Happy Mother’s Day

As of July 2017 Photobucket has blacked out all my photos and is holding them hostage on their site.


Happy days to you, Best of Mothers, Joy as dear as you give to others, And as much through life that is sweet and true, As my life owes to your love and YOU.

This was the sentiment on a Mother’s Day card from Rex (“Dears” father) to Nettie, Rex’s mother. On the back of the framed card are notes from Nettie about the history around this card.


We were staying with grandpa at Wayne City. Came home in March ’41. Rex was inducted in the Army April 9, 1941, was sent to Fort Custer Mich. for training. On mother’s day I went up to spend with Rex. On Dec. 4th he got to come home for 5 months. On May 18, 1942 he was called back to service, on June 20th he sailed for over sea service. On July 19 he landed in Australia, then to New Guinea. He has been gone over a year now. This mother’s day, May 9, 1943 I received a beautiful potted plant, a hydrangea with 12 blossoms on it. I hope and pray before another Mother’s Day Rex will be back with us safe and sound.

Rex made it back safe and sound. We have so many wonderful memories of both Rex and Nettie.  Rex and his mother Nettie died in 1985, Nettie in September and Rex in October.

 Happy Mother’s Day to my own dear mom.

Here she is with the first four of us. Mom, Kathy, me, Fred, and Vera. Fred and Vera have the cool shades on. I was the baby of the family for eight years then my mother and father had four more!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms I love…my sisters, my sisters in law, my friends, my nieces, my cousins, and my blogger friends. Enjoy the love of the Lord today in a special way. “Dear” had these sent to Washington to surprise me for Mother’s Day. What a dear he is…

Josh and Laura treated me to a Saturday afternoon trip to downtown Seattle and then to West Seattle for dinner at Salty’s.

Josh and Laura at Pike Place Market

This street performer was amazing!

Mother and Son

The view from Salty’s looking East to Downtown Seattle

Thanks Laura and Josh for a lovely afternoon and evening!

I’ll be spending Mother’s Day with Dan and Katie. God is good.

Here is a photo of our Mom’s Group at Sunrise. We meet on Tuesdays. I join them when I am in Seattle. It keeps me young to be around these Moms who want to stay close to Jesus and raise their kids in a way that pleases God. Happy Mother’s Day, Ladies!

Deena, Shawna, Sara and Terri. Bridget is missing in this photo, but I nabbed this photo of her with Finn from her blog…

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

9 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day

  1. Happy Mother’s Day Ellen!
    I’m glad that you can be with all three (four) of your terrific kids! I’ll be with 2 out of 3 of mine.
    Love, Jeanie

    Hi Jeanie! A very Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  2. The picture of you guys and mom is priceless. Where did they get those classy shades.

    Fun photos!

    Happy Mother’s Day dear sister!

    ellen backatcha: And why were Kathy and I left out of that coolness??Thanks, Lana.

  3. Happy Mother’s Day Ellen. The Lord is good.
    I so enjoyed the little history card and what was written regarding it. Such a treasure.
    Your pictures are wonderful. I’ve never been to Pike Place Market, I’ve heard about it and it wasn’t that long ago that I told my beloved that I’d love a trip to Seattle this summer.

    Lovella, Yes, your beloved needs to bring you to Seattle. Summer is gorgeous here. A very happy mother’s day to you. Blessings

  4. Happy Mother’s Day Ellen! Four of mine are scattered across the globe today – sniff – but the phone calls were sweet – and this evening DH and DD are taking me out to dinner!

    Mother/baby picture is perfect!

    Hi Islandsparrow, I’ll sniff for you…I was in California last Mother’s day away form my chicks! Hope your dinner was yummy!

  5. ellen,

    can i have a copy of that sweet moms group shot? see you tuesday… 🙂

    Hi Deena, Yes, I’ll get you a copy.

  6. Wonderful memories. Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day. British Mothers Day is in March.


    Hi Sarah, I was wondering, thanks for clarifying. Blessings on you.

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