May 10, 2009

thanks mom...

for not making me wear my hood 
at the beach
*
I probably fought you a little on this
since patty and cheryl wore theirs
but 
I think you already knew
how much I loved 
the water
and
the sand
and
the wind in my hair
*
or
you just liked me better 
*
happy mother's day


23 comments:

  1. i really appreciate the fact that you have captured a mother's most unique ability here... to know when to insist on something and when to let a soul be free.

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  2. I loved this post -- I loved how you remembered this moment -- and what it meant to you. Go mom!

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  3. You are hilarious. I'm sure it's because she liked you better. Yup. That's it.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  4. Beth, it is a beautiful picture, sometimes Moms hust know thier daughters. Have a great day!

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  5. how adorable you all look, all in red :)

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  6. Aww..Beth

    You were always just 'being yourself'! Love it!!

    Happy Mother's Day to you & your Momma!

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  7. What a cute post! Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  8. happy mother's day beth!! xx s

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  9. love the red outfits... ;) A very Happy Mother's day to you!!!!!!! hope you feel as loved as you are!!! xoxoxo

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  10. AnonymousMay 10, 2009

    Happy Mother's Day to you too sweetheart! Where have all of those years gone??? I expect that you were just letting the world (and your Mother) know that a hood just wasn't going to be in the cards for you that day.Obviously you were the one who very seldom developed ear infections, or you would have been wearing a hood too...no matter how determined you were not to!! :-)
    Hugs and kisses...Mom

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  11. AnonymousMay 10, 2009

    By the way...I LOVED my Mother's day gifts!!! You were right...you really do know me pretty darned well, cause you always seem to know just what would please me!
    Thanks so much!
    Love ya always...Mom

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  12. Wonderful..nostalgic post and image. Perfect for Mother's Day!!!

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  13. How wonderful to see your hearts both so full of love reaching out to eachoter. Great to keep memories alive. Your mom sounds like a very special person. To the both of you there's one word: Love.

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  14. ha ~you were always the favored one right!! so fun to see you just a few years ago...blessings to you oh great mom that you are!

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  15. Beth- too funny...of course she liked you the best-lol. Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful! Do let me know what you end up doing about Elizabeth Berg- I will be curious what wins out!

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  16. Great photo- all of you in red. I bet your mother asked, but you refused. Wise woman chose her battles. ;)

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  17. AnonymousMay 11, 2009

    okay that photo is too cute:) kt

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  18. Ah she recognised your free spirit even back then :-)

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  19. beautiful (and you're just adorable)

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  20. hahahahahaha -- you dork! right on ... I fought my mom tooth and nail -- smashed curls out of my hair, yanked out barrettes, wriggled out of tights ... this post reminded me of all that.

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  21. Hi Beth,

    I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day - and that everyone wore their hoods!

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  22. Oh this made me laugh!
    How adorable!!!

    xo

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth