A very Happy Mother's Day to one and all!
"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother" ~Abraham Lincoln
(If only we didn't have to wait until they became president for them to realize this . . . )
I finally got one of those mini applique irons that everyone else has . . .
"It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't." ~Barbara Kingsolver
When she was about 12 and we were going through a particularly difficult period (and, if I recall, she didn't like me very much), my daughter wrote me a Mother's Day poem, LOL. Can't remember what we were fighting about, probably homework. . . . I keep a copy of this on my sewing room wall. Here's an excerpt:
"You are there when I laugh
There when I cry
Nothing can stop you
From making me try.
Pushing me through
Sometimes over the edge
We'll always be friends
To that I can pledge.
At times it seems hard
Especially when we fight
You think l'm wrong
I think I'm right.
It doesn't make sense
But neither does love
Like that of an angel
Sent from above."
There's more, but you get the point. Ah, mothers and daughters . . . At least she got some of her angst out in a creative way. We're better now, some days, at least.
I have a son, too, and he recently turned 21. Where oh where does the time go?? One of my favorite pictures of us, taken just several days after being inducted into "Momhood." Is that really my hair?? I'm so old now I can't remember if it was a perm or that wonderful thing that happens to your hair in pregnancy . . .
He looks very content, doesn't he? They say babies don't actually smile when they're only a couple of days old, probably just gas everyone said. But I know better . . .
I started sewing some half-square triangles from scraps a few weeks ago when I was bored. No special pattern. I love simple triangle quilts, so I'll probably just put them together into a little one. Maybe I'll have a little time to get some more of them finished today.
"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." ~Henry Ward Beecher
"The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best." ~Hamilton Wright
Have a good one.