Friday, May 6, 2011

Lessons from Mom...

Mother's Day...always spent with my children and my husband...a cherished day together with them doting on me, just precious.

But my heart is truly with my mom.

She left us in August of 1999,

but she remains in my thoughts daily...

my memories of her and the lifelong
lessons she gave me become more dear to me with each passing day.

she was the one who taught me...

to be a free spirit...that what you could make with your own two hands~ what you could grow yourself in your own garden~ would be more valuable to you and your soul than anything you could purchase at a store~

that if you gave your all to just 'getting by', then that's what you'd get~

and when you don't know what you want,
then it's probably time to start enjoying what you have~

Thanks Mom, for always believing in me~ for always seeing the part of me that I could never see ~ and for just being my mom, then and now.

Wishing all of you a beautiful Mothers Day weekend full of
sweet new memories and precious old ones!


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

What a beautiful post and fabulous photo! What wonderful smiles!!!

I think this will become my mantra "and when you don't know what you want, then it's probably time to start enjoying what you have"

I hope you have a grand weekend, Paula!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a beautiful post and very inspiring, Paula. I agree with Marsha, I have a new quote!

Happy Mother's Day!


Lisa said...

Sweet and poignant! Out of all the gifts, I still have everyone of my childrens handmade mothers day when I'm gone, and they are going through to clean out, they will come across all of those cherished gifts and know that I held their love. Be well and have a good Mothers day yourself. Thanks Paula!


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Holding my memories a little closer this weekend too Paula!
Love your photos....just beautiful!!
Happy Mother's Day to you!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a very sweet and special tribute to your dear mother. She really raised an awesome daughter!!

Happy PS and Happy Mother's Day!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Tutti Chic said...

what a beautiful post paula & such beautiful parents! :) chris

CosmoGirl Carla said...

What a wonderful tribute. And such a good-looking couple! Sounds like you had a very nice Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing, Paula.

michelle said...

What a beautiful post Paula. I would say that she did an amazing job at teaching you life. :)
I hope that you had a wonderful Mothers Day. :)

Jenny said...

Great picture! Your mom sounds like one of a kind. Thanks for posting!