Monday, February 27, 2012

Remembering my sweet mom today... and a surprise!

Today and April 1st are hard days for me....today is my mom's bday.  She passed away in 2007.  She had a rare cancer called Bile duct cancer and passed away 6 months from the day of diagnosis.  She was my best friend in the world and miss her everyday.  She was a teacher and amazing mother and one of my biggest goals is to honor her and pass on her legacy.  I wanted to share with my new bloggy friends her memory and picture...She was soo beautiful.  She loved to sing and I know she is whole again and singing with Jesus.  Thanks for letting me share guys. xoxo

*UPDATE** What a coincidence!!  I just got notification that I've been chosen to be Education World's Teacher of the Day... on my mom's bday!  :o) That is too cool.  See link here:
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/teacher-of-the-day/vicky-moore.shtml

34 comments :

  1. So sweet. Thinking of you Vicky :)

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  2. What a blessing. Thank you for sharing your legacy.

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  3. I'm thinking of you Vicky today. Thanks for sharing with us about your mom!

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  4. Beautiful picture...beautiful memories, she would be so proud of all you are!
    Shawna
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

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  5. My prayers are with you today.

    -Staci
    Let's Teach Something

    P.S. I think I'm your 200th follower!! :) :)

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  6. Hi sweet lady,

    What a beautiful post and picture! Thinking of you!
    Congratulations on your award. :)

    Lyndsey
    A Year of Many Firsts

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  7. Thank you ladies...I appreciate the support. xoxo

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  8. So sweet. It is a sign I think. Oh and I got my package in the mail today! LOVE IT!!!!


    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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  9. Isn't that funny how things work out like that! Must just make you smile thinking that your mom is just watching over you!
    Congrats on your award! way to go!


    Miss S
    Just Teaching...Kindergarten

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  10. Congratulations!!! It's amazing how things happen in times when we need them the most!!

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  11. Congratulations! I can imagine how proud of you your mother is right now!

    Jennifer @Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  12. Congrats on your feature! Just by reading it you can tell how important your mom was to your career choice. I am sure she is proud!

    Ashley

    firstgradesmartcookies.blogspot.com

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  13. Congratulations! What a sweet picture to remember your mom by.
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

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  14. Thanks for stopping by! I am following your blog now.

    Sorry for the loss of your mom, I can't even imagine! Thanks for sharing!

    Oh and congrats on teacher of the day!

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  15. Vicky, I love this post. In June it will be 20 years since my sweet momma went Home to live with Jesus and there is still rarely a day goes by that I don't think about her and almost on a daily basis I find myself telling someone "My mom always used to say..." I miss her so much but I know she is watching over me and my family. My mom was also a teacher, sort of, she owned and operated her own day care and preschool. She was an amazing teacher even without the degree or the certification. She passed away before I went to college but I know she would be proud of me becoming a teacher and my 24 year old daughter is also a teacher (she teaches 1st grade) so she has 2 generations of teachers that were inspired by her. I was only 23 when she passed away and my daughter was on;y 4 but even in the short time we had her in our lives sh left a lasting impression. She was also my best friend. Your post made me think of my Mom. Thank you for posting.

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  16. Cindy - thank you so much for sharing your precious story with me. It must have been so difficult to lose her so young. I was 35 and that was hard enough. We were so blessed to have amazing mothers. I thank God for her daily and the impact she had and still has on my life. You are sweet to share that with me. God bless. :o)
    Vicky

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog! I am now a follower of you!

    So sorry about your mom, but just know that you will see her again. =)

    Congrats on the teacher of the day! WAHOO!

    ~Jada
    Daisy Days for Learning

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  18. thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I see that you did some sort of job share when your children were smaller-isn't job sharing great (I did it for a year)?

    Sorry to hear about your mom.......it's great that she was a great Christian role model for you and that you shine so brightly for our Lord : )

    Kelli

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  19. Ahhh... what a great thing to have happen!

    HUGS!
    Mrs Poland
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

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  20. I love this post. We should all remember the love we get from someone. That's their spirit living on in us. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I'm your newest follower too!

    Kimberley
    First in Maine

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  21. I am your newest member! I'm glad to have found your blog as well!
    http://begborrowandteach.blogspot.com/

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  22. Congratulations! What a special treat for the day...I'm sure your mom is smiling about all of your accomplishments!

    Ellen
    http://www.greatfirstgradeexpectations.blogspot.com/

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  23. Congratulations! It is especially wonderful since you learned about it on your mom's birthday.

    Thank you for your sweet comment!
    -Megan

    First Grade Magic

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  24. Congrats! I'm your newest follower and I look forward to reading more of your posts!

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  25. Congratulations on your new award! Sending prayers your way.... my Mom passed away 3 years ago on March 10 of colon cancer so I can understand what you are going through.

    Take Care!

    Krista
    stellar-students

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  26. Congrats on your award! You are an inspiration to many and deserve the award for sure. I hope it brightened your day. :)

    Erica

    speinklestokindergarten.blogspot.com

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  27. Krista - I'm so sorry to hear about your mom - cancer is so brutal! The anniversary is coming up - that is always such a hard day too. Thinking of you too xoxox
    Vicky

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  28. I'm so sorry that you lost you mom. My mom passed away in 2009 so I completely understand how bittersweet her birthday must be for you. I'm sure she's in heaven smiling down on you and your award.

    ♥Samantha
    Learning with a Happy Heart

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  29. Congratulations on your award. Thinking of you. One of my best friend's mom's passed away from the same kind of cancer last year.

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  30. Thanks for coming by --- I'm so sorry for your friend. It is such a brutal fast moving cancer once it's discovered. :o( You are sweet though -thanks for your kind words. xoxo
    Vicky

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  31. Congrats on this award!! That is amazing. It is also such a touching story about your mom. My mom is also my best friend and she is currently fighting and beating her cancer.

    Amy
    The Crazy Adventures of a University Graduate

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