April 23, 2010

Beauty of the Week

This week's beauty is my Mom. She is eighty-eight years old and holding so strong. She is remarkable. What I want to tell you about her the most, besides that I love her dearly, is that she has set such a good example, in so many areas of her life, for all her children, but especially for her two daughters, and her seven granddaughters.

In terms of aging, she never dyed her hair or even took hormone replacement therapy. She gets plenty of fresh air and exercise, eats lots of veggies, and cooks healthfully. She also has a great attitude. The only thing I ever remember her saying about growing older is that her neck was getting “crepe-y”. I was probably about twelve-years-old when she mentioned this, which would have made her about the same age that I am now. I see what she means!

What I love about my mom is her kind soul, her big heart, and her easy going-ness. I also like how she spends her days. I love that she is liberal-minded, way ahead of her time, and is easy to talk to. I can tell her anything.

As many of you can probably relate with your own mother, my mom and I are a good example of the apple not falling too far from the tree. I know that if it weren’t for her, I never would have had the thought to begin this adventure.

Mama, you will always be my favorite aging beauty, and I dedicate Lines of Beauty to you.

Photo by Sarah Becker


  1. Oh Louise,

    What a Beautiful note this is about your mother!
    I am in tears!
    What a wonderful love connection you share with her.
    Your mother is a total Beauty!


  2. A beautiful, touching post! Your mom, no doubt is as proud of you as you are of her. You are both blessed and she belongs on this page. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh Lou, this brought tears to my eyes! What a beautiful picture of Mary, she hasn't changed one bit in 20 years! I always loved your mom's spirit and pure love. I felt so comfortable at your house with both your parents...yes, people waaaay ahead of their time. I will always remember your mom making us fresh, healthy goodies...always with a smile on and a genuine sweetness about her. Please give her a great big hug from me and I hope to see her in August.

    Much Love to you both,

  4. louise, this brought tears to my eyes too... such a nice tribute!