Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day ...

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 we've shared with you can be bittersweet -- as it fills our hearts with deep sadness and 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.  I miss you so.

Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms. 
We ONLY get one shot at this....
Let's Do It RIGHT!

6 comments:

Mary said...

Happy Mother's Day Cathie!

sukipoet said...

beautiful tribute to your mom.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Bless your loving heart Cathie. Your own Mothering love shines through always. Thinking of you xoxo

libbyquilter said...

sweet sweet thoughts as you remember your mother.

wishing you a beautiful day~!

:)
libbyQ

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Well, what a touching tribute to your Mum Cathie, thinking of you today, Lesley x

Pursuing Art... said...

Cathie...I know your mom would be SO PROUD of YOU! She must have been a beautiful and loving woman, because her love shines from your heart in all that you do!!! XOX

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