Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Happy Birthday Momma!

I say "momma" but I wonder if that's what I'd call you if you were alive - or would I say Mom or Mother, or a combination?

I'm called all three names by my three children, depending on what kind of mood they're in.
"Oh Momma." When they are feeling more sentimental.
"Oh Mom." When I've done something they're not too pleased with and usually for general usage.
"Oh Mother." When I've really embarrassed them.
It's more the tone that says it all.

I also wonder when I'm long gone and it's my birthday, will my kids celebrate it anyway?

Over the past 43 years since you've been gone, I know I didn't acknowledge your birth every year.  Sometimes the day presses on my heart and I can't let it slip by.

 Happy 96th Birthday!

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What are you called and does it matter to you? Or what do you call your Mother? Does it matter to her?


  1. This was a very moving post, Lynn.

  2. Today is the anniversary of my dad's passing. He too would be 96. Funny, my son calls me Momma sometimes and my daughter calls me MOM! :)

  3. What a sweet tribute to your mom, Lynn.

    I called my mom, Mom, and my kids call me the same. Our family is definitely part of the "Mom" group!

    Critter Alley

    P.S. Thanks for sending me a copy of the article from Sasee. You are so thoughtful!

  4. I think I am just Mom...doesn't matter to me but sure did when I was a tiny tot. My mom did not want to be Mom, Mama, or Mommy...I was to call her Mother or she did not recognize me. I learned fast!

  5. They call me Mom. I seem to embarrass my middle child more than anybody else. I am not allowed to post any photos of her on FB unless she is under the age of 10 or in her early 20's and on, lol. NO braces pictures.

    We celebrated our Grandma T.'s 100th birthday last summer, and she died on her 88th birthday, so, yes, in our family we sometimes do!


    Kathy M.

  6. Vary lovely tribute, Lynn.

    Last week my dad would've been 97.

    When I was little, it was Mommy. Later on it was Mom.

  7. This brought tears to my eyes, Lynn. Beautiful, and good questions. I wonder what my kids will call me (when I actually have any that is).


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