Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!


 To my Mom who gave birth to me and taught me to cook and clean, to love others,  respect my elders, be honest, have integrity, wear clean underwear and carry a dime in my bra.

And to the other wonderful ladies who have loved and mothered me.  
  • To Bessy (God rest her soul) who always laughed at me and with me, no matter what circumstance I got myself into!

  • To Mum Brown who allowed me to be me, warts and all, and loves me anyway
  • To my spiritual mother, Molly B, who has taught me so much about God's love and forgiveness and about loving myself
  • To Bernadette C who has been a wonderful surrogate grandmother to my girls and who accepts and encourages me 
  • And to all my friends who are mothers -- the ones I've met and those of you I haven't met

My dear friend Sandy B -- the "good" Sandy to my "bad" Sandy!

We had our annual Mother's Day tea at church yesterday:  a day of pampering and laughing and sharing.  Three of my beautiful daughters came as my guests as well as my good friend Sandy B.  It was wonderful to sit and be served, and the food was sooo good.
Caution:  None of these delicious foods are on my low-fat, low-sugar,
low-carb diet plan!  I was a most happy glutton!

We also had an opportunity to have semi-professional pictures taken (I always love to have portraits of my international daughters for my wall of fame); and we all went home with little pots of Johnny Jump-Ups.  

Three daughters + 1 Mom = 4 pots of flowers!  Lucky me!

My morning house contains 3 sleeping beauties.  The sun is shining and my bedroom window is open as I type this.  I have a babbling brook outside and I can hear the birds.  The day promises more flowers from church, digging in the garden, dinner of some sort prepared by sweet daughters and lots of love.

God is good!


Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Lovely post. Enjoy your day.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Mothers Day. You are a wonderful mom to your girls and to so many others as you take in all those students at your house too. Hope you have a very blessed day!

Susan Maricle said...

What a wonderful post! How lucky you are to have had all those amazing women in your life. And just imagine what your girls will say about you! Happy Mother's Day!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Ok, I have to know why the dime in your bra??? You are so pretty in that photo. Happy Mothers Day to you, friend:)

DearHelenHartman said...

A wonderful tribute. Happy Mother's Day to all.

Jack said...

Happy Mother's Day, Sandy! Looks like you're enjoying a weekend-long celebration, and that's the way to do it. Over at the Hideout, I posted a tribute to moms everywhere, including you; drop by for a visit if you get a free moment.

PS: ***Dawn*** - A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there were telephones in stores, and on streetcorners that you could activate and use by dropping a dime into a slot (hence the phrase to "drop a dime" on someone, ie, to report them to someone); you're very young, aren't you? :~)



WONDERFUL photos. Great memories. HAPPY MOTHER's DAY. Do you mind if I steal the babbling brook and birds for the rest of the evening. LOL Take care.

Bonnie said...

I sounds like a lovely day. I hope your weekend continued to be fabulous. Bonnie

Nezzy said...

It does truly take a village doesn't it?? 'Looks like ya had some truly amazin' women touch your life!

Sounds like you had the perfect Mother's Day sweetie!

I had to chuckle 'bout the dime in your bra! I remember such advice!

Have a marvelously blessed day sweetie!!! :o)

Diana said...

It sounds like we both had a wonderful Mother's Day! We are BLESSED!! Love Di ♥

Pat MacKenzie said...

Sounds like you had a beautiful Mother's Day. Lovely tribute to all your 'mothers'. I guess these days you have to put a twoonie in your bra instead of a dime!