Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Babies were her favorite

My mom (on the left) back in the early 1940s with her doll. 
I do remember her telling me she had dolls long after most girls do. 

(Although her friend Evelyn looks even older than Mom, or at least taller) 

She was born to be a mother. In 1959 holding baby Robin, with John, Richard, and me.
She went on to have 4 more babies.

She always had a baby of her own at her family gatherings. She gave birth from 1952-1967.

This was 1957.
Mom is in the middle, 2nd one from the left.
My Mom's parents on center right, and the rest of the adults are my aunts and uncles.
See me with my doll sitting next to Richard?

Then the grandbabies came.
Just a few here of over 30.

Then the great grand babies (Elora) started coming in 2002

My Mom's 85th birthday would have been yesterday. 
She's been gone since 2007 and I miss her every single day.

Below was my favorite quote from the Christmas Devotional last Sunday. It's quoted by Bonnie
Oscarson, who was quoting President Hinckley, who was quoting the original person:  ET Sullivan:

“When God wants a great work done in the world, or a 
great wrong righted, he goes about it in a very unusual 
way. He doesn't stir up his earthquakes, or send forth 
his thunderbolts. Instead, He has a helpless baby born. 
And then God waits. The greatest forces in the world 
are not the earthquakes and the thunderbolts. The 
greatest forces in the world are babies.”

I know Mom would agree.


Rebecca said...

Awwww. What a tender post! I loved looking at the pictures of your mom! How old was she in the first one? Do you think that was a chicken coop in the back ground?

Grandma Honey said...

It probably was a chicken coop since she grew up on a farm. She was at least 11 there, maybe 12. The back of the photo says early 1940s and she was born in 1929.

Scrapally said...

Beautiful post. Lovely pictures. And I too loved that quote Sis. Oscarson used in the devotional. I totally understand about missing your mom every day. My mom passed in 2008. I feel the same way. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures and memories of your mom.

grandmapeg said...

I loved seeing the pictures of your mom. What a nice post to honor your mom. I loved seeing that picture again of her holding Elora. Elora sure was a cute baby and has grown into a beautiful girl.

Karen Mortensen said...

Great pictures. Your mom was a treasure.

Anonymous said...

I love that quote!!
This makes me want to post a picture of me and MY dolls. I can so relate to you and your mom. Born to be a mom. By the way, the little girl with a doll? Looks like Tea (Don't know how to make the accent.)

EG CameraGirl said...

Such a lovely post about your mom!