"The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children." - Elaine Heffner
The one thing that we all have in common is that each of us has a mother to think of on Mother's Day. Unfortunately my mother is no longer with us physically but she will remain with me in my memory and in my thoughts. She is the one that encouraged my creativity. I realized as I grew older, with a family of my own, how many things she taught me in her own quiet way.
(An altered book honoring my mother at each stage of her life.)
(An altered "collage" frame for mom.)
I will be sharing this day with many other mother's as the family gathers together. There will be mothers-in-laws, sisters-in-law, daughters, daughters-in-law, and nieces, who will all celebrating this day of being mother's. You are all "special ladies".
For me, the years spent raising three children, have been filled with so many moments that have made me not only a teacher, provider or care-taker, but also counselor, listener, and a constant student of motherhood. Now after all these years I can say it was an on going learning experience. I would admit that it is not an easy job all the time, but it was a very worthy one.
Now I can watch my three grown children create their own place in this world. They have each proven to be good, decent, unique and hard working people. I love you Kevin, Amy and Matthew. I am happy to be your mom!
"There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one."
- Jill Churchill