Remember how I wrote in my earlier post that I felt like we were a bunch of modern day Goonies on a treasure hunt as we searched for my birth certificate, Modern Philosophers?
I had no idea how right I actually was. During the hunt, I came across an envelope of photos sent to me by my older sister. I set them aside to look at later in the day.
Well, I finally went through them and discovered something incredibly valuable…
It’s a photo of me with my Mom!
My Mom died when I was 3, Modern Philosophers, and I have absolutely no memory of her. The two photos of my Mom and Dad together on my mantel are the only ones I had of my Mother.
To suddenly have one of us together, was a Christmas miracle!
I shared this first on Facebook, and one of my friends commented on the look of love on my Mom’s face. This treasure has certainly warmed my heart on a chilly December night.
This classic was also in the envelope. Look at the charming smile on my face.
I bet Santa Claus brought me everything I requested that year. How could he say no to a face like that?
Finally, there’s this classic. What is up with that disinterested look?
I bet Santa made a crack about my sweater vest, and I was doing my best to keep my mouth shut so I could remain on the Nice List.
Hopefully, I asked Santa Claus for a new wardrobe that year.
I love that the backdrop in the Santa photos is exactly the same both years. That department store really knew how to pinch a penny.
It really was a treasure hunt, Modern Philosophers. I guess it ended up being a very good thing that my birth certificate went missing.
Happy Friday! Prepare yourselves for a visit to The Think Tank because that post will be coming up soon…
What a wonderful find! You must have been over the moon to see that picture. They say a picture says a thousand words, but the memories and love from that one single photo are worth so much more. 🙂
I have to text it to my sister to make sure it was my Mom since I haven’t seen a photo of her in forever…
Hope she replies quickly.
She did. I made sure it was Mom before I posted the photo on my blog.
Awesome. I imagine she was thrilled to see the photo too.
Well, she had sent it to me several years ago…
what a beautiful woman she was and what a wonderful surprise, austin. i’m so happy for you –
Thanks, Beth! 🙂
What a true, priceless treasure. Beautiful.
This is the best Friday night post from Maine, ever, Austin. Thanks for sharing this memorable gift from your sister. Your mom was beautiful. I just handed my iPad over to me dear wife Karen to share this with her, too. Merry Christmas comes early, my friend. Fantastic. I have a tear in my eye.
Aww…thanks, Mark! Happy Friday!
Yes you did.
My mom used to say the most important things in life were those that money couldn’t buy. Looks like you found one of them.
Yes, it does. 🙂
Austin, I’m so happy for you, she was lovely and clearly in love with you. That is indeed a Christmas treasure to treasure. 🙂
Yes, it was. The picture is now on display at The House on the Hill!
Every child should know the love of a parent, and your mother’s love is very evident in that treasured photo. I’m sorry you lost your mother at such a young age, but I’m so happy for you to have acquired something so very special. Merry Christmas.
Thank you. Merry Christmas!
yes a picture is priceless…. i am so happy for you especially since you have been without her pretty much all your life..