Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

God's Masterpiece Is Mother

God took the fragrance of a flower
The majesty of a tree
The gentleness of morning dew
The calm of the quiet sea
The beauty of the twilight hour
The soul of a starry night
The laughter of a rippling brook
The grace of a bird in flight
Then God fashioned from these things
A creation like no other,
And when the masterpiece was done
He called it simply-Mother.

--Herbert Farnham-American Poet

This is a picture of Anya, (which in Hungarian means Mom) my dear Grandma, the only mother I ever knew. Pictured here with my two boys, her great-grandsons, in 1963.( Since I can only take a picture of the original, it's not the best of pictures.)

She was there for me through thick or thin, and gave me gifts of the heart, when there was no money for store-bought gifts, during the war. Her faith was strong, and her love deeper than the deepest ocean!

She went to her heavenly reward in February of 1989, at the age of 89. I miss her to this day!

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always discover forgiveness" --Honore De Balzac

Have a Happy Mother's Day, everyone!


Beemoosie said...

What a lovely picture, and a beautiful tribute!! Happy Mother's Day to you!!


Michele said...

Oh, Renie, you've gone and made me cry! God bless your Anya for giving you treasured "gifts" that have lasted through your lifetime. There is no love like that of a grandmother. A mother loves, but a grandmother has the love, wisdom, grace, devotion, and so much more that just doesn't have a comparison. What a lovely post!

Enjoy your Mother's Day, Renie! I know you're a wonderful Anya and Nanna to yours. :-)


Mary said...


This is a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. Thank you for sharing the photo. I know you still miss her, but she left you with many wonderful memories.

Happy Mother's Day, my friend.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

What a lovely photo. How nice she was able to enjoy your children when they were small.

Happy Mother's Day to you also. I liked the quote "The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always discover forgiveness" --Honore De Balzac

Have a wonderful week-end.

Mike Golch said...

Renie,great posting. I hope that you have a great Mother's Day as well. said...

I loved my dear Grandma so much!! She was born in 1870 and died in 1955. Thanks for sharing about yours!
My other Grandma was born around the same time and her parents were from Sweden! Love and hugs Grams

Renie Burghardt said...

Hey Moosie,

Thank you! Happy Mother's Day to you as well!



Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Michele,

Yes, I agree, grandma's are extra special! Thank you for your sweet comment. Happy Mother's Day!

Modther's Day Hugs,


Renie Burghardt said...


Thank you, my friend! Happy Mother's Day!

Love and blessings,


Renie Burghardt said...
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Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patty,

Yes, my grandma was here while my children were growing up, even saw my daughter get married, and my one son become a police officer, another go into the Navy. They were into their twenties, by the time she passed away. I even brought her with me when I moved here from Cleveland.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Mother's Day to you, my friend.



Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Mike,

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy visiting your dear mother in law tomorrow. Tell her Happy Mother's Day.



Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Grams,

Grandma's are just so special, aren't they? Thank you for your nice comment and good wishes. Happy Mother's Day!



Patty said...

I love the picture, such love.
What a treasure to have such memories in your heart

gab said...

Aww how sweet. I wish my grandkids knew my mom. Unfortunally our oldest grandson was only 1 when she passed. I have been telling them lots of stories about their great grandma. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patty,

Nice to see you again! Happy Mother's Day!


Hi Gab,

I always enjoy meeting new blogging friends. Thank you for your visit. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!


2 LMZ FARMS said...

Wanted to wish you a Happy Mother's Day to you.

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you, Laura. Stay safe tonight and have a great Mother's Day as well.



ancient one said...

Most beautiful post you have here today! I'm glad your boys and your grandmother got to know each other.
Blessings to you!!
Happy Mother's Day!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you, Ann. Happy Mother's Day to you.



Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
I hope you survived the storms from yesterday afternoon and last night. We did again, "THANK GOD". "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY"!!!! This is such a wonderful tribute to your Grandmother. She sounded like the perfect Mother and I'm glad you were able to enjoy her for that many years. "THANK YOU" for sharing the beautiful picture of her and your Sons. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day planned. Are your Sons coming to visit you? I am going to my Sister's after Church. She is grilling out for me and our Mom. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

audrey` said...

Happy Mother's and Grandmother's Day, Renie =)

Jmkdreak said...

Happy Mother's Day to the BET MOM IN THE WORLD! Wish we could be with you. We LOVE you very much!


Susie said...

Dear Renie,
Your Grandma (Mom) looks like such a kind and gentle lady.
I suppose we'll never stop missing our dear ones that have gone on before us.
Happy Mother's Day.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Karen,

We were lucky again yesterday, as we only had some thunderstorms and rain, but no severe storms. I saw on KAIT TV that Jonesboro was getting a tornado and hoped that you and yours were safe. Thank the Lord you were, and no one was hurt in that area. I hope these reoccuring tornadic activities stop soon. I really feel for the folks that were affected.

I had a nice Mother's Day, Karen. Thank you for your good wishes, and I'm glad to see you posting again. Take care and have a nice week.

Love and Hugs,


Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Audrey,

Thank you, dear friend. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day as well!



Renie Burghardt said...


Happy Mother's Day! Thank you, sweetie.


Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Susie,

No, we never do stop missing them. Thank you for your kind comment. Happy Mother's Day to you.



Anonymous said...

happy mothers day, renie. blessings...

Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ Beautiful tribute to your wonderful Grandmother, who gave you so many blessings and so much love. I am so glad she lived to see your family grown up. I hope your Mother's Day was very nice and you enjoyed the dinner your closest son treated you, and Eileen and another friend. He must have your kind and generous nature. I enjoyed the weekend with both my sons, and the girls were in touch as they live too far away to visit. Still have to take those photos.
How is Eileen doing? Still in plaster? I hope she is soon fit again. Take care, dear friend, Love, Merle.

Nonna said...

Oh I love the picture of your dear grandmother with your boys! I know the feeling you have for her, I feel the same way about my sweet grandmother. She has been in heaven for 26 years now and I miss her dearly.

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patti,

I had a wonderful Mother's Day, although my older son and daughter weren't here. They live too far away.

I can't wait to see some of your pictures from you Mother's Day with Ashley and Avery. I already checked, but no post yet. Bet there will be something in the morning.

Thank you for your sweet comment, my friend. Have a wonderful evening.



Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you, Pia! I hope you got to spend Mother's Day with your Mom.



Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

We had a very nice Mother's Day here as well. Like in your case, my daughter and older son live too far away, but they called, and we were together in spirit.

My Anya was a wonderful lady, and a real blessing in my life, and taught me what real love was. I was fortunate to have her with me for many years.

Eileen still has the cast on. The doctor took the pins out last week, but put a new cast back on for a few more weeks. He said the wrist still needs a little more healing. She has another appointment on May 28th. But her morale is good now, and that's a big step in the right direction.

Thank you for your nice comment, my friend. It's always a joy to hear from you.

Love and Blessings,


Tina Coruth said...

Hi Renie,

What a beautiful picture of your Anya and your sons! She must have been a remarkable woman for she raised a remarkable woman. :-)

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, my friend!


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Tina,

I was very blessed to have my Anya. Thank you for the sweet comment, my friend. I did have a wonderful Mother's Day. I hope you did as well.