To all moms of 2 and 4 leggers!!
Madi is letting me aka Mom post today.
Below is a photo that was taken in 1998 during my daughter's wedding portrait sitting.
Thank goodness we had a very wise and experienced photographer.
It was his custom to take a snap shot of moms, daughters and grandmothers if all were present.
This is a treasured snap shot....
I am on the left, my daughter in the center and my Mama aka Mom on the right.
My mama loved this photo.
Mother's Day about 15 years ago a friend helped me copy this photo onto fabric.
Then I made the pillow below and added the photo to it. Mama kept this
pillow on her bed and she told me every night she kissed her girls
good night. Mothers do things like that.
Not everyone is called Mom, Mother or Grandmother:
My mother always wanted me to call her Mother...I called her Mama
My daughter calls me Ma
Before my daughter was born, Mama said I hope this baby will call me something unusual.
Evidently my daughter heard that request. From the day she could speak
she called my Mama, Loula.
Mama's given name was Lou...just Lou not Louise. Her middle name was Daniel.
Mama was the baby of 7, 5 of them girls, 1 boy. Mama was born when her *Mother was in her mid 40's. Maybe they were hoping for another boy.
I'm sure my daughter heard my Dad call Mama, Lou. Thus the Lou part, as for the la, no clue.
After my daughter was born, nearly everyone who knew my Mama started calling her Loula
even at work. I even called her Loula more than Mama and my husband called her Loula.
I called my *maternal grandmother, Annie Ma.
This name came from the oldest granddaughter, Becky. I'm told Becky could not
pronounce "G's". She was trying to say Grandma..somehow it came out
Annie Ma and it stuck. My paternal Grandmother...was Grandmother...nothing else.
I love names and how they came about. What do you call your Mom or Grandmother?