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My Mom

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I imagine you feel the same way I do, even though you are a Mom, Mother’s day is still about your Mom! And even though I haven’t celebrated with my Mom in over 20 years, the day is still about her. She was, to quote a favorite line from a prayer, “my light my sweetness and my hope.”  As David Venable often says (even though she was in heaven before I met David) “A very wise woman once said….” And then will quote my Mom. She was born in Mahanoy City in the “coal regions” of upstate Pennsylvania, the youngest of four daughters.  She and all of her sisters graduated from Immaculata College in the late 1930’s and 40’s, quite unusual in those days. She often thought she had a vocation to the religious life like her two sisters, until Sylvester Rudolph came into her life and the rest is history!

But how she loved children and loved being a Mom! I am the youngest of five but she really wanted nine!!  She had the uncanny ability to say the right thing no matter what was going wrong in my life.  I always think that a cup of tea with Mom would pretty much cure anything. She passed away much too soon for such a vibrant, wonderful woman when I was in my late 20’s, but thanks to her stories and her impact I feel  she lives on today and you know her too.


Two of her sisters entered the religious order, Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, known as the IHM’s.  I was visiting my Aunt Theresa many years ago (who just passed away at 96), and I was sad that when I would have children my Mom wouldn’t know. She looked at me with a smile and said, “Janie your Mom will know you are going to have a baby before you do!”  And she was so right; my girls will often comment that they miss Grammy, so her spirit is alive with them. I was so proud when I was interviewed for the book “Wise Irish Women” and I was able to tell her story of wisdom and love.  But she was hysterically funny too, a woman of many facets.  Here is a favorite photo from my wedding, when we greeted each other after the ceremony. That’s a picture of love.


I recently went to a Mother/Daughter Communion Breakfast, and another awesome IHM Sister spoke about the bond of Mother and child.  She told us “From the moment you were conceived, only two people knew about your life, God and your Mother. Their love for you is powerful and never ending.”  How true that is.

Happy Mother’s Day!


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pagliacci1368270908.74316 PostsRegistered 2/8/2010

Dear Jane, Happy Mother's Day! Your tribute to your mom has brought tears to my eyes, "my light, my sweetness and my hope" is also a favorite prayer of mine. As you said, our moms are still with us and their spirit lives on in our hearts and souls, as well as our children's. My mom passed away on February 13, 2006. I prepare meals or bake pies that she used to make to keep her close, as well as pray the Rosary...may we share a cup of tea and sweet memories, love janet

Irishfish1368276262.710 PostsRegistered 7/29/2012

Happy Mother's Day, Jane. Your pictures are so precious. Thanks for sharing them.

norliz1368283016.56367 PostsRegistered 10/14/2007
On 5/11/2013 Irishfish said:

Happy Mother's Day, Jane. Your pictures are so precious. Thanks for sharing them.

Happy Mother's Day, Jane. Your pictures are just beautiful. Great memories of your mom. Thanks for sharing them.

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joann b1368287944.25 PostsRegistered 4/25/2010

Happy Mother's Day Jane! Thank you for sharing your family photos. Each time I see them, I feel that get to know you & them a little more.

jrseygrl1341368301003.24328 PostsRegistered 9/22/2005
Jane, that was so beautiful! Your devotion and tribute to your mom is so uplifting. I lost my mom over ten years ago, and not a day goes by that I don't think of her and wish she was here. Your sentiments about your mom almost brought me to tears, because of the love you have for her.

pokechop1368308963.7795 PostsRegistered 11/9/2010

Jane, happy Mothers day. May you be as blessed as we are when looking at your pictures and reading your posts. Linda O'Neill

blinksmom1368312309.41335 PostsRegistered 11/24/2011

Jane, Thank you for the beautiful post . It brought tears to my eyes and also a smile to my face. Have a Happy Mother's day.

babydull1368478720.4472 PostsRegistered 6/25/2012
Pictures of mom are so special. I wish I had more pics of mom/dad. Sadly they are both gone. Mother's day is not the same. I am a mom, but things are different than those golden years. My sons do their best and I appreciate everything :-) Rock on MOMS!!!

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