Roses And Emotions

This picture just says “Mother’s Day” to me:

It was taken on my first Mother’s Day, and we were on our way to church. If you look closely, you’ll see that I have a red rose on my lapel, and Marshall is sporting one on his hat (safe from curious little hands).

Did you ever participate in the tradition of wearing a rose on Mother’s Day? (Red if your mother is still living, white if she has passed on.)  My mother always wore a red one while she still had her mom, but she never wore a white one after her mom was gone.

Mother’s Day is perhaps the most emotional holiday of them all.  It’s such a difficult day for those whose mothers are no longer here and for those who always longed to be moms, but never were.

It’s especially joyful for those celebrating their first Mother’s Day.

And, first or thirty-something, that joy continues with each celebration.

“Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside.” ~Rachel Wolchin

~These Days Of Mine~


7 responses to “Roses And Emotions

  1. I have never heard of the rose tradition on Mother’s Day. I am very lucky to still have my dear mom. Enjoy your day!!

  2. Not familiar with that tradition but it is a lovely one. Glad you have Marshall to celebrate the day with.


  3. Beautiful Dianna!

  4. And I remember you bringing that handsome fella to church. What a wonderful young man he’s grown into. GREAT job, MOM!!! I’m blessed to still have my Mom, but sadly it seems the tradition of wearing flowers has gone by. Have a Wonderful Mother’s Day!

  5. I remember you telling me about this tradition, but hadn’t thought about it since then.. Happy Mother’s Day !!

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I do fondly remember this tradition but must admit I have not honored it in a long time. Have a Happy and Blessed Mother’s Day, Dianna.

  7. We also practiced that tradition on Mother’s Day except it was with carnations instead of roses. Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day, Dianna. We are truly blessed!

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