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  • Mothers and Daughters

    22 posts, 12 voices, 520 views, started Apr 30, 2009

    Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009

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      Carnelian
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      I thought with  Mother’s Day approaching, we could chat about the ways in which we‘re similar to our Mothers but also how the generation gap made us different than our Mothers. Last question, how do you and your Mom spend special time together? (if she’s deceased, you could share  your memory of special times with your Mom.) I’ll post below and start it off...



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          UK Girl wrote Apr 30, 2009
        • I don’t live near my parents and if I go home I always end up seeing other people as well ..... so my parents house becomes a cafe with people calling.

          So to spend time on a one to one I take both parents away for 20 days each year abroad and we have full on catch up, rest , nice food and drinks plus I see them in a restful way.



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          Marie66 wrote Apr 30, 2009
        • I thank God each and everyday that I still have my mom. She has been doing good these few weeks. We can just be having a conversation in her livingroom and that is special to me. Doing things for her is my way of telling her Thank You..
          I can be doing just any “lil” thing that I seen my mom do and I will be doing or saying the same. Even my boys tell me that I’m just like their grandma or my hubby tells me your just like your mom, and that makes me feel so special..
          I still call her and ask if it’s ok to do things this way or that..She has taught me so much and I am who I am because of her and there isn’t a day that goes by when we are on the phome that we tell each other I love you.

          Gilda (Marie)



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          Marie66 wrote Apr 30, 2009
        • Angela, that is so true..My mom has gone thru alot losing my dad with 4 “lil” kids to raise by herself, but she did have help Thank God.. But I think my mom is a strong, great, wonderful women and she will always be. I can go on and on..

          Gildaestatic



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 30, 2009
        • Well my mom passed away 1/08 and I have been without her and miss her still.
          My mom and I were able to have real conversations about anything and everything.
          I want to think I am similar to her in that I have compassion, genuine interest in people, and the ability to smile in the face of adversity.



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          Tuliplady wrote Apr 30, 2009
        • My parents only live ten miles away from me now.  I don’t spend as much time with them as I should.

          I know mom needs to get out of the house away from dad more often, and I need to make the time to just go somewhere with each of them.  

          When my grandma died, my mom lost her best friend.  I often feel guilty that I am not as close to mom as she was to her mom, but I’m just not.

          In many ways we are alike and I am grateful to her for having taught me so very very much, but we‘re just not that close.



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          Marya1961 wrote Apr 30, 2009
        • I am the mirror image of my mom...nurturing, strong, genuine, peace-loving and patient!..we endured quite a bit through our lives..my mom raised my sister and I alone with little help from family and only a few friends to speak of..we have lived apart since 1981 and she now resides in North Carolina with my wonderful step-dad...where we lie in our differences we make up for in our similarities!...I love you always, Mom!



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          Maria68 wrote Apr 30, 2009
        • My mom lives in the state of Florida but she is visiting with me until the end of May. So, I am very fortunate to have her with me this Mother’s Day. My mom is the wings beneath my wings. She raised my brother and I singlehandedly and have been my hero ever since.

          Great post.. enough can not be said about mothers :)



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 30, 2009
        • Angela and Cindy thank you for your kind words..... that pic is of me and my sisters on Mother’s Day before my mom was diagnosed.

          I’ll be back.....



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          Wittymom wrote May 1, 2009
        • My Mom and I are very different. I am fiercely independent while she relies heavily on us and her sisters. We butt heads all the time because in my attempts to encourage to do things by-herself, (for herself); she sees that as me criticizing her. On the flip side, I have a tremendous amount of respect for my mother, for what she has managed to accomplish and the very kind way she takes care of others...in that way we are alike.
          me, my daughter and my mom during a holiday outing:



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          Esther Bloom wrote May 1, 2009
        • as you know my mom just passed april 8, 1 day before my 55th birthday!!! I was told by relatives that I look exactly like my mother. I am sad this year is the first year not to have here but in my heart she never ever goes away. I love her so much and miss her more than I can say!!!!!!



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          Vikki Hall wrote May 2, 2009
        • Witty that is a beautiful pic of you 3.....  

          Esther much love and blessings to you..... just let all your feelings surround you and remember your mom in her health and happiness....



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          Hbrose wrote May 2, 2009
        • I know I need to spend more time with my mom. I love her so much and would do anything for her ~ but she seems to be so critical of anything and everything. Because of that,its hard to get myself to do too much with her, but then I feel guilty about that. So then I’ll call her and bring her over for the weekend or take her out, but then she does the same thing and I don’t feel good about one thing or another after she leaves. It’s not always that bad, but somehow she manages to get her “digs” in on something. I just need to learn how to overlook it and not let it get to me so bad, then I could enjoy more time with her.  

          Anyone else have this dilema in their relationship with their mom?  And if so, how have you dealt with it so you can enjoy your get togethers more?



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          Vikki Hall wrote May 2, 2009
        • I’m sorry Rose I don’t have that problem. I should ask my daughters tho.....



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