Sunday, April 18, 2010

Beginnings and endings and things in between....

I love these (fairly new to me) photos of my Mum and her sister, enjoying being new mothers.

And my Mum was BORN to be a mother. Such a stretch of life and possibilities ahead....

Today I just need a reminder of her like this. I think she was beautiful.
Edited to add: The baby isn't me. It's my eldest brother.

26 comments:

Gail said...

She was beautiful. I love the intimacy of these photographs.

Tanya said...

Nikki, these are pretty special photos to have. In each of these photos she's looking (at you?) and smiling. They are lovely, and she is beautiful- and is that a grandmother knitting in the background I spy? Crafty genes?!
love your way and a gentle hug

meri said...

She IS beautiful, my dear!
A big hug, Nikki!

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Beautiful indeed. Lovely to have for the next generation to see and admire.

Cheers,
AJ

Liam's Mummy said...

She is beautiful Nikki. I am sure she would be very proud of how you have grown and who you have become.

clare's craftroom said...

Lovely , touching post and beautiful photos , kind thoughts your way .

Yana said...

beautiful photos! she was beautiful!

quinn said...

Snapshots of two beautiful sisters totally enraptured...what could be more precious?

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

They both look so happy. What great photos!

Tania said...

Hold tight to those treasures, Lovely. x

swiss said...

I love these photos - they make me want to post some old family photos myself. Missing my dad.

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Thank-you for sharing, it is lovely to have pictures like this, even better to share them online.

Posie Patchwork said...

Great snaps & yes, how to remember her!! My mother was born to be a mum of many too, it's so sad to lose her slowly, it's agony to watch. The grandchildren really notice now too, but are polite enough to not say anything. Just holding onto happy memories & snaps. Sending hugs, love Posie

Fran said...

what wonderful photos. How lucky you are to have such little snapshots of your mother's love. And the photo where there is a little knitting going on is fantastic!

Kirsty said...

Just a big giant hug Nikki. xxx

Handmade said...

So lovely!

one little acorn said...

Nikki, the photos are beautiful, your mother and her sister both look so happy with you and your cousin. Beautiful joy, wonder and happiness.
These memories (and our families) are so so precious.
Thinking of you.
xxx

laura said...

Really wonderful photos. My Baby Girl is 2 months younger than my nephew and we have so many fun pictures of them together. My former mother-in-law (Baby Girl's grandmother) baby sat for our families when our kids were little and she passed away this last December. Her kids and her grandkids were her life.

Fer said...

All beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :)

m.e (Cathie) said...

Sending you a ginormous hug Nikki

Karen said...

What beautiful photos Nikki - I hope looking at them makes you feel happy.

meli B said...

Hi Nikki,

I love the old snaps. My kids had to do a family roots project in year 7. The time spent going through old shots with grandparents was especially precious. Since then we have lost 2 of them. Family is the best and its important to look backwards every once in a while and think about where we came from.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Your mum was beautiful Nikki, and the photographs are gorgeous, they are so natural, brought a tear to my eye. x

Katherine said...

You saying your mother was "BORN to be a mother" makes these beautiful photos even more moving. Hold tight to the good memories, Nikki.

ellie said...

Love to you. Thoughts.
I have a photo of my mum, from before I was even considered or born, above my desk. It's only teeny tiny - but I love looking at it. And seeing her at that time of her life (before I knew her). And how beautiful she was. And remembering how beautiful she always was.
Take care. Happy memories.
E xxxx

Karin said...

Very beautiful. Stunning. I marvel too at the beauty of my mother, and all that she's experienced in her lifetime. Every life is powerful and meaningful.