Monday

AND NOW...INTRODUCING MY MOM! THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE UNIVERSE...I AM NOT EVEN KIDDING (#BOAW2015)

The Beauty of a Woman…


I was having such a hard time with this.
My mom, Joan Kennedy, the most beautiful woman I know--inside, outside, all sides. Protector, confidant, mentor, teacher, cheerleader, friend. When she would come for school visits at St. John the Baptist, I could barely contain myself. My mother was coming to SCHOOL! Everyone would bask in her awesomeness.

I felt the same way in high school--I know! I never "hated" my mom, or thought she was "lame"--okay, maybe she really didn't "understand" how much I loved that boy, but she sure knew how to help me get on with my life:

"Put on your sunglasses and clean out your drawers--make room for good things in your life."

I am still excited to introduce her to new friends or colleagues. "This," I say with reverence, "is my mom, Joan Kennedy."


I know I am only scratching at the surface of this, I feel words can't describe it all, but a picture, well that's worth thousands of those.
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sharing wisdom
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A tiny snippet of her life--at 92 she continues to share her wisdom and laugh, she is a motivational speaker, seminar/workshop leader, and an author. I love her like crazy and I hope to grow up to be just like her.
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34 comments:

  1. I have chills, Amy. Wow. Thank you for sharing your mother with us! Beautiful indeed.

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    1. Thank YOU August for bringing us #BOAW! I lovbed doing this.

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  2. Your mother is indeed, beautiful. Her smile radiates and I can tell she has a beautiful soul. Thanks for sharing a bit of her with all of us!

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    1. Thanks Jan! I was hoping the beauty of her soul would shine through--glad you saw it!

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  3. It's so nice to read about someone that just adores their mother. We often hear the opposite. Your mom is gorgeous!

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    1. I know Lillian! I feel sad for people who don't have a good relationship with their mom. She's my touchstone.

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  4. Wow, Amy! That's a post any mother would love to have written about her. And 92? What a role model! How lucky you are to have each other. That's truly beautiful!

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    1. Very lucky indeed Patricia! And every day I am reminded of that, so grateful for all our moments together.

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  5. Her eyes and that smile just knocked me out. And yes, you got them too. :-)

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    1. Jenny!Thank you. I'm hoping for her determination too!

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  6. What beautiful women, both of you. Thanks for giving us a glimpse, too.
    Karen

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    1. Thank you KM, it was fun -- of course, now I want to re-do it!

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  7. Such beautiful pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Helen, it was fun.

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  8. From the pictures, it shows how much she is enjoying life. That is beautiful!

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    1. And still enjoying it! You are absolutely right Amaryllis!

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  9. Wow, Amy! Thanks for sharing your mom with us. She is spectacular! So full of life.

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    1. Thanks Kassandra! She is! And I'm glad you think so too.

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  10. what a beautiful woman. You are so lucky to have her in your life. Her humor and wisdom shine through her eyes, so clear for all of us to see. Thanks for sharing her with us

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    1. Louise, I know how lucky I am, that is, sometimes I really know--it's good to be reminded.

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  11. Thanks for sharing your feelings about your mom and the beautiful photo montage. It makes me miss my mom, who was the subject of my first Beauty of a Woman blog entry (http://audreykalman.com/2012/02/09/tribute-to-a-different-kind-of-beauty - unfortunately I called August "Amber" in that post, but oh well :-)). I wish you many more years of joy with her.

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    1. Hey, I will absolutely read your first BOAW blog post about your mom--I'm sorry she's gone. And, I'm sure August was charming about the whole "Amber" thing.

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  12. What an amazing tribute! Thanks for sharing your lovely mother with us!

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    1. Susie, thanks for stopping by--she liked it too!

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  13. What an awesome tribute. She has a smile that reaches her eyes and just radiates out at you. She is so happy and full of life and that's beautiful! What a go getter and great example to have in your life!

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    1. You got that right! "...go getter" that's her in a nutshell!

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  14. Your mom is sooo beautiful! I was not like you and I could of cared less for my parents in high school...and now I make them know everyday how important they are to me! LOVE US SOME MOMS.

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    1. Rayne, thank you. I don't think it matters when you realize how much your parents mean to you as long as you let them know...and yes! LOVE US SOME MOMS! Love that!

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  15. Your mom is lovely! Thanks for sharing her with us. A great mom definitely impacts your entire outlook on life, doesn't she? I'm blessed with a beautiful mother as well. :-)

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    1. We are lucky. To know when you've been blessed is a wonderful thing.

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  16. You mother looks and sounds amazing! Very inspiring post.

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  17. I have not had the privilege of meeting Mrs.Kennedy, however being married to her grandson I have heard about her from the moment we met. Robert Kennedy II has always spoken very highly of her beauty as well as knowledge. I am excited to meet her and to also have a blog to now follow. Congratulations on all of your achievements in this life Mrs.Kennedy. You have raised beautiful children that have taken these wonderful attributes and passed them down to their own children. You are truly a gift to many and your actions and way of life will last longer and reach farther than you probably ever thought possible. Thank you so very much for being such a blessing to so many.

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    1. Hi Amie,
      Glad you found this! You had such lovely things to say, I hope you can meet her soon. I don't update this blog--new blog/new address, still Those Kennedy Women!
      www.kennedywomen.wordpress.com

      I will let Joan know about your comment

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