Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mamma!

Anne Evensen, 1970-something
Phoenix, Arizona
Tomorrow (the 17th) marks what would have been my mom's 86th birthday.  She's already been gone for nearly 34 years.  It doesn't seem possible.  She was one of the most lively and interesting people I've ever known.  So full of laughter and fun.  I still miss her.  She wasn't just my mom, she was my best friend.

In a way I'm glad I didn't have to watch her grow old.  That would have been hard too.  She got to check out while she still looked great and had all her faculties. 

I'm grateful for everything she sacrificed on my behalf, and the wonderful home she created for my father, brother and I.  Thanks, Mamma.

If you are lucky enough to still have parents who are living, cherish your time with them.  It goes all too quickly.

Me and my mommy, winter of 1952/53


Linnea said...

I love that first picture of her, I hadn't seen that one before! You and her have very similar features - both beautiful!

Marybeth said...

She's a beautiful lady!!