Happy Mother’s Day to all us moms! Of all the things I’ve done in my life, I think raising young ones was the toughest of all. We all have hopes and dreams for them, but things usually never turns out the way we’ve planned. In the end, it all works out, and you look back and wonder: where did the years go? This has been me recently. It’s almost as if I’d been a sleep all those years and all of the sudden woke up only to realize they are all grown up with lives of their own. Where did the time go? It was like the blink of an eye. I’m so grateful for my two sons. They’ve been a blessing and have both turned out to be very smart young men whom I’m very proud of.
“Having a little girl has been like following an old treasure map with the important paths torn away.” Heather Gudenkaufy
Dedicated To My Mom
This Mother’s Day is a very dear and sad one for me. My momma, who is 78, bless her heart, has been recently diagnosed with dementia. This has been so devastating to me and my family. It’s been so heart breaking to see her starting to forget things. I love my mom so very much, and am very thankful I got to be her daughter.
I try to keep her mind busy with happy memories and special things, hoping some of them will stick with her thoughts during these tough days.
Dementia is a terrible disease to deal with. If anyone out there is going through the same thing, my heart truly goes out to you and your loved ones.
“For when a child is born the mother also is born” Gilbert Parker
I dedicate this post to my mom Diane, and am wishing her a Happy Mother’s Day. Thank you, mom, for all you’ve done through out my life time. Most of all, thank you for being that special one God chose to give birth to me.
Many years later, she was given two amazing grandsons, whom she’s very proud of.
“A child’s first teacher is its mother”
Through the years she’s crossed a lot of bridges and burned a few in her life. One of her favorite things she did in her younger years was to coach softball for students back in Wyoming. She had her own team called the Purple Pirates, and boy were they hard ball players! They were usually in first place.
Among the many jobs she’s had through her life, her favorite was being a Nurse’s Aide. She truly loved taking care of people at the Health Care Center. Then she ventured out to in home care for the elderly who were home bound. My mom was so giving and caring to those who needed that helping hand.
Fast forward 20 years and my very hard working mom is now in need of that extra helping hand. While we get wise in old age, it’s to bad our bodies get so tired and worn out. If you’re still blessed to have your mom in her life, give her an extra hug and let her know how much you love her.
“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” Ricki Lake
I’ve loved the long walks we’ve taken together along the old dirt roads and in the deep woods.
“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
One of our favorite past times this spring so far has been to go sit and watch a family of foxes.
“The most beautiful word on the lips of mankind is the word ‘Mother’, and the most beautiful call is the call of ‘My Mother’.” Kahlil Gibran
The first night we saw them out of their den, there happened to be 9-10 little foxes that we could count. That was either a family of two, or the momma fox had one big crew!
“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity.” Agatha Christie
My mom was a nature lover and wanderer. She always did let the road lead her to its destination. This is something she has past on to my sons and I.
“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” Barbara Kingsolver
Like many of us mothers, my mom loves gardening. She spends many a day during the spring and summer months outside pulling weeds and watering her plants. So, every Mother’s Day she would get garden plants and/or seeds from us. She always said, “don’t send me flowers, I’d rather grow them.” So that’s what we did, indeed.
Thank You, Mom
Thank you, Mom, for being my mom and being there when I needed you. Thanks so much for taking caring for me when I was sick or stubbed my toe. Thank you for being an inspiration in being a hard worker and teaching me not to take no for an answer. Like you said, “If you want to do it, do it!” I love you and now it’s my turn to help take care of you and give back what you gave me.
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”
Happy Mother’s Day to all us moms! I wish everyone a wonderful one. Today, take a little extra care for yourself, and tell yourself, “hey, I’ve done a good job raising my children”. Cause no one else could have done it as well as you have. Live, love, and laugh all you want. Because today is your day, enjoy it!