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Sunday, May 9, 2010

MAMI


She is a faithful reader of this blog...God bless her.
She has never left a comment.
But that's alright.
She tells me what she thinks via e-mails.

Born in Cuba, her children call her Mami, the grandkids, Abuela.


Her name is Ruth.
And she raised seven marvelous children.

And I was fortunate enough
to marry her middle child




 Mr. Twig, ever at her side.




This Mother's Day, I want to honor my favorite follower of all,
my Mother-in- Law Love, Ruth.


 (Our wedding day, 2007)

Your family loves you.
Your children love you.
Your son loves you.
And I love you.

Happy Mother's Day!

37 comments:

Malisa said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mother-in-law!

A Cottage Muse said...

I agree with Malisa...beautiful tribute to Ruth! Love the old photos...thank you for sharing them with us!

debsea said...

oh that was so wonderful! what a fabulous family, and how lucky to have photos like that! so special. i love the snowy one...

Dorthe said...

Anne, so sweet and loving a post,
and I love the photoes.

Have a wonderfull day, dear.
Hugs,Dorthe

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Anne:
I'm sure Ruth is going to love your post. The only thing missing is YOU in the wedding picture! ;-P
Even so, all the photos are wonderful.
xoxo
Donna

Faded Charm said...

What a sweet post, Anne. It's so nice that you get along so well with your MIL. Loved all the old photos.

Take care,

Kathleen

Annesphamily said...

Hi Anne! I have never seen quite as lovely a Mother's Day tribute to a MIL as this one! What a generous person both of you must be to care so deeply for each other! God Bless You! Anne

Happy Mother's Day!

Preppy Mama said...

so beautiful. what a wonderful tribute to your beautiful mother-in-law!

Beatnheart said...

She's lucky to have such a fine D-I-L....Your a sweetheart to honor her...

Julie said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Mother-in-law, Anne...beautifully done!

Happy Mother's Day to you, as well!

Sarah said...

Anne, love seeing old photos. They bring back memories of my own youth. Funny how a period of time can look so similar in someone else's home. Lovely tribute to your MIL.
Hugs ~ Sarah

hometown girl said...

anne, what a sweet post. you are so blessed to have a wonderful mother-in-law. i barely knew mine before she passed away and what a wonderful daughter in law she has in you!! have a beautiful day! susan

Privet and Holly said...

Anne, the two of you are truly blessed to have each other.... and of course, Mr. Twig is blessed to have you BOTH. A beautiful tribute to the one who gave you THE ONE. What a lovely way to celebrate the day. You are such a dear person and it was a lucky day that you knocked on my front door. xx P&H PS: GREAT Photos!!

Windlost said...

What a beautiful post. I think this is one of the most beautiful, thoughtful, sweet posts I have ever read. You are obviously a beautiful person to see the beauty in another and write such a lovely thing. I think you are blessed to have each other....love that you wrote this and what a wonderful collection of photos to share also.

xo's from Canada, Terri

mimi charmante said...

Anne, she is absolutely beautiful - I love that she, as well as her children, are smiling in each and every photo. What a lucky daughter-in-law you are!
Bisous
xx

Paris Atelier said...

Hi Anne,
What a gorgeous and beautiful for your Mother-in-Law. You are truly lucky and so is she.

Olive Cooper said...

Anne,
What a fine post in honor of your MIL. Sweet indeed.

xx
Olive

clustres said...

Such a lovely tribute and is very telling of what kind of person you must be. I am thinking your Ruth is thinking how lucky she is to have you in her life.
Pam

sissie said...

Anne,
You are so sweet to pay such a nice tribute to your Mother-in-love! I love the photos.

I'm sure that she feels the same way about her wonderful Anne.

hugs
Sissie

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a wonderful tribute you your mother-in-law!

~ Tracy

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anne,

What a lovely post and tribute to your sweet Mother in law. All the wonderful old family photos are precious and how neat to have them.
She is lucky to have such a beautiful daughter in law too.
Have a wonderful week
Hugs
Carolyn

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Gorgeous post... so lovely that you have such a beautiful connection with your Mother In 'Love' .. sweet... Love all these photos especially the one with your 'twig by her side' ... I hope you had a wonderful day. Julie

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love your mom's pictures! Especially that first black dress! So classic.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Debby said...

I love your sweet post to your MIL!!! You are the best.
debby

Marlene said...

Hi Anne, My mother too is from Cuba..We call her Mami and my father is Papi... they actually call each other that also...I did a tribute to my mom not too long ago..and though she does not read my blog she was very touched by that blog whichspoke of what she meant to me...I think your mother(inlaw) will treasure this post!
Marlene xo

Chickens in the Basement said...

I'm so jealous. I always wanted in-laws that would want to be a part of our family. Happy Mother's Day Mami!

Marija said...

Ok. This almost made me break down and sob. Beautiful post. Terrific images. I hope she knows how lucky she is to have a relationship like this with her daughter in law. Although based on what you've said, I absolutely suspect she does...

Marija

Linda said...

This is just the sweetest post, Anne~ thank you for sharing this special lady with us!

Janet said...

what a precious tribute to someone who has clearly had an amazing impact on your life! you are truly blessed on this mother's day!

diane said...

How beautiful Anne....she is surely blessed =)

Theresa said...

What a wonderful Mother, always surrounding by people who love her! I pray you all had a special day! Love you!

Kathy said...

You can just feel the love in your post, how awesome!

stacey yacula studio said...

I am not sure how I stumbled across your blog this morning but what a beautiful mother's day wish for your mother-in-love.
I have three boys and I always say I pray for loving daughter-in-laws. Looks like yours got her wish!

Tina said...

Such a lovely post Anne! How very lucky you both are to have each other:) I love that your beautiful mother-in-law emails you about your blog, that is just gorgeous!! Wishing you both a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

What a sweet post! I hope you had a wonderful day! Have a great Monday!

Rebecca said...

Hi Anne
I hope you had a good mothers day and did something special for yourself. You are a sweet soul and so loved.
This post was so dear and I am sure your mother in law loved and appreciated it even without a comment!
Many blessings to you this week
Rebecca

red.neck chic said...

I'm just wonderin' if Mr. Twig still has that suit coat - and if so, when will he be wearing it again? Just wonderin'...

GORGEOUS post!!! I betcha' if she blogged there would be a post about her gorgeous daughter... you might know her... her name's Anne? Anywho - bet that would be the case!

Now - I want that jacket.

:-D xoxo
robelyn

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