Sunday is Mother’s Day.

And my mom is gone from here.

I struggle to find the words to express the profound longing I feel this time of year. So I won’t not this time.

Instead, I’ll look at her pictures, open her jewelry box (miraculously, it still smells like her), and say a prayer thanking God for the time I did have her in my life.

I love you, Mommy.

And miss you tremendously.

I encourage you to head over to, where a tribute I wrote in honor of my mom, Bettye Millner, after she passed away, is being posted (CLICK HERE to read it).

And for my MyBrownBaby crew, Happy Mother’s Day…

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  1. DivineChoice

    Happy Mothers Day to you also. Thank you for sharing photos of your beloved Mother. It was very touching.

  2. Angela Cooper

    Just read your post on Parenting. She's still there my dear. Even though you don't see her, she's there. She's in you and your girls. And just went you think you can't do something…She's there pushing you right along. I truly believe that. May a you have beatiful mother's day.

  3. 3 Boys and an Old Lady

    Had to call my mom after reading this post and the post on Parenting. What a beautiful tribute to mother's everywhere, Denene.

  4. It doesn't take a lot of words to see how much you love your mom. I am sorry for your loss of her in your life. She was a beautiful woman.

    Happy Mother's Day to you.

  5. Teresha@Marlie and Me

    I read this article twice. It is a lovely tribute to your mom and a fitting reminder that we should take time to tell our loved ones how much we care. Bettye lives on in you and Mari and Lila. Happy Mother's Day!

  6. Chocolate Mom aka Blupoetres

    What a beautiful tribute!! I was filled with the love you feel. Thanks for sharing!

    And Happy Mother's day to you too!

  7. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful lady! Every time I read one of your posts or hear you speak about your mother I cry. I know you know she's smiling at the phenomenal woman you've become!

    Winks & Smiles,

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