Tuesday, May 09, 2006


I found this old photo while looking for a photo of mother to use for Mothers Day. This was taken 2 years before my parents divorced. They were married 28 years and I thought they would be together forever. I was very blessed that when they remarried they each found a wonderful mate. My stepdad was like a second dad to me and my stepmom was like a mom. Every photo of my parents seem to have them laughing. Not the normal picture smile but actual laughing. All things aren't as they seem since they must have been unhappy with each other. Though I was hurt they divorced I was blessed to have 2 sets of parents that loved me very much and were always there for me. I miss my mother and dad. I think of them everyday. I know they are watching over me and that gives me comfort and strength. Cherish each moment with your parents if they are still with you. Parents are a precious blessing!

16 comments:

pinky said...

What a beautiful tribute to your parents and your extra-parents. My parents divorced after 23 years, so I can empathize with this post.

Happy Mother's Day, and may the sun shine upon you the way your light shines on others.

Donna said...

I can sympathize too! My mom and dad divorced a few months after my own wedding and their 25th anniversary. My mom hasn't remarried but has made a good life for herself. My dad has remarried and they live just a few miles from us on their goat farm.

Gail said...

Thankyou for sharing this with us, your love for all parents shines thru, I hope your mothers day is blesd with happy moments.

dolly said...

Hi Peggy

thanks so much for the soaps, I used them last night, divine!!!!!

I am so glad you got through your parents divorce without any pain...a rare thing, I reckon

dollx

ms*robyn said...

my parents split after 30 years of marriage. They fought like cat and dog most of my life... I hated it. Funny thing - once they split up, they never had an argument and became friends.
Your dad - looks a little like Clark Gable, don't you think?
thanks for sharing these memories, Peggy xoxo

deni said...

That was so sweet. I miss my mother everyday.

Patricia said...

a sweet and true sentiment, for sure. the longer i have with my mom, the more i start to think about this and each year, each day, becomes more important. thank you for the reminder.

Pam said...

I used to think my kids' generation was the generation effected the most with divorced parents....more and more I am finding that my generation has had its share as well. My parents were married just a couple months short of 60 years when my father died.

Connie and Rob said...

Dear Peggy,
Your parents look so cute. What a wonderful picture. It is great that you were able to have such a good relationship with their new spouses. I am sure that meant a lot to your mom and dad. Parents are a blessing. My mom is 84 and my dad is 93 and I thank God for every day and every memory I have with them.

Hugs,
Connie

Heather Smith said...

Have a Happy Mother's Day, Peggy. Cherish the memories of both of your Moms!

Jeanne said...

Love that photo of your parents.
I am glad they each found happiness!
Love Jeanne

Leslie said...

I miss my Mom, too. So many times I wish I could just pick up the phone and share something with her, or ask her a question.

Lucky me, though, my Mom's mom is still living. I should call her more, to share "no news" days. It's the normal fabric of life that makes us, I think, and it's a shame I only share the big news with her.

Thank you for this post.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing about your parents divorce and the afterlife. I too left after 29 years of marriage. I know that it hurt my four children. I spent their entire life teaching them that marriage is til' death do us part. So much of me died before I finally left.

judypatooote said...

Such a nice picture Peggy.....I never had to experience divorce, but you are lucky that you gained 2 sets of parents, and it sounds like they were happy......

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Beautiful post. I still have my parents. In fact, I am leaving to go there soon to help them move to Arizona. I will be gone for 3 weeks but my laptop is going with me. They are in their 80's now. I love the music too.

Mindy said...

What a endearing post and tribute to your parents. Enjoy!