Friday, 8 January 2016

Friday Smiles...

Hello All

As many of you may by now be aware, I recently lost my Mum and yesterday was her funeral.  Whilst we, as a family, are mourning her loss, we have all been taking the time to look at old photographs and talk about Mum, with a lot of funny stories being shared once again.  

One such episode was in 2008 on the occasion of my Graduation.  I shared a photo of Mum HERE, which was of Mum donning my mortar board.  Now I should let you know that neither Mum or I like having our photos taken.  But after the Graduation itself my Dad and Hubby walked to the car park to pick their cars up whilst Mum and I sat on a wall and waited for them.   Then Mum asked:-

"What is a selfie?"

"I will show you."

"Ahhhhhh!"

Want to see it?    Course you do...

I discovered my Dad had not seen this photo until I shared my Graduation Album with him.  It is one of his favourite photos now.  Not bad for a photo of two people who hate having their picture taken!!!

This is my Friday Smile and I am sharing this with Annie.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Hugs

Hettie
  

29 comments:

Annie said...

What a beautiful photo of two lovely people Sam. I guessed what had happened ....such sad news for your family. Even when it's something we know has to happen at some point it's always a shock. Sending you lots of love and hugs.
Annie x

Lynn Holland said...

I know I'm supposed to be smiling but I can't help having a little cry. Precious little times like this mean so much
Lynn xx

Di said...

Oh Sam,this is just such a beautiful photo of you and your lovely Mum. One to treasure indeed.

Hugs

Di xx



Kathyk said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but this IS a lovely "selfie" and you do right to share it

Kathyk

Laura said...

Sorry for your loss x
That is a great photo. She has such a warm smile and kind eyes.
Makes me think I must take more photos of me and my loved ones...

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh dear dear Sam, I too have teared up reading this, but Tis a very happy snap and so I understand why your dad loves it, Mumma looks very happy with her clever daughter.
Thanks for sharing, my mum passed quite a few years ago as she wasn't well for ages, but such memories are precious treasures and I am glad for those we shared ever so much, God bless and comfort you dear friend. Shaz in Oz.x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've been out of the loop for so long, I had NO idea about your mother. My sincere sympathies for your loss, although I realize those words sound so hollow. The selfie is wonderful, though, and I thought it was a stunning picture of the two of you. I am glad you were able to find a bit of a smile today, because it looks like she was a truly beautiful lady.

Jo said...

Oh Sam, I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Your photo is gorgeous.....2 lovely ladies, you can see the love & happiness shining through your beautiful smiles.
hugs to you
Jo x

Twiglet said...

What a special photo of you both. Sending you love and a big Shropshire hug. x Jo

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh Sam, I didn't realise and am so sorry for your loss. Your wonderful photo of you and mum is a real treasure and memory. Sending you many hugs. Take care Zo xx

Angela Radford said...

All we can hope for is a long and happy life with people around us we love and I am sure your mum had that. The photo is lovely. None the less it is a sad time and I am sending you big hugs, Angela xXx

Susanne Vargas said...

What a sweet, sweet picture! Hope memories like these will help you through these difficult times!
Wishing you lots of strength,
Susanne

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a gorgeous photo of you both....it's so important to talk about our loved ones who have passed away. She looked a bundle of fun, obviously it's passed on to her daughter :-) Sending you the biggest hug, I still miss my mum three years down the line.....
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Lisca Meijer said...

No, I wasn't aware that your mum had died. My condolences.
But on the positive side: what an amazing photo! A treasure! You both look really great on this selfie.
Have a good week,
Blessings,
Lisca

SARN said...

What a brilliant SELFIE mate. Definitely one to treasure. Look at you with your dark hair!!! Great picture of a proud day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

JoZart Quilts said...

That photo is a real treasure and I am sure it will bring joy and peace to you and your family and help as you grieve the loss of your dear Mum. Keep smiling as I am sure your Mum would want you to do , so it's the perfect post for Friday's Smile this week.
Jo x

Helen said...

well it's a great selfie, and a lovely memory of a great day I am sure! Enjoy the memories you are sharing with your family, and take strength in her love for you. xx Helen

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous photo and two lovely smiling people. So glad that she asked the question.

Kath x

Brenda said...

Oh my, I am so loving this photo of you and your mum Sam!! I don't know why either of you don't like having your photo taken because you both are very photogenic! I don't like my picture taken because I am NOT photogenic. lol What a beautiful picture to have of you both, I can certainly understand why it is your dad's favorite picture now. You both are beautiful! I find that I am happiest when I can talk of memories of my beloved Dwayne. Memories are all we have know so they are even more precious to us. Hold tight to those memories Sam! Sending lots of love and big hugs! Brenda

Carol L said...

I'm sorry, but I wasn't aware that you'd lost your mum but I send my heartfelt sympathy to you. What a fantastic selfie to remember such a fantastic moment in time!! I just love those great smiles :) Take care

mamapez5 said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mum, but what a lovely photo of you together. That will be a treasured possession I am sure. I lost my mum twenty years ago, but her smiling photo still sits on my mantle shelf. She never really went away. I hear her commenting on everything I do. I am glad you have some happy memories to remember her by. Hugs. Kate x

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful smiles Sam, Hugs Robyn

Diane said...

What a beautiful and fun picture of you both, I am so sorry to hear about your mother.

Hugs Diane

Team Clark said...

Oh sweetie, so very sorry for your loss. This selfie is priceless to you now and I appreciate you sharing it with us. My Grandmother passed several years ago and the only thing that helps me get through it is to do my best day to day to live a life that she would be proud of, and honor her legacy by trying to be as good of a person as she was.
Isaiah 53:4 "Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;"

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
I am a bit late with my comment, but as they say better late than never.
Wonderful photo of your mother and you.
A great Friday smiles.
Yes you still reminisce about them many years later as me and my sisters do when we are together.
So enjoy all the reminiscing in the next years to come, as this is a wonderful way to remember them.
Love and biggest hugs Jenny L.

Kimbo said...

Wonderful memories for you x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so glad I scrolled down and saw this, Sam! I thought the photo of your mom with your mortar board was adorable, but this one is even more so and all the better because you are in it! We would never know either of you hated to have your photos taken and, of course, now it is such a treasure! Hugs, Darnell

butterfly said...

That's a really lovely photo - as a fellow photo-phobe, I sympathise and therefore can really celebrate with you that you have this lovely image of the two of you together. She must have been so proud of you graduating - and how lovely that you've been able to give your father this extra glimpse of her that he hadn't seen. Yes, I'm smiling... through tears.
Alison xx

Handcrafted by Picto said...

What a lovely photo, I'm so sorry for your loss, it's been 3 years since my mum passed, I treasure every moment we spent together and every phone conversation we had. Hugs xx