David's Reformed Church Congregation

David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sentimental Sunday - Happy Mother's Day, Mom

Mom, on her 75th birthday

Engagement Portait, Age 19

At about 5 years old

Mom, a beautiful baby!

Happy Mother's Day to my mom, Marilyn Norris Shoemaker.
I once read once that "the most important things we can give our children are roots and wings" and my mother did just that. I was blessed to have parents that loved each other and loved me and my brothers unconditionally. She made sure we knew where we came from and at the same time, she also made us believe we could be whatever we wanted to be. We have always known that mom was there for us; no matter what. She rocked us to sleep, (usually to the tune of "A Bushel and a Peck"and a little pat on the bottom!), included a kiss with every bandaged "boo-boo", attended every teacher's meeting, sports event, and school plays, cooked tasty meals on a small budget, and looked beautiful while she was doing it all. As we became adults and our lives became more complicated, she was and still remains right here with us; sharing both our joys and our sorrows. There is no way we can ever adequately thank her for everything she has done and continues to do for us, but I want to say "Happy Mother's Day", mom.
Love you "A Bushel and a Peck"!


  1. Very nice visual of your beautiful mother through her life! Thank you for sharing with us!

  2. What a very wonderful post...so nice you have
    so many great photos of your mom!

  3. Special post, your mom has the most engaging smile. Beautiful lady.

  4. Lori, those are beautiful pictures of your mom, and this is really a lovely tribute. I can tell you love your mom!


  5. It's such fun to look at photographs taken of the same person at various times of their lives. Your mom is just as lovely at 75 as she was at 19!