Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Because of Her


Because of her, I wake her up with, "Good morning, my beautiful first grader!"

Because of her, I bought flowers and wrote a sweet card.

Because of her, I walk slowly by the classroom, just one more time.


Because of her, I make chocolate chip cookies to welcome home my sweet first grader.


Because of her, I lick the spatula clean.

Because of her, I wrap some up for her grandsons, whose mom can't stay home and make cookies, but who wishes she could still have some for them.

Because of her, I celebrate the little accomplishments in life just a little bit more.

I wish she were here to see her only granddaughter in first grade, or to call and say, "Happy first day of school!!", but in so many ways, she's still here.

Linking up with Tuesdays Unwrapped, because these moments are too dear to not celebrate with others.

tuesdays unwrapped at cats

Also linking up with Simple Pleasures.


23 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! So many things I do are a direct reflection of my childhood.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely post. Heartfelt and poignant.

    I'd love to have you link up with my Simple Pleasures series some Thursday. I like your style.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love this post, Melissa.

    ReplyDelete
  4. We are never truly apart from our loved ones who go to the other side of life. They are with us in our hearts, minds, memories, photos, laughter, and tears. Very nice post. Susan

    ReplyDelete
  5. You really touched my heart. She would be very proud of BOTH of you.
    And now I have to dry my tears.

    ReplyDelete
  6. A lovely way for your first grader to start off the school year and for you to honor memories of your mom. Best wishes, Tammy

    ReplyDelete
  7. My eyeballs are swimming! I've a hunch your mom is smiling and nodding.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for linking up, Melissa. I hope to see you often.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am crying.
    That is honestly all that I can think to write.
    God bless you.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is so touching! I have tears in my eyes as I write this.

    Blessings,
    Joan

    ReplyDelete
  11. Such a sweet and touching post. Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm in tears again, as I've been remembering someone very special today as well. This is a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing! (And here's a hug!)

    ReplyDelete
  13. our kids do bring out the best in us....nice photos.

    ReplyDelete
  14. oh, Melissa.
    I needed this today, thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh what a beautiful post!
    Simply beautiful and loving!
    Dee Dee

    ReplyDelete
  16. oh here come the tears. mama beth would be so proud of her beautiful daughters and grandchildren. you honor her legacy so well.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Beautiful words! Proof that a mother's influence lives on forever & a welcomed reminder to celebrate the little moments.

    ReplyDelete
  18. so sweet -- and what a sweet mom you are!

    ReplyDelete
  19. A beautiful legacy to be passed down to another generation.

    ReplyDelete
  20. so beautiful- a wonderful tribute.

    ReplyDelete