Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In Loving Memory

Yesterday was my mom's birthday. In loving memory of her, I'm posting these pictures to share with you. She was a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and teacher. She touched so many lives during her short time with us. I miss her everyday, especially now that I have children of my own. At the same time, I know she is with me; she's a part of me, a part of my children. And I dedicate my writing career to her, since she was the one responsible for my book addiction. My memories of her always include a book in her hand (mostly those bodice rippers from the '80s!). The very first romance I read came from her library. She always encouraged me to follow my dreams. She kept a ready supply of books for me to read and paper and pencil for me to write. After her death I discovered in her notebooks that she had written a few stories, too. Romance, of course. Apparently, writing romance is in the genes and something I was born to do.

Happy Birthday, Mom! We miss you so much!

Patty Zimmerman
January 11, 1958-August 23, 1989


  1. Dear Tricia,

    I feel deeply touched by your post and the beautiful image you pass to us of your Mum - and of who YOU are! CONGRATULATIONS for your beautiful HEART and the love you show.
    I am sure you are a great MUM too!

    My Mum is slowly dying of old age, getting weaker and weaker every day. I try to remember her as she was when I was growing up. Now, it is as if she had became a child, and me her Mother! She lost her own MUM when she was three years old, so I really try to be her loving MUM now. In the mean time, my three grown up kids also make me happy to have been a Mother.

    I have a blog which, with Mum's disease, I have not updated lately, but promise to if you go by and pay a visit. OK?


    Maria Carmo

  2. Thank you for your lovely comment, Maria! You are very gracious to say such nice things. I'm sorry to hear of the difficulty with your Mum. I'm glad you have your children to help you with this situation and your Mum must be grateful to have such a loving daughter. Cherish every moment with her and your children. I'm sure you understand how precious each day really is!

    I look forward to reading your blog. And thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog and on GoodReads! I'm glad to have you as a new friend! :)