Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

This is for my mom!

~Happy Mother's Day Mom!

Karelene Allyce Coram Cloward

I miss her so much and I wish she was still here. There are those days when every girl just wants or needs their mom, trust me I have a million of those days!
I do love that I can close my eyes and see her face.

(this isn't me, I thinkk its my little sis, Yette)

Its been almost 15 yrs since I went for that walk with my mother. I remember everything about that last day. Penny had wanted to keep Colby that day while I worked, usually I took him to Penny in the morning and then on my lunch hour I would go get him and take him to my mom, and she would watch him the rest of the day. I felt bad because my mom was alone, my dad was gone driving truck and my brother and sister were in California. So after work I remember that my mom had wanted to start walking, so I thought I would take Colby for a ride in his stroller and walk over and get grandma and we could walk back toward my apartment. When I got to my moms' house my brother and sister called, my mom took the phone out to the dogs to let them talk, she was so funny!!!
I remember so many different things about her. Her hair after she colored, the way it looked. I remember her putting on her make up, in her room, sitting there looking in the mirror. I wonder if she knew how much I really did see her? I remember the after school snacks she would have ready everyday for us after school, and the "after school specials" she always wanted us to watch!
I remember her taking care of me when I got Scarlet fever, and missed so much school. When I went back to school one of my teachers wouldn't let me make up my homework, because she had I hadn't really been sick, and yep my mom took care of her!!!! She took such good care of all of us! My mother drove school bus ( yea when we got into trouble at home, we even got to sit in the front sit on the bus) and worked in the lunchroom at the school next door, which was the elementary school we all went to. All the kids called her "Mrs. Cloward"! I remember my friends coming over and they would call her that, it always sounded so funny to me!?! My mom was our Blue Bird leader for The Camp Fire Kids. My dad and mom would take all of us (and there was alot of us) camping and on flied trips. We always had friends at our home! She loved animals, we had baby goats. The mom had 3 and one was really small and the mom wouldn't take care of it so my mom brought it in the house!! It wore a diaper and we took it camping with us!

Her favorite color was a very pretty pink, mauve (SP?) my kids and I always try to find roses in that color, to put on her grave.
My mother loved everyone & everything in life!

I do know she is still with us and that is comforting. I know that she is proud of me.
I am glad she was my mother! I am so very happy that she got to be a grandmother.

Try to to slow down and just live and enjoy every minute of everyday!
And to all those mothers out there "love those children and try not to blink"!

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! To every mother everywhere!!!
Happy Mothers Day to my step Mom Karen and to my Mother-In-Law Kathy, & to my Grandma McKelvey, and to Linda & to Ryan's Grandma Louis! And a special Happy Mothers day to Debbie and Vicky!! Thank you for being my mother's Bestest Friends and still being there for me! I love you all so much, thank you all for being apart of our lives!!

(This is my step Mom Karen and sis's, Brandy & Amber at my great grandmother house in Mackay??)

(My Mother In Law~KATHY)


Ranay said...

Neat post, Angie. Fun to read and learn about your mom!! Happy Mother's Day to you.

Wheatley Family said...

Very beautiful. I remember lots of things about your mom too and I loved her like my own mom. She was so good to me and Ronnie and treated us just like we were her own kids. She was a very wonderful person and I am glad she was in my life even for such a short time. She would be so proud of you and what a good mom you are! I know a day doesn't go by that my mom doesn't miss her too. I love you and wish you and your family happiness!

Brandee said...

Thanks for the tears this morning Ang. Very great post. I love seeing the pics of your mom - you two look so much alike. What a beautiful mom and yes for certain she is proud of you.