Monday, May 09, 2016

Flashbacks

My Grandma "Big Mama" (w/my kids) 

My Grandmother (w/my dad) 


My mom (with my daughter) 
As you may imagine, yesterday was a bitter to sweet kind of day.  I spent much of the day alone (well, the dog and cats were about, but you get my drift) and as often happens when I'm with myself my mind flashes to times, past and present, good and bad.

Through music, FB tributes, other blogs, my scrapbooks of notes and photos, I walked through our histories, my memories. I am because they were. I miss them, I love them. I am grateful to have been and to remain part of them and to have them with me, now and forevermore.

#MicroBlogMonday 

20 comments:

  1. My heart goes out to you and I can relate. Your photos are beautiful, thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words.

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  2. Beautiful memories. *hugs*

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  3. *hugs* I know these feelings and missed my mom yesterday.

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  4. It can be such a rough day. I am glad you have some lovely memories.

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    1. The lovely memories do help smooth the rough edges.

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  5. I love this line so much: "I am because they were." Sending a hug.

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    1. Thank you. Receiving, kindly.

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  6. It is so hard, loving people who are gone. Love the photos.

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  7. Love the photos. It can be a bittersweet day, as so much social media simply tries too hard to make it all happy.

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    1. Thank you. Agreed, social mediums certainly employ not only, "in your face" but also, "standards" for celebrating.

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  8. I made my daughters watch some old videos on Mother's Day and then there were my parents, talking and singing and reading to them. Bittersweet for sure.

    I love your pictures! Three generations of beautiful!

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    1. Thank you. I love the idea of videos. .even if they do bring the bitter with the sweet. :-)

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  9. I love the photos, the history, the honoring of the past, and this: "I am because they were." I'm sorry it was a sad day of missing those gone on, but it sounds like a beautifully reflective day, too. Beautiful photos of beautiful women!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. It was that, reflective.

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  10. Anonymous6:52 AM

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    The bitter with the sweet. That's it exactly. Sending love to you, my dear...

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    1. I receive (and send) in kind. Thank you.

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