Friday, May 8, 2015


Since my Mom's death 5 1/2 years ago, Mother Day has not been the same and I am not sure it ever will be.  She is still so much a part of my life and I think of her daily and it just seems so strange that she is not here for me to celebrate.

The first photo taken of my Mom and me.  I was about 4 months old.

 This week I've thought about so many things she would say to me, which reminded me of "Momisms."  You know those things that only a Mom can say, such as:

Because I said so, that's why! (one of my Mom's favorites)

If you make that face for too long, it will stay like that.(I always hoped that would never happen because I could make some ugly faces.)

I'll give you something to cry about. (heard that more than a few times)

Go ask your Dad. (not what I wanted to hear)

If you roll your eyes at me one more time, I'm going to slap you. (I did but thankfully she never, ever slapped me)

I hope you have a little girl just like you. (and, I did)

Don't make me pull this car over. (thinking she did do this a time or two because of my brother and I having some issues to resolve)

I'm not asking you, I'm TELLING you. (heard that more than once)

I don't care what other kids' parents said, I said no! (and she meant it)

If you don't quit whining you can just go to your room. (and I did more than once for sure)

Life isn't fair. (not exactly what I wanted to hear but sure was and is true)

When I was your age.......(no kid wants to hear that)

When you have kids of your own you'll understand (and she was right on that one for sure)

Clean your plate, there are starving children in Africa that would die to have that plate of food. (didn't work, I could stare food down with the best of them)

Go to your room and think about what you did. (well, I did go to my room but usually didn't think about what I had done, I just got madder)

And, the list goes on and on but I bet many of you reading this could identify with some of these.  And, I'm sure my kids could make up their own list of Momisms.  Perhaps they will look back on them with fond memories as I do those said by my Mom.

This was the last photo taken of me and my Mom, in Oct. 2008, just 6 weeks before her death.

 And, I leave you with this...............     
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. How blessed you were to have a mom who loved and cherished you ... as you did her. It's quite obvious from your blog that you loved her so very much.

  2. Yep, totally identify with And soo many of her words came right out of my mouth too. My mom used to say (and I hated it, though said it SOO many times myself!) Don't "cat paw" through that drawer. (or closet. or cupboard, or basket...whatever she was referring too!) and mess it up! Look carefully!" haha She had such a thing for organization. Wish I had picked that up too, but nope, lol. Enjoy your week-end Lea, and Happy Mother's Day!

  3. Most of those sounded very familiar :-) I agree Mother's Day makes my heart a little heavy, I miss her so... Until we meet again right? Have a great day, we finally have rain in So. California!!!


  4. OH! CiCi this is such a beautiful post, Yes, my Mom said all those momisms too! I smiled and nodded all the way through! Loved both photos!
    Wishing you the happiest Mother's Day!

  5. This is just lovely Lea.
    I miss my mother too.
    She said some of the very same things to me.
    Have a blessed weekend.
    Happy Mother's Day!

  6. My mom died almost 5 1/2 years ago too...(Feb. 8, 2010). She had metastasized breast cancer. She died just a few weeks after turning 70, which is very young to me. Other than the cancer she was full of life and energy. I saw so many older women out tonight at a restaurant using walkers and canes, obviously being taken out for Mother's Day. They were definitely older than my mom ever was. I hate so much that my mom never got to get old. One of the last things my mom told me was that she was so sad she wasn't going to get to see her "girls" grow up or go to their weddings. (She had four granddaughters.) It is funny, I think about my almost hourly. I guess my mom thought about her mom too and I just never knew it.

    I heard a lot of the same things growing up!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! I am so behind, but am trying to catch up.

  7. What an extra special lady! I smiled as I read some of her statements, realizing that I heard some of those same things when I was growing up. You gave her a fine tribute today, and the pictures were so special. I know in her heart, you were one of her most cherished blessings.
    Thank you for sharing her with us. What an inspiration!

  8. How familiar that list is to me! I heard at least half of them. (And your parenthetical comments had me chuckling.) I am sorry you lost such a wonderful mom and happy to know you'll see her again someday.


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