Friday, May 9, 2008

It's Mother's Day!

Mother's Day has been a special day in my heart for many years. I first became a mother on June 17, 1975 when my first daughter Annetta was born. She went home to Jesus on that same day, but I became a mom that day. It was many years later and many heartbreaks later, that I finally became a mother to our son. That mother's day my husband bought me a beautiful brooch that I wear every mother's day....it is a jeweled MOM. Two years later I became mom to our daughter. I loved raising those two babies!

Of course, I cannot think of mother's day without thinking about the other women in my life. My mother was always home and provided such a warm and loving home to come home to. She was a single mom as my dad passed away when I was 9. I know it couldn't have been easy for her. To tell you that I had a wonderful grandmother would only be touching the surface. She was a whirlwind of activity in the home. The whole family gravitated to her home.

My precious Aunt Barb, who just lost her husband of 64 years in January is like a second mom to me. Never a harsh word and always words of encouragement. And of course, my two dearest friends. Rose @ A Hint of Home and Kathy @ Mimi's Garden. Rose is truly like a sister to me. We were young wives, learning as we went and making ends meet. Kathy, a kindred spirit in raising our children and laughing at the silly-ness of life! So as you can see I have been blessed. I know many of you today are also remembering and honoring the wonderful women and children in your life. Enjoy your day!

8 comments:

Kathy said...

So sweet...thanks, my friend!
love you...Kathy

A Hint of Home said...

Thanks "Sis"! That was a wonderful tribute to all the women close to you. Love Ya!

Kelli said...

Happy Mother's Day!
~Kelli

Rue said...

That was really beautiful :)

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
rue :)

Charlotte said...

What wonderful women you had in your life. And it sounds like you are a wonderful mother as well. I was so thankful that I could stay home with my children when they were growing up. I can't imagine not being there with them and for them.
Hope your Mother's Day was very special.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful post. Hope it was a wonderful day for you.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

What a beautiful post! What a blessing to have so many special, cherished people in our lives! :)

~Rhonda

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Ceekay, The pink things with dice on them were soaps...is that not a cute idea??? LOL! They smelled heavenly! Have a great night! :) ~Rhonda

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