Mother’s Day & My Mom~Linda Ryan



The above picture is my Mom & myself when my Dad was stationed in Vietnam. I never realized back then that one day, my Mom would be my best friend! My Mom was born in Hornell NY in 1947 (yes she older than she looks)… in Hornell NY area. She is the oldest of the 4 sisters and is just about a month older than my Dad. The Mother of us 3 kids, (I am the oldest, then my brother and my sister). My Mom is the Grandma to 8 grandchildren- 4 girls & 4 boys ranging in ages from 22 down to 11 years of age. Then to top it off my Mom is a Great-Grandma to a 20 month old little girl.

Now that I have given you a little background on her, I want to take a moment to tell you how she has made such an impact on my life!
Looking back when I was a kid I didn’t understand why my Mom had to say no, why we would have to do chores and the importance of the things she taught me. Sometimes I was a brat. For instance, one year she got me a snowsuit- I.LOVED.IT… but it didn’t fit. SO I just zipped it all the way to the top, and refused to get out of it. More or less threw a tantrum-and boy was she mad. I probably looked something like this:


or the time I wanted a gerbil or hamster…. again-threw a fit. Mom had her reasons… and looking back I understand now after raising (almost raising) all 3 of my kids.

My Mom has ALWAYS been there for any of my important times. Whether it was a Chorus Event, or my Graduations from high school and business school. She was there for BOTH of my (that just sounds funny to me), the birth of EACH of my kids (one she and my Dad has to drive over 3 hours to get to), then my Mom stayed the whole first week, I remember crying as she drove away…..

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My Mom has always been there to listen, loved me unconditionally and is one of my best cheerleaders (like a tie with my husband). She encourages me in all that I do. If I had too many candles to pour? Who showed up to help? My Mom. During my many times in the hospital whether it was my leg issues, among others-there she sat by my side. Now that I have moved on from my candle business to my web hosting/designs and blogging-she still encourages & supports me; even though she doesn’t understand it. lol.. my silly Mom.

From my Mom I have learned to love my children; unconditionally. When the going gets tough; the tough get tougher. And no matter what NEVER GIVE UP. I will love her forever and on this Mother’s Day; even if I can’t get her the ‘best gift ever’… I will spend Sunday with her and celebrate Mother’s Day AND her 65th birthday. My only hope is I can look as young as she does when I am her age! I love you Mom; more than ever!

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  • Cherish every moment with your mother! My mother & I were best friend ,she passed away last July & I still want to call her & tell her things.

  • Oh… I am quite impressed to see these touching and lovely photographs. Wow…. It’s Mother’s Day and I have photos with my mom. Thanks for remind me touching moments!
    Chelsea Law @ mansfield

  • How sweet you are! My mom and I talk every day too but we have the kind of rocky relationship that goes with bipolar disorder (her). I wish that she had been able to be a rock in my life but I was hers and that makes our relationship a little awkward at times.

    Your mama is beautiful and I hope that she read this and cried huge tears of pride and joy.

    • Wow Summer I am sure that is tough. My Mom and I text alot-she only lives 10 minutes away but sometimes we don’t physically see eachother as much as I would like. She did cry lol

  • What an amazing post! Your mom sounds like a great one, and you, well, you sound a LOT like my kids! lol I think we all had our moments as children! Your mom is beautiful, and so are you <3

    • Aww Thank you Leila. She is a great Mom and its funny because my eyes are from my Dad’s side; obviously the rest is from my Mom’s.

  • I love this post!! So sweet. Unconditional love is such a gift to pass on and it makes my heart happy to know that you have such a wonderful relationship.

  • I absolutely adore the photos in this post – and that last one of the two of you is just perfect 🙂 My mom is my best friend too – which is good, since she had to move in with me a couple of years ago, lol. Great post – and Happy Mother’s Day!

    • Aww thank you Meagan! A few years back we actually had my parents move in to a house we were renting from them while they got their new house finished… I have to tell you it was THE BEST time ever; and my kids got to enjoy them so much! Happy Mother’s Day to you and your Mom.

  • Ahead of time, Happy Birthday Becky’s Mom! 🙂

    That’s so sweet Becky and I know what you mean about your relationship with her. My mom is my best friend and would drop everything for my children and I.

  • What a sweet post. I feel that my mom is my best friend as well. We got closer when I had left the nest and she has always been there for me and my brothers.

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