Hello friends! Today is my Mom's birthday...and even though I already mailed her card, I wanted to write a little post in her honor today. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love and admire my Mom! She is such a special lady...and even though she did not give birth to me, she has raised me from a young girl. I have often thought what it is she did as a very young mom that drew me so close to her...and have decided that among many things, it is the way she made and still makes me feel about myself. She was always a good listener growing up, and rarely if ever said a critical word. Over the years she has instilled in me a quiet confidence in myself and the feeling that she was proud of me. She always and I mean always had a smile on her face, it didn't seem to matter what was going on in the world around her. As a young girl, my oldest daughter would just stare at her face and finally blurted out, "Grandma, how do you get your lips to do that?" It was funny, but her mouth always curved upward, as if God permanently planted a smile on her face and a sunny disposition in her heart.
My mom was a hard worker and worked outside the home as I was growing up. She gave up a career to raise us three kids I discovered much later in life...but she worked at different jobs to help support the family. But on weekends she would be baking and I was very fond of her cream pies and cherry cobblers. So this little Tilda with the wooden baking spoon was the one I chose to honor my Mom today.
This was made for the Magnolia-licious blog challenge for the month.
I have been absent for awhile and it felt good to stamp a card today...hope you enjoy this short post. I have tried much harder to listen to my kids more ...even grown up now and attending college...and offer less advice. I just tell them how much I admire some quality in them and assure them when they are going through a hard time that I have confidence in them. Wow, it is a lifelong lesson, but I hope through my Mom's guidance I am getting a little better about it.
Blessings to you~