Friday, February 26, 2010

Flashback Friday: Me and My Mommy

I didn't have a black and white picture to use(which was this week's optional theme), but I have this cute old picture.
This would have been up north in New York City or somewhere else up there. (Mom will have to tell me! Not sure with the nice grassy scene, I doubt it's Queens?). I was born in Queens, NY. We moved to Florida when I was almost four.

My mom is a wonderful mom! She is one of my best friends and I am very blessed to have her. She grew up in a very stressful way, and she never thought she would grow up to have a happy normal life. My grandmother had mental problems and delusions about a lot of things. She treated my mom very nice and loved her, but treated everyone else badly due to paranoia that someone was always out to get her and such. That very badly affected my mother, as a child. The neighbors where she(and her older brother) grew up in Queens hated my grandmother because of this, and said rude comments to my mom about it (what kind of people say that stuff to a little kid??). After a series of God guided events in my mother's life, her father was back in her life at age 12 which helped change everything for the better, she found faith in God at age 18, and then she met my father while in college through a friend (he did not attend that college). They were later married and had me and my sister. We grew up in a safe and happy environment and were truly blessed by two good parents.

This picture captures some of the happiness and peace of growing up with my parents. And now I also have that feeling of motherhood with arms outreached towards Kavi to come to mama!

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11 comments:

Christopher And Tia said...

This is a beautiful, perfect, picture. It reminds me of every happy moment that I had a child. And it makes me think about the happy moments that my kids will have... I wonder how they'll remember them?

I'm so glad to hear that your mom escaped a rocky childhood and ended up with a wonderful happy family :)

Nen said...

i know i said it on Facebook... but VERY SWEET! it almost even looks like a dream... the way the whites are a little blurry-bright. :)

Abigail Leigh said...

I love old photos like this. I found some great ones of me and my dad.

Marlene said...

What a sweet story. My mom and I have a great relationship, too. :)

SewSweetStitches said...

Oh wow, that photo is absolutely gorgeous! What a treasure! And a thank you for sharing such personal insight. I wish I could be more open like you, much appreciated!
xo Melissa

AlyGatr said...

That is a sweet picture. I'm not sure why my mom hardly ever got in pictures, but I love the ones I have with me and her together. That's definitely one to treasure.

Oh Mandie! said...

Thats a lovely picture and an a story that I'm glad to see had a happy ending. It's amazing how the love of God is all around us and its heart warming to know that His intervention provided her with happiness, peace, and a wonderful family.

Casy Schweickart said...

That is a great picture. It captures everything that a child should feel at that age!! Love it!!

considerthelillies said...

Christina and her sister Jenny along with my fantastic husband Ray and dear friend Rachel who is like a third daughter to us, have been the absolute joy of my life and I am so thankful to God for it! I love you and miss you sweetie, only a few days till I see you! :)
P.S. Dad got choked up from your post!

considerthelillies said...

Then God sent the most perfect son-in-law, Suj who is the greatest guy you will ever meet! He has added so much happiness to the family, and of course, my sweet little grandson Kavi who is the superstar of the family! He is the cutest, sweetest, smartest little guy ever!!!! His hugs and kisses are heart melting!

Nishant said...

I'm so glad to hear that your mom escaped a rocky childhood and ended up with a wonderful happy family :)
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