Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Mom....














Dear Mom.....
My family is so lucky that I had you for a Mother - because it is by your example that I have been shaped to be the Mother that I am. You taught me when to go easy, but when to be firm. When to scold, but when to laugh. When to help, and when to step back. You bestowed upon me patience, virtue, kindness and nurturing - not by "teaching" but by showing. Most of all Mom, you gave me unconditional love every minute of every day - and that is the most precious gift that a mother can give of herself.
It is my deepest wish that my life honors you and all you have done for our family by being the best parent I can be to Sal and Sabrina. That I teach them -- the lessons you taught me. And that I instill in them - the wisdom, patience and kindness that you instilled in me. Like me, they miss you every day - and talking about special times they have shared with you -- fills their hearts with joy.

So on this Mother's Day, I hope you know I love you Mom - we all love you. But I love you most -- for all that you have been and all that you continue to be -- in me.

Happy Mother's Day Mom.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from Mother's Days gone by.......






















Happy Mother's Day to all of you Moms.

We have such an important job - lets all try really hard to get it right!


9 comments:

katie jane said...

Your mother is very lucky to have you for a daughter. You know what is important and how to appreciate the teacher. Cathie, your mother created a special person. Happy Mother's Day.

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a beautiful tribute to your mom ... I know that she would be touched by your words.

Happy Mom's Day!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Very nicely said, Cathie. Loved seeing the Mother's Day pics.

Mary said...

beautiful post Cathie! Happy Mother's Day girl. and on your last post with the beach house painting - love that. have fun on your weekend at the beach. I need a little of that myself.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What a sweet tribute to your mom. Love the photos.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

EVERY day should be one that we celebrate our mothers! Love this post, especially enjoy the photographs..

LOVE just pours from the screen!

I hope your special day was just as SPECIAL as you ARE!

xo, me :)

Lynn said...

Sweet photos...sweet memories.

soulbrush said...

this is so touching...sigh...

Pursuing Art... said...

Well, thank the lord I don't have mascara on right now! Oh, Cathie...beautiful post and tribute to your mom!

I believe that she knows how much you love her! All her heart, love, wisdom and beauty live within you darling. I know...she couldn't be more proud of her daughter!!! You've done a beautiful job with your kids, Cathie!!!

Beautiful pictures of you all...I'm so glad you shared! She was a beautiful lady and you and Sabrina sure look like her!!!

She was a LOVE and so are YOU!!!

XOXOXO ~me

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