Hi everyone I want you to meet my mother, Damayan. I took this stolen photo after we went to mass. Actually we are on our way to go to the market and she’s holding a pen to write down the stuffs we need to buy. Most moms are like that they have the “to-do list” with them always  :) And lastly I hope my mother will still be there to see the day I’ll get married and have my own kids too. :))

Hi everyone I want you to meet my mother, Damayan. I took this stolen photo after we went to mass. Actually we are on our way to go to the market and she’s holding a pen to write down the stuffs we need to buy. Most moms are like that they have the “to-do list” with them always  :) And lastly I hope my mother will still be there to see the day I’ll get married and have my own kids too. :))

My Bestfriend, My Anchor, My Mother. For 19 years I’ve been alive, and for 19 years I’ve grown to realize how much a Mom is needed in your life. She is the rock that shelters me. She is the shield that protects me. She is the world that opens me to new life and new beginnings. Words can’t explain the love for my Mother that I have. When all else has failed, she will be there. A few days ago, what I never thought would happen, happened.. We got tattoos together! Although to most this may not be a big deal, it meant the absolute universe to me. Through every thick and every thin of life I know my Mom will be right there, by my side. I thank god for blessing me with such a beautiful wise creature to call my, Mommy.

My Bestfriend, My Anchor, My Mother. For 19 years I’ve been alive, and for 19 years I’ve grown to realize how much a Mom is needed in your life. She is the rock that shelters me. She is the shield that protects me. She is the world that opens me to new life and new beginnings. Words can’t explain the love for my Mother that I have. When all else has failed, she will be there. A few days ago, what I never thought would happen, happened.. We got tattoos together! Although to most this may not be a big deal, it meant the absolute universe to me. Through every thick and every thin of life I know my Mom will be right there, by my side. I thank god for blessing me with such a beautiful wise creature to call my, Mommy.

Out to ice cream with my mother.

Out to ice cream with my mother.

My AMAZING mom and I,sharing the light under the moon. She has been my support, guidance and source of love. Her strong spirit, his eternal youth, positive thinking, good sense of humour and love for life are the best legacy she would has provided me. I love you Mom, and I want to let you know this, every day! 

My AMAZING mom and I,sharing the light under the moon. She has been my support, guidance and source of love. Her strong spirit, his eternal youth, positive thinking, good sense of humour and love for life are the best legacy she would has provided me. I love you Mom, and I want to let you know this, every day! 

My beautiful mother Clementina.

My beautiful mother Clementina.

My mom,
oldest of 7, born Irish/German, in Pittsburgh, in The Great Depression,
a good student, a good girl, a 14 year old novice and a then a very young nun for over a decade 
My can’t be held down, can’t be held back, independent, spirited, “give me my damn car, follow your dreams, your ambitions, your fancy” mom 
my “love with your whole being, adore, admire and shower love on your loved one’s” mom
my painter, teacher, bread, butter and chocolate always mom
I have learned the true expanse and depth possible from love 
because of her. 
Now..she doesn’t want to be a burden. She wants to remember but not to be reminded, she is grateful and thoughtful, and also absent minded an self scolding.
And all I can do is tell her every time she worries about the burden on me - 
mom, you’re not a burden, you’re a privilege.

My mom,

oldest of 7, born Irish/German, in Pittsburgh, in The Great Depression,

a good student, a good girl, a 14 year old novice and a then a very young nun for over a decade

My can’t be held down, can’t be held back, independent, spirited, “give me my damn car, follow your dreams, your ambitions, your fancy” mom

my “love with your whole being, adore, admire and shower love on your loved one’s” mom

my painter, teacher, bread, butter and chocolate always mom

I have learned the true expanse and depth possible from love

because of her.

Now..she doesn’t want to be a burden. She wants to remember but not to be reminded, she is grateful and thoughtful, and also absent minded an self scolding.

And all I can do is tell her every time she worries about the burden on me -

mom, you’re not a burden, you’re a privilege.

My mother has shown me how to see beauty in the world around me. She will pick up a leaf or a rock or a shell and see all that is special about it. She weaves beauty into the tapestry of her day to day life, and also for those around her. Her eyes always shine and she wears whatever clothing she wants to wear without regard for rules or opinions. I adore her.
This photograph was taken by my sister, Romy Suskin, who just so happens to be a tremendously talented photographer. In the lower left is my rescue dog, Pilot.

My mother has shown me how to see beauty in the world around me. She will pick up a leaf or a rock or a shell and see all that is special about it. She weaves beauty into the tapestry of her day to day life, and also for those around her. Her eyes always shine and she wears whatever clothing she wants to wear without regard for rules or opinions. I adore her.

This photograph was taken by my sister, Romy Suskin, who just so happens to be a tremendously talented photographer. In the lower left is my rescue dog, Pilot.

I love my mom so much!!!!  She is so strong even though she gone through breast cancer and ovarian cancer.  I believe  that she is the strongest woman in the world.  I love you mom so much!!!!

I love my mom so much!!!!  She is so strong even though she gone through breast cancer and ovarian cancer.  I believe  that she is the strongest woman in the world.  I love you mom so much!!!!

My mother Mattie Stone-Williams a Katrina survivor  and now Decatur, GA resident. She raised me as a single parent and always instilled the spirit of excellence within me. I love her and she’s my HERO!!!

My mother Mattie Stone-Williams a Katrina survivor  and now Decatur, GA resident. She raised me as a single parent and always instilled the spirit of excellence within me. I love her and she’s my HERO!!!

This stunningly beautiful woman was photographed most likely between 1942-45 while my Dad was away for 3 years in WWII.  My mom was around 23/24 and wasn’t too hard too look at in my humble opinion. She was a true cross between Lucille Ball & Carole Lombard (Lombard was Clark Gable’s one true love, a gifted comedian & Hollywood Goddess of the Golden Age who died when the plane she was in while traveling for a war bond rally crashed in Nevada).   My mom was a genuine Goddess in her own right….she had a gutsy & bawdy sense of humor that wouldn’t quit, could make people laugh themselves silly and did, all her 82 years, had tons of courage for her generation and yet “Glamour” was her middle name. I scanned the original and cleaned and edited it to add some lip color & generally improve on it.  If I live to be a million years old, I’ll always be heartbroken about the last 7 years of her life in a nursing home, while fading away from Parkinson’s disease.  I took care of her with my partner’s invaluable help, with NO help whatsoever from my two older brothers.  At least she had me & I did what I could. 

This stunningly beautiful woman was photographed most likely between 1942-45 while my Dad was away for 3 years in WWII.  My mom was around 23/24 and wasn’t too hard too look at in my humble opinion. She was a true cross between Lucille Ball & Carole Lombard (Lombard was Clark Gable’s one true love, a gifted comedian & Hollywood Goddess of the Golden Age who died when the plane she was in while traveling for a war bond rally crashed in Nevada).   My mom was a genuine Goddess in her own right….she had a gutsy & bawdy sense of humor that wouldn’t quit, could make people laugh themselves silly and did, all her 82 years, had tons of courage for her generation and yet “Glamour” was her middle name. I scanned the original and cleaned and edited it to add some lip color & generally improve on it.  If I live to be a million years old, I’ll always be heartbroken about the last 7 years of her life in a nursing home, while fading away from Parkinson’s disease.  I took care of her with my partner’s invaluable help, with NO help whatsoever from my two older brothers.  At least she had me & I did what I could. 

My mother is the truest friend you could ever have difficulties when we fall upon him, sudden and heavy, and when adversity blows away the prosperity when friends who indulged us with a clear sky, just leave us the problems we gather around. It is then that she unites us to himself and reaches out with maximum and good advice to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.

My mother is the truest friend you could ever have difficulties when we fall upon him, sudden and heavy, and when adversity blows away the prosperity when friends who indulged us with a clear sky, just leave us the problems we gather around. It is then that she unites us to himself and reaches out with maximum and good advice to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.

No matter how much we fight, my mom will always be the most important women in my life. She completes me and truly understands me. I can go to her for anything and everything and I know she will support with anything, whether she agrees or not. I’m truly blessed to have a mother like her. She’s my rock and always will be. I love her with all of my heart.

No matter how much we fight, my mom will always be the most important women in my life. She completes me and truly understands me. I can go to her for anything and everything and I know she will support with anything, whether she agrees or not. I’m truly blessed to have a mother like her. She’s my rock and always will be. I love her with all of my heart.

It has been six long years since I last saw my Mother. She is staying with me while my sister and her family move to Texas. Once they have settled into their new homes, my Mom will go back to living with my sister.
For 25 years I have dreamed about having my family move here and suddenly my dream has come true! It is a big change for my Mom so to ease things, my sister sent her to stay with me while all the details of moving get settled. I am thrilled to have her with me!!! I am thrilled to have family close enough to actually see again!
Couldn’t ask for more!

It has been six long years since I last saw my Mother. She is staying with me while my sister and her family move to Texas. Once they have settled into their new homes, my Mom will go back to living with my sister.

For 25 years I have dreamed about having my family move here and suddenly my dream has come true! It is a big change for my Mom so to ease things, my sister sent her to stay with me while all the details of moving get settled. I am thrilled to have her with me!!! I am thrilled to have family close enough to actually see again!

Couldn’t ask for more!

This is my amazing mom helping me at my Livin’ Life Clothing Co (LivinLifeCo.com) booth at a local festival. Since I started the company in 2006 she has been there helping and supporting me and my dream. She recently beat her battle with cancer and now she is truly Livin’ Life!

This is my amazing mom helping me at my Livin’ Life Clothing Co (LivinLifeCo.com) booth at a local festival. Since I started the company in 2006 she has been there helping and supporting me and my dream. She recently beat her battle with cancer and now she is truly Livin’ Life!

My Mother with my brother about 1945.  This was taken when John was about a year old and before anyone knew that he was developmentally disabled.  My parents were crushed when they learned a few years later that John would never be “normal” and at the time, there were only warehouses for children like him.  But my mother never gave up on taking care of him and loving him.  She found special schools for him and when the school closed in 1985, he came home to liver with her for the next 20 years.  Mom died in 2006.  I try to take care of my brother the best that I can, but no one could ever match the devotions she had to him.  No matter how much he challenged her strength and love, he was always her “little Johnny.”

My Mother with my brother about 1945.  This was taken when John was about a year old and before anyone knew that he was developmentally disabled.  My parents were crushed when they learned a few years later that John would never be “normal” and at the time, there were only warehouses for children like him.  But my mother never gave up on taking care of him and loving him.  She found special schools for him and when the school closed in 1985, he came home to liver with her for the next 20 years.  Mom died in 2006.  I try to take care of my brother the best that I can, but no one could ever match the devotions she had to him.  No matter how much he challenged her strength and love, he was always her “little Johnny.”