Sunday, May 13, 2012

My Mom - Memories Captured

When I saw that Galit and Alison were having another Memories Captured linky and it coincided with Mother's Day, I just had to share my most favourite picture of my mom.

It was taken when she was 18 and on a bus trip with two of her girlfriends from their home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Vancouver, British Columbia.

This was taken down at English Bay, a place I frequent with my family.  

I'm loving her sexy bikini and head wrap, and the sexy yet coy way she's posing on just some guy's motorcycle on the beach.  Very cool, Mom.  


So many words come to mind as I think of her.  Too many to fit on a single image.

These days, as she sits in her wheelchair in her "apartment" in the care home where she currently resides, dementia takes over.  Good days, bad days and the days in between.

I've been thinking a lot about her and her losses & struggles and - what she would most likely deny - strength.

She says she doesn't know how I do it.

I don't know how she did it...a single mom of 3.

She doesn't remember.

I won't ever forget.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom.

I love you.

28 comments:

Kimberly said...

I loves that you called you mom sexy. What a gorgeous woman. Really.
I couldn't imagine having to do this motherhood gig alone. She must have been incredibly strong.0

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

Beautiful tribute to your Mom, Jill. She was quite a looker, wasn't she?

Thank you for linking up, hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Angela Amman said...

That's such a lovely photo. Seriously it could be a poster! But your message to your mom is even more beautiful and precious. Happy Mother's Day to both of you.

Jester Queen said...

She looks so strong here, so young forever. I hope that whatever else she loses, she keeps this memory, the one where this picture was taken, forever. Because she's beautiful.

Greta said...

What a gorgeous picture. It seems like you got a lot of strength from your mom.

Galit Breen said...

Oh this made me teary.

It's absolutely stunning.

(truly)

dianewordsmith said...

That is beautiful. God bless you both.

Kristen said...

Hands down...this is my very most favorite post you have ever written. You nailed it with that picture and the last 6 lines of this post were nothing but AMAZING! xo

Missy | Literal Mom said...

What an awesome vintage picture of your mom! She's loaded with personality in it!

Dr. Cynicism said...

She seems like a totally cool mom! Great pic :-)

Not Blessed Mama said...

love it! what an awesome picture.

Jdaniel4smom said...

What a wonderful lady! What a great tribute!

Mommy Inconsistent said...

She is pretty cool. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Thanks, Alison. Thanks for providing the linky...it was a perfect opportunity for me to share this picture of my mom that I love so much!

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Thanks, Angela. Making it a poster is actually a great idea! Thanks for stopping by!

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Thanks, Jester...I really love this image of her, so young an vibrant!

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Thanks so much, Greta. Your comment made my day.

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Awww, thanks, Galit. I was teary writing it actually. Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Mommy Inconsistent said...

THANKS! It's becoming one of my faves too. And thanks to you for tweeting about the linky. I love Memories Captured!

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Thank you, Missy. I love this picture so much! I've used it on invites, etc and I've got it framed in my boys bedroom.

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Thank you! I feel super lucky to have this picture of my mom.

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Thanks so much! She is pretty wonderful. :)

Kristen said...

Ok. it might be because it is going on midnight. but I just cried big wet tears reading this. Beautiful. xo

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Awww, thanks Kristen. I've shed a tear or two lately thinking of my mom too. She went through so much in her life, including the loss of two children. I don't know how she carried on.

CoffeeLovinMom said...

This was such a moving post even before I got to the words and cried. Love, love the vintage picture - incredible tribute!

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Thank you! I feel so lucky to have this picture of her. I absolutely love it!

Elated Exhaustion said...

Beautiful. Truly.

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Thank you so much.