Sunday, May 8, 2011

Those who have gone before me.

I am mindful that today is celebrated as Mother's Day around the world. We don't make a big thing of it in our house as I appreciate Superman's approach with the children that EVERY day is Mother's Day. He is always encouraging the children to help me more and to honor me and they do. I am truly blessed by my family daily.

But for my mothers I am so thankful. My mom is truly a gem. She is my encourager when times are tough, she is my champion supporter when I attempt something new. She loves and serves with her whole heart and is one of the most giving people I know.

This is my mom and me around 1972!

My mother in law has been part of my world for 23 years now and is a brave, loving and joyful woman who has touched my heart deeply. She loves her grandchildren unconditionally and her arms are always open to hold and cuddle those who need it.

My mom in law and her grandsons.

Further back, I remember my grandma. One of my greatest regrets is that I didn't get to know her better, but I was a very self centred young person...there are some special memories I have of her. Making toffee, fudge, fish pie (with little hearts on top), lemon curd, bed socks, colorful blankets are all memories I have of her. Special Sunday lunches where she pulled out all the stops for us. Sleepovers and special shopping trips on the bus!

My Grandma, with my mom and aunt.

To these woman who went before me - I am grateful for you in my life. I would be much poorer for not knowing your love and ways.

To the moms who are readers of this blog - may you always find joy and fulfilment in being a mother.

And to my close friends (Cath, Lisa G, Lisa VDL, Wendy M and Linda M), thank you for being my inspiration, support and encouragement as you mother your own.

6 comments:

Cath said...

Thank you my friend. It was a treat seeing you.

Linnie said...

Blessed Mother's Day, Wendy!
Thank you for the inspiration you are in my live!
Beautiful post!

Wendy said...

Thank you Wendy! You are truly a "super mom"! {And an inspiration to me always!}

Lois Evensen said...

What a beautiful post. Happy Mothers Day.

Hugs,
Lois

africanaussie said...

Wendy,
Very well put! I am also against what I call "hallmark holidays" and have always resented paying twice the price for flowers that have been forced to flower by a certain date. It is hard to go against the norm though. My kids and hubby know that a surprise (even fresh picked out my own garden) bunch of flowers any other time of the year is more special.

AJK said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too! What a lovely post with beautiful, rich history of the most important women in your life!