Happy Mother’s Day 2017 – Buona Festa della Mamma!

14 May

Although similar to a post I wrote last year, the sentiments are always worth repeating…

Mother’s Day is a special time to remember
how fortunate I am to be part of a long line of strong,
intelligent and loving Italian women.


Paternal Grandmother Maude ©Blogginginitaly.com


Maternal Grandmother Serafina ©Blogginginitaly.com



My Mother Benita (at my wedding) ©Blogginginitaly.com


(L-R visiting Paris) Aunt Marilyn, Mom, Aunt Kiki ©Blogginginitaly.com


Aunt Marion ©Blogginginitaly.com

It is also a day to celebrate
my incredible sisters, nieces and cousins, who are not only amazing Mothers,
but determined women who incorporate
the traditions learned from our ancestors as they create new ones.

To all of them,
and to the dear friends/wonderful Mothers
I have met throughout my life’s journeys…

I wish you all a beautiful day filled with love and relaxation.
Happy Mother’s Day – Buona Festa della Mamma!



13 Responses to “Happy Mother’s Day 2017 – Buona Festa della Mamma!”

  1. You Patricia Hughes May 14, 2017 at 2:30 AM #

    Hi Judy!
    The picture of your mother on your wedding day could be you today. You are SO alike!
    It was lovely to see you last week.
    Happy Mothering Sunday!


    • blogginginitaly May 14, 2017 at 4:19 AM #

      Thanks, Patricia, and Happy Mother’s Day to you! So enjoyed being together last week. Had coffee with Jo and Neil yesterday and we all miss you. Un abbraccio grande!


  2. Florence Ann Sorensen May 14, 2017 at 7:30 AM #

    And to you Judy! I loved your photos of the beautiful women in your family. What a treasure they all are. My best to you, yours sisters, cousins and all.
    With love Florence Ann Sorensen

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly May 14, 2017 at 3:59 PM #

      Thanks, Florence Ann, they are truly treasures! Best to you! xo Judy


  3. Jean May 14, 2017 at 8:59 AM #

    You definitely are the image of your mother, Judy.
    This is the day to remember our moms who are no longer with us but who will ALWAYS be with us.
    Love the Sunflowers!

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly May 14, 2017 at 4:01 PM #

      Jean, Such a wonderful day indeed! And I agree about the sunflowers – one of the most lovely things to look at!


  4. Fernanda Betti May 14, 2017 at 12:17 PM #

    Bellissima famiglia

    Liked by 1 person

  5. jknotts7 May 14, 2017 at 5:21 PM #

    Love this look at beautiful powerful women who paved the way for you- Judy G.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Melinda Almeroth May 14, 2017 at 10:27 PM #

    Happy Mother’s Day Judy! You look so much like your mother in that picture from your wedding. I hope you enjoyed your day today.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Mari Louise De Sole May 15, 2017 at 11:07 AM #

    You look so much like your mother! There’s a lovely light that shines through you both–


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