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Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days in various parts of the world but in Canada, USA, Australia and South Africa and possibly other countries, it is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. I love this day as I have been blessed with a very special mom. I wrote about her a couple of years ago here

I put together a little video of my special mom.

Of all the many jobs in my life, the best has been being a mom!! It wasn’t always easy but it was always worth it. I am so proud if these two. 

with number one son
with number one daughter
and now I’m a mom to this crazy fur baby who knows how to relax

Wishing all mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers, aunts and mentors, a wonderful day as we celebrate motherhood in all its forms.

 

Mother´s day is a special day in many parts of the world although is not celebrated on the same day. Today it is Mother´s Day in Canada and the US and it was Mother´s Day in Spain last Sunday. In the UK, Mothering Sunday, sometimes known as Mother’s Day, is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent,  exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday. This year it was on March 15. Mother´s day in France is usually the last Sunday in May.

Mother´s Day has always been a special day for me as I was blessed with the gift of a wonderful mother. I am grateful for her everyday and especially on this day.

mom and baby me

Mom and baby me

She taught me so much. Not just how to cook tasty economical meals, sew my own clothes and keep a clean house, but how to be kind to everyone and to value friends and family. She worked hard on the farm when we were growing up; milking the cows, feeding the chickens, collecting eggs, growing a large garden, canning  fruits and vegetables for the winter, cooking for large harvesting crews and branding parties, and so much more.  She was an amazing cook and won prizes for her baking. Her German fruit kuchen was the best! There was always extra food for welcomed drop in guests.  She never left the house without looking well put together when she went to town for church, meetings or shopping. Because she is such a perfect role modal, I think I turned out to be a pretty decent mom myself. At least my kids tell me I am.

She always made us feel loved and still does. Her love wasn´t limited to her own children but to her many nieces and nephews as well. Our house was often full of visiting relatives. She never forgot a birthday and sent hand written notes to those she didn´t see often. Now her love is extended to her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. That love is returned tenfold.

Mom and a great great granddaughter

Mom and a great great granddaughter

I found a note she sent to me at age seven, when she had my second brother.  You can feel the love.

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In 2009, I took my daughter and mother to meet my aunt in Sedona, Arizona for a holiday. We made dream catchers. Look how proud she is of hers.

Mom in Sedona with her sister, granddaughter and me

Mom in Sedona with her sister, granddaughter and me

Mom with me and my brothers November 2013, her 85th Birthday pary

Mom with her kids, November 2013, her 85th Birthday party

Mom accepts life as it comes and although life hasn´t been easy the last couple of years, she still has that same sweet smile at age 86. During my most recent visit we looked at old pictures and had some great laughs as we reminisced. The staff in the nursing home tell me she is a pleasure to have around and I believe it. She is truly a gift I treasure.

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With Mom, April 2015

 

Happy Mother´s Day to everyone who is a mother, step mother, special aunt or good friend to a younger person. It is an important job!

A very special Mother’s Day quote from a good blogging friend from New Zealand, Judith Baxter  Visit her blog for great stories and inspiration I Choose How I Spend the Rest of My Life  (don’t you just love the name of her blog)

A baby said to god

“I hear you are sending me to earth tomorrow.  How am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”

God said “Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you”

The child then said “But here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing, smile and be happy”.

God said “Your angel will sing and smile for you and you will feel your angel’s love for you and you will be happy.”

And the child said “But who will protect me?”

And god said “Your angel will protect you even if it means risking its own life”

Then the child said “If I am to leave heaven please tell me my angel’s name”

And god said “You will simply call her Mum.”

Happy Mother’s Day to all the special angels out there.

I am so happy I was given a perfect angel to be my mom.  She has been an angel to four generations in our family. Here she is with my daughter and me.

And at her 80th Birthday

 

 

“Why does the thrill of soaring have to start with the fear of falling?”

Did your Mom, or someone like a mom, ever give you an extra push that helped shape your life? Have you ever had to give your children or someone else a push? It isn’t easy, but so necessary. Without an extra push from time to time we would never accomplish our dreams or become the person we were meant to be.

Here’s to all the Mom’s out there that have given that all important push. It is the greatest gift of all; the supreme act of love and courage.

Perhaps we learn it from nature. I would like to share a wonderful video as my Mother’s Day gift.

“Even Eagles Need a Push”

http://www.flickspire.com/m/hwnw/EvenEaglesNeedAPush?lsid=6457f7883f328ea1acbf48697123b60e

Happy Mother’s Day!!


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