Friday, May 13, 2016

On the 85th anniversary of her birth...

Today, on what would have been her 85th birthday, with love we remember our beautiful mother. The collage I've inserted features some of my favourite photos of my mom as she travelled through life, both in Ireland and on her journeys beyond its shores, images which speak to Jonathan Swift's adage, 'May you live every day of your life'.

Our mother was born in Holles Street Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday the 13th, 1931 — always a lucky day — and passed away in 2012, one day after her 81st birthday. We very much miss her 'joie de vivre', and live our lives out loud in honour of our mamma.


Mamma, Happy Birthday in Heaven! 


Click on collage to view larger version.
©irisheyesjgg 2016.

8 comments:

  1. Jennifer, such a lovely tribute... her beautiful, joyful smile stayed with her over the years...May you enjoy all these happy memories always.

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    1. Chris, thanks very much for your comments. Though I feel sad today, I will be buoyed by memories of happy times, and along with her joyful smile I'll remember her laugh, one of the best laughs I've ever known.

      Cheers to you,
      Jennifer

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  2. Friday the 13th, definitely lucky because your beautiful mother was born. A lovely post.

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    1. Colleen, thanks very much for your comments. I feel exactly the same way -- Friday the 13th is a very lucky day.

      Cheers to you,
      Jennifer

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  3. Jenn, a lovely remembrance of your mother. Hope you have a lucky feeling day today too.

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    1. Charlotte, thanks very much for your comments. I am feeling the luck of the day. It was raining and cold this morning and now the sun is shining bright.

      Cheers to you,
      Jennifer

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  4. A lovely tribute...such wonderful images of a joyful, vibrant mother :)

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    1. Pauleen, thanks very much for your comments. She did indeed have joy for life!

      Cheers to you,
      Jennifer

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