🌷A Mother’s Day Reflection🌷

“It is the wise mother who gives her children roots and wings.”

-Chinese Proverb

Hello, sweet friend…

This photo was taken on top of Mt. Rubidoux in Riverside, California summer of 2011…my first summer after retiring


This photo was taken recently on the riverwalk where I now live along the Oregon coast…


This is a photo of my mother Olga when she was 19…

One of my favorite photos taken before she married my father or had any of her five children

I really love this photo because it shows the beautiful grace of this amazing woman… who later in life encountered many obstacles and challenges with that same grace.

As I reflect back it wasn’t until I retired that I began to value the many things my mother taught me about life. Most important was that the secret to a good life lies in my thoughts… “If you think you’ll never get over the challenge, just keep going until you eventually succeed.”

The spirit of my mother walks with me every day.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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10 Responses to 🌷A Mother’s Day Reflection🌷

  1. Carol Hingle says:

    Marcia…so beautiful…beautiful memories…unfortunately, I did not know my mother….however, I tried my very best at being a good mother…and tried to be a good example…and as we all know….the road is not always as smooth as we would like it to be…

    Happy Mother’s Day

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Thank you Carol. It must have been difficult for you not knowing your mother…I’m sorry for that. However, I am certain that you were a wonderful mom! Blessings dear friend.

  2. Carol Hingle says:

    Marcia….Great photos….

  3. Jose says:

    Thank you for your Mother’s Day Reflection.
    Your mom was a special person and a real inspiration.
    Happy Mother’s Day!!!

  4. Donna L Kelly says:

    What a beautiful picture of your precious Mom! Its so very sad that she was gone at such a young age. Hugs to you and may all those special memories of her highlight your Mothers Day. Sending hugs and love……

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hello, dear friend. Thank you. I’m so happy that you have your beautiful mother to spend precious time with.

  5. Becky Yohonn says:

    Lovely tribute to your mother! ❤️

  6. Nancy J Coughlin says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts at this very special time. Your Mother appears to have been a very happy and lovely woman. Some of the memories I have are happy and lovely, but since my Mother died, we have learned some hard lessons. She was not always too happy and struggled quite often in her daily life. But, she was from the generation that didn’t share their feelings, easily, and tended not to open up to others or ask for help she needed. If only we had know that when she was still with us. But, we try to remember the good memories and concentrate on them.

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hello, dear Nancy. Thank you for your loving words. Remembering and concentrating on the good is best isn’t it… I’m very grateful for the time I had with my mother.

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