Thursday, May 9, 2013

Theme Thursday--Mom

 The theme this week is "MOM"
My mom thinks I'm weird, but I like hands.
I think of all the things hands do, 
a lifetime of things.
These are my mom's hands.
They have changed a thousand diapers,
made millions of meals, cleaned the house,
wiped tears, given hugs,
and prayed 

for me.

Because she loves me.
 Here's my mom's hand, mine and my 4 girls
I love how it shows, my girls young hands,
and then how it shows my middle age hands, 
and then my mom's old hands.

(if you go from the little hands on the left and go up and
around the little hands are in order of age)

My mom's and mine.
I love how they change with age.  
(I have my dad's side of the family's fat farmer hands:)

Below is a picture of my mom at graduation.
I wonder what she was like back then
before meeting my dad, marrying, and having 5 kids....

My mom and dad
(the only people we still know, are Linda, my mom's good friend,
and her sister Kathy--the 2 bridesmaids)
My mom always tells us about how it had been raining before the wedding
and their heels were sinking in the mud, you can tell in the picture!

Here's my mom and I.
(You wanted to see a now picture didn't you?)

I know she thinks I do everything opposite of her,
and I do with a lot of things,
not because her way was bad, 
but because my way is better,(just kidding)
my way is different.
I do do a lot of things a certain way
because of what she's taught me.
Every time I wipe a counter or teach my kids how to,
I think of her and when she taught me,
around age 7, she took my sopping wet rag,
after I wiped the counter with it, 
wrung it out and wiped the counter dry with it.

Happy Mother's Day Mom!
I love you.


  1. This is so beautiful, Jamie Jo. I love it. I too, often look at my hands and think that these are the same hands that held my newborns and changed diapers and pushed strollers. And will one day rock grandbabies I hope! Happy Mother's Day friend! And your mama is beautiful! : )

  2. Wow, the hand photos are awesome. Your mom was a knockout (and I can see you got her good looks!). Sweet post ~ Happy Mother's Day!

  3. Very sweet. Especially fond of the hands and how they change over time. Hands are such an important part of life, the ups and downs, sorrows and joys.
    Happy Mother's Day to one of the most amazing mom's I know--hugs, Jamie!

  4. These pictures are beautiful! I love the different approach you took by showing us all your hands. It is so true how important the hands of a mother are, thanks for pointing that out. Happy Mother's Day!

  5. Happy Mothers Day to you!
    You got your gorgeous blue eyes from your mom!!

    Love the hand analogy.

  6. I love love love these hand pictures. The last time I visited with my mom, we were comparing our hands..Hands tell stories, don't they.

  7. Happy Mother's Day! I love the picture of all your hands together. You and your mom sure are pretty ladies.

  8. Love it. These are such beautiful pictures. Hands really do tell the best stories.

  9. I think hands are so meaningful, especially an older person's hands, just for what you've described. These are terrific pics, and your mom is beautiful, and you look so much like her!

  10. So sweet! And her eyes!! Stunning and I see where you get your gorgeous eyes from now :)

  11. I love the idea of all the hands!! I will have to do that with my girls. And again when my mom visits. And when I can take them to see my grandma again someday, too!

    Happy Mother's Day!

  12. Beautiful! I love the hands and your mom is a looker! You two look very much alike - Happy Mother's Day! :)

  13. This is a great post. The hands are great. Your mom was beautiful (I swear EVERYONE was back then!) and you certainly have her stunning baby blues! You are just shining like a ray of light and joy in that pic with her! I wish I could give you a great big hug this Mother's day! xooooox

  14. I love hands too, especially as a nurse. Each day I pray that my hands are always hands of healing, love, and joy.

  15. I love the hand pictures! And what a beautiful mom you have! You look like her. :)

    Happy Mother's Day!

  16. Oh, this is just beautiful!!! Your mom was a FOX (and she is still very lovely)! I love hands, too. And you are so right about our moms using their hands to pray for us. A really lovely post!


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