write down the details of the day in a journal. Perhaps, it will be fun for me to look back years from now and have a glimpse into my life in 2012, 30-years-old, 3 young kids, 1 great husband.  It would be a shame to have another Mother's Day go by and fade away in my memory. I've already let that happen too many times. I would give anything to relive Mother's Day in 2000 or 2006. I could got back in time (sort of) if only I had one small journal entry. It would have been so easy for me! I won't let that happen again. 

How will you remember this Mother's Day? Do you keep a record of major events in your life? Or do you think it's better to just enjoy the moment and move on? No matter how you decide to do it, I wish you the best Mother's Day! 

PS Some of my favorite posts about motherhood:
Mother's Day 2011 I forgot I wrote about it! Yay! Makes me wonder if I sift through some old journals, I might be able to find 2000 and 2006 after all :)

20 comments:

  1. wishing you the best mother's day ever. You look really fit.

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  2. That was so beautiful, I was tearing up. You are right, we never write down the important things. And I'm trying to. I wrote about my mother's day memories here if you are interested: http://www.togandporter.com/2012/05/mothers-day-tips-from-a-young-mom/

    PS- You look fab in that pink skirt!

    Shannon
    www.11thandshannon.com

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  3. I hope you have an absolutely wonderful Mother's Day!

    You are so right about capturing big moments in writing. I recently have been thinking about this Tennessee Williams quote, and I think you might enjoy it.

    "Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going."

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  5. Ok, you look darling in that pink skirt, S. Have a lovely day in honor of you!

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  6. Love your skirt!

    You might like this journal--I have been doing it this year. It's easy to answer ONE question a day, but I can't wait to come back to them 5 years from now and see how my responses change over time. http://www.amazon.com/Q-A-Day-5-Year-Journal/dp/0307719774

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  7. Happy Mother's Day. Take wonderful photos

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  8. I love this post! I haven't recorded much about my past mother's days, but now is a great time to start. (And I say, there's nothing wrong with overly sentimental!)

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  9. This is such a lovely post - and so true! Last year was the last Mother's Day that I had my Mom and I couldn't for the life of me remember what I did or if I even spent the day with her. Luckily, I posted a picture of Facebook to remind me that I went to the MET! That's like a journal, right?! :) Have a wonderful, happy Mother's Day!

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  10. Happy Mother's Day to one of my all time favorite Mom's.

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  11. I hope you find those moments, even if only a small piece of them.

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  12. I have never recorded anything from Mother's day before, so thanks for the inspiration. I'm going to take the time to do that tomorrow. And second, you look gorgeous in this picture!

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  13. This is an awesome picture. You all look so adorable!

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