On my mind ...

6 May 2011
This is a Friday photo feature that anyone with a blog can join. It opens the door to us sharing our lives through these photos and gives us all a new way to discover each other, and maybe form new friendships. Your photo should show something at home that you're thinking about TODAY. If you're in another country you should join in when you read this, even if it's still Thursday.

To take part, all you have to do is post a photo, write a short caption explaining it, and link it back to here. Please write a new post, don't link to an older one. When your photo is published, come back and add a comment below, with a link to your blog photo. Please visit all the blogs that appeal to you and leave a comment. If you are wondering why no one has commented on your On my mind post, maybe it's because you haven't commented on anyone else's. Slow down, take the time to cruise around and enjoy your cyber visits.

It's Mother's Day this Sunday so I'm thinking about my mum - Jean St Claire McGrath. Jean was born in 1919 and died in 1993. In this photo she is only 19 years old; isn't she beautiful! I'm also thinking about my girls - Sunny and Sarndra.  This is Sunny's first year as a mother and Sarndra will become a mother in July.  Happy mother's day, Sunny and Sarndra! We'll see you next week.  And happy mother's day to all the mothers who read here. I hope you enjoy yourself on Sunday and spend the day with your family. You deserve the day off so let the kids spoil you.


  1. Lovely photo, Rhonda Jean!

    Have a wonderful Mother's Day, yourself!


  2. Happy Mother's Day to you too Rhonda. Have a wonderful weekend !!

  3. Happy Mothers Day to You Rhonda..
    On My Mind today is

  4. What a lovely picture of your Mother. I have a weird relationship with my Mother as she and I are more friends than Mother and daughter as my Grandma raised me and she was more of my Mom. Hard to explain. Here is whats on my mind... http://lifeforus.blogspot.com/2011/05/this-that-and-other-on-my-mind.html

  5. Happy Mother's Day to you Rhonda and all the mothers out there reading.

    On my mind...traveling, family, and friends. http://bld-in-mt.blogspot.com/2011/05/on-my-mind.html

  6. Happy Mothers day to you too Rhonda....I am actually travelling to Victoria on Sunday..so I will be on the road for 6 hours....Have a great day.

  7. Happy Mothers Day Rhonda. Yes your Mom is beautiful.To all the Mothers have a great day.B

  8. What a beautiful photograph. Hope you have a lovely Mothers' Day, Rhonda.

    On My Mind today is a project that I am really excited about. I would love people to pop over and join in. : )


  9. On my mind today is my English grandmother and the skills of preserving our autumn harvest that she passed onto my father and myself. Her influence means that i cannot pass a neglected tree ladened with fruit without gathering a bagful and turning it into jam or jelly. I use her method always, with varying degrees of success, but the results always taste great.


  10. Happy Mother's Day to you too Rhonda. We'll be spending the day with my Mother and a seafood lunch here in sunny Brisbane. Hope you have a lovely day!


  11. Happy Mother's Day to you Rhonda, and all the other mummies.

    Short post on my mum who is on my mind...

  12. Lovely photo of your mum Rhonda.
    Wishing all the mums out there a Happy Mother's Day and many more to come!
    On my mind today is

  13. Happy Mothers' Day Rhonda Jean! I guess as there is no such thing in Australia, you could also celebrate your first Grandmothers' Day. What fun!


  14. Love the picture of your Mom. My mother was born in 1917 and passed in 2002. I miss her as much today as when she passed. Did you know that Mother's Day in the US was 1st started in Grafton, WV. Hope both you and your DIL's have a wonderful Mother's Day!! Elly from WV

  15. Happy Mums day all you mums and Grans. Our family plans to ride our bikes then have breky somewhere.

    Lovely photo Rhonda. Enjoy your first gran's day

  16. Hello Rhonda and Happy Mother's Day to you and all mothers out there.

    I am hosting an afternoon tea for my 81 year old mother with my sisters then hubby is cooking dinner for me so it should be a lovely day.

    Enjoy your weekend,


  17. Thank you Rhonda! I am thinking of you too. We will talk to you on Sunday and look forward to seeing you next week. I hope I will be as wonderful a mother as all the wonderful mothers in my life- my mum, you, my sister, my best friend Liss, and Sunny. I saw her today with Kerry and Jamie.
    Lots of love from us xo

  18. Happy Mother's Day to YOU, Rhonda Jean! I hope it is a fantastic one. :)

    My On My Mind post this week is 'The Light of Letters': http://sorcha-sidhe.blogspot.com/2011/05/on-my-mind-light-of-letters.html.


  19. Family is one my mind


  20. Lovely photo indeed, mothers just are lovely, don't you think?

    On my mind today: new glasses, discount and more postcards addicts.

  21. Dear Rhonda

    Only just realised i had not put myself on your list of followers, so added myself just now. Even though yor are on my blog roll.

    Your mother looks so beautiful and graceful in this photo. Happy mother's day to you and your daughter in laws.

    Have linked today


    x jill

  22. Happy Mothers' day, to all the moms!
    I lost my mother to suicide in 1969; she was 46 and I 15. Each year I miss her more. I am the mother of a 32 year old daughter and 30 year old son. They make the bittersweet less bitter and more sweet. I just wish they could have known her, and she, them. Sorry to be maudlin. Please, ladies, treasure every day!!


  23. Happy Mothers Day to you Rhonda.

    I'm thinking of Japanese dishes.


  24. Happy Mother's Day, Rhonda Jean!! It is a lovely picture of your Mom. My mother will be 90 this year. We do have Grandparents Day here in the U.S. in September.

    My SIL and his father are cooking for the ladies this Sunday! Yeah!


  25. Oh Happy Mother's Day everyone!

    On my mind are my new raised garden beds...


  26. A blessed Mother's Day to you too especially as you are also a grandmother this year as well :)

    Trinidad & Tobago

    A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. ~Irish Proverb

  27. She's beautiful! And what a lovely thing to have on your mind this weekend. :)

    On my mind is:


    My mouth is watering already!

  28. Mother's Day is also on my mind as I am a first time mother: http://daisiesanddandelions.blogspot.com/ I do so love your blog Rhonda!


  29. Happy Mothers Day to you too,just wondering,is there an Irish connection with a name like McGrath,there must be!Your Mother looks beautiful!

  30. talesfromagarden, yes, I'm very proud of my Irish heritage. My Irish ancestors came here in the 1850s from County Kerry, Cork and Limerick. My son, Kerry, was named for Ireland. My sister and cousin are visiting Ireland in August.

  31. my mom died when i was still in college.whenever i am hurt or feeling upset i wish i could sleep in her lap and forget about all the woes and worries of life.my mother was a brave lady who fought against all the odds of our conserveative family and gave education to all her three daughters.........thanks mom for giving me education.........i want to pay atribute to all the moms in the world.



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