Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I put on my coat and a stocking cap (it's blackberry winter, you know) at six o'clock this morning to go on my usual walkabout in the yard; I like to see if there are any new blooms on the flowers, look at the vegetable garden, and check out the weather situation.  


I was surprised to find three ripe strawberries, which immediately made me think of my mother.  She often told me how, when she was a kid, she looked forward to having strawberry shortcake on her birthday, May 21; the berries were nearly always starting to ripen by then.  There might not have been enough strawberries for the whole family of seven, but there were usually enough for little Lola's birthday treat.  
So I looked at the three strawberries in my hand and wished my mom a happy Mother's Day.  Thanks, Mother, for all the stories you left behind.   

9 comments:

Sonya said...

awww...that is special...sometimes I think God sends these little "gold nugget moments" to spark good feeling and good memories within us of people we love that have gone before us. Love crosses over...I truly believe that they can feel our love in spirit.
Have a wonderful mother's day!!!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Oh my what a wonderful gift for Mothers Day you have received and all those wonderful blessed memories of your Mom too. Ripe Strawberries with as cold as it has been is like a miracle. Happy Mothers Day!

Ora said...

Happy Mother;s Day Donna...God Bless..hugs..Ora

Lindie said...

Happy Mother's Day. I picked 3 strawberries yesterday and am saving them to give to my granddaughter later today.

m.v. said...

Happy Mother's Day!

madcobug said...

Happy Mother's Day. Those strawberries look delicious. Good memory you have of your Mother. Helen

rose said...

Saw your blog and wanted to sa Hi and happy Mothers Day. I, believe that God gives us things and situations that are treasures to the memmory of our lost one. The strawberries is your gift. If you get a chance, stop by blog, we may have some things in common. My blog is http://somewondersoflife.blogspot.com./

Ms Martyr said...

I'd never heard of blackberry winter before.
Happy Mother's Day, Donna.
Looking forward to more success stories with Iris.

TARYTERRE said...

Those strawberries were a gift to you... to evoke memories of your mom. How special they are. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY.