Thursday, May 9, 2013

"Mom" ~ Theme Thursday ~ 5/9/13

Hi there and welcome to my little spot on the web!
 I'm so happy to link up today with 
for her super fun blog hop,

Wow, love this idea for a theme as we near Mother's Day.
Fantastic idea!

Happy "early" Mother's Day to all Moms who are clicking in!

This week's theme found me gathering pictures of
 MY Mom as well as a few shots of ME with my kids!
Mom at Rockaway Beach, Queens, circa 1940
Mom passed into Eternal Life two weeks to the day before her 88th birthday.
  My piece,
is  a short reflection on Mom's life and times.

Mom  and Dad 
~Wedding Day~
October 3, 1943

Chris Capolino Parents



These were taken on Christmas  Day 2008,
here i  my home,
 exactly one month before Mom passed.

It is REALLY hard to choose just a few
 from the wealth of pictures on hand, isn't it?

Thirteen years into MY Mom journey,
I begin to appreciate and understand all Mom did for us.
Thank God were had honestly and closeness.
As the years roll on without her, I realize how important that is.
The memories are filled with that.

Shots of ME and my kids?

I'm the one usually behind the lens, doing the pointing and clicking.
here are a few:
I love this one, taken in Glacier National Park in July 2012.
Isn't it just gorgeous?

The one below was snapped by a kindly passer-by at
 the March for Life in DC this past January.
Wow, were we freezing, wet and completely wiped out.
BUT yet .....  invigorated!
The face of the pro life movement is fresh, young and vital
 and we are thrilled to be a part of it!
Hey, perhaps you were there as well and we passed on Constitution Avenue? )

And this last one was just taken on Holy Saturday of this year, 
which was also my birthday!

Thank you, friends, for visiting! 
And please head over to Cari's blog for more
 "Moms" and  Theme Thursday!

Have a lovely and peaceful day!

 Until next time,



  1. That picture of your mom on the beach? Love! Another blogger noted how glamorous everyone looked in the 40s and 50s, like the whole world was a movie star. You mom fits the bill!

    1. Thanks, Cari, for your sweet comment!
      And yes, I DO see that in those long ago shots! Very true, indeed!

      Thank you for stopping in and for hosting!
      Love this theme thread...:)

      Have a great day!

  2. Your mother is gorgeous! I just love the photos of her when she was young. The grandma photos really got me, though. What blessings to have her around and close. I'm sorry for your loss, but glad you had (have!) such a great mom.

    1. Thank you, Micaela!!
      So nice of you to stop in.
      Your kind words are appreciated.

      Heading over to your spot now!
      Have a great day.

  3. Yes, the beach pic is so wonderful! What a gift photography is that we can see into our past this way.

    Campfires and Cleats, love the title!

    1. Rebekah,
      Thank you so much for stopping in and leaving such a lovely comment!

      True, true....yes and don;t we take it for granted that old photos can give us a glimpse into the past!
      Heading to your blog now as well:)

  4. I love old wedding pictures. We have a family tree of wedding pictures in our dining room. Happy Mother's Day! What a great tribute to your mom.

    1. Wow, Madeline! Great idea!!
      I love that!
      Although, beyond mine and my own parents, I donlt think there are any wedding pics to be had!
      Perhaps aunts and uncles.
      I'll bet that looks beautiful!

      Thank you for stopping in and for the kind words!

      Happy Mother's Day to you too, friend....

  5. Beautiful pictures of your mom, and you too :) You can definitely see the family resemblance! Have a blessed Mother's Day.

    1. Aw, thanks, Laura....I appreciate the comment and the happy thoughts for Mother's Day!
      You too! Enjoy the day!

  6. A lovely testament to your mom. It is so true that we appreciate our moms the further we get into our journey as mothers! Thanks for sharing this at NOBH.

    1. Thank YOU, Kim, for stopping in and leaving such kind words!

      It is very much appreciated!


  7. Lovely essay remembering your mother and father. Thanks for joining us at Friendly Friday! I value your support and "online" friendship!

    1. Thank you so much, Sylvia...
      I feel much the same: I am very grateful for knowing you as well!

      Thank you for stopping in!


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