Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

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I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~Abraham Lincoln
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I am not eloquent of speech (wish I were) but I wanted to let the mothers in my life know how special they are. I have many fond memories of my mom and the lessons she has taught me. My love of crafting and homemaking comes from a mother who can do it all. I really think the only craft she is limited by is knitting. I learned to craft, sew, grow a garden then can those vegi's as well as cook from a mother who knew and cared enough to teach me. How thankful I am for these skills (even more so is my dear husband). I am amazed at the number of ladies who don't have these skills in their lives.

Mom, I will endevor to remember stories of records through picture windows when I replace the computer screen after having a toy launched by little fingers at it. And wooden spoon's effect on moving beaters as my boys tip over grandfather clocks. Or when the scooters are parked behind the van, again. I will remember teaching cartwheels as we head to the ER, again.

I will savor all these but most of all the moments of cuddling on the couch. Of dandilion boquets that bring on itchy eyes and sneezing. I will cherish the repeated calls of "MOMMMMMYYYYY!" I will drink the "special juice" and smile through the eggs shells in scrambled eggs from my breakfast in bed. I will imprint the size of those little fingers, the sounds of laughter from little voices, and the stilling of that little cry with a hug. I will count my blessings one slobbery kiss at a time.

I will strive to teach my boys to be strippling warriors so that they too may one day say, "we did not doubt for our mother taught us".

Mom, thanks for teaching me everything.
And my other mom, thanks for raising your strippling warrior. He has become as Captain Moroni.
I love you both.
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You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back. ~William D. Tammeus

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