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Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mom's Day To Everyone!

Being a Mom is the best, isn't it!? I am the proud mom of three absolutely wonderful children! My oldest daughter, Lindsey, is 25...and she happens to also be my best friend! My charming son, Mark, is 17. Precious Katherine is my "baby", and she is now 16! I really am lucky!

Today in the mail I received the sweetest card from my daughter, Lindsey. Inside she said "thanks for being my Mom"...okay are you crying yet!? I did! She also made me the most beautiful necklace...check out my pictures! Lindsey actually began her jewelry making career when she was only around 14! There was a gift shop in a nearby town that would purchase jewelry from her to sell. She received some pretty good checks from that!

For me, being a Mom, means you love your children, unconditionally. It means no matter what they do, what they wear, what they become, you love them! That doesn't mean you have to like everything they do and agree with all of their choices! We all need someone in our lives that gives us that unconditional love (okay, I know dogs do that too!!).

My Mom was also my best friend. Do you want to talk about the number one Mom in the world...well, it was my Mom! She grew up with not the best home life conditions. She was the oldest of 7 children, and she was basically the Mom to her siblings. She taught herself how to be a good Mom. To this day, I do not know how she was able to take care of 5 children, and still create the most fabulous meals everynight (she did get Saturday's off!). My Mom was the most compassionate woman I've ever known. She also had amazing 6th sense, before I could even tell her about some big surprise, she usually already knew! I think that comes from really knowing your children.

When Mark and Katherine were babies, she would come over every afternoon, same time everyday, to help me out and give me a chance to get out for a few minutes, and pick up Lindsey from school. We had so much fun together! And she would hold my face in her hands and give me that loving look of hers! Oh...and she would bring over these little treats for Mark and Katherine everyday too...and have "winter picnics" on the family room floor with them! I could go on and on! I was lucky to have such a role model. My Mom passed away very suddenly in 1994, and my heart is still broken. I'll always miss my best friend.

I don't want to leave on a sad note...that really was supposed to be an upbeat message! I just got a little carried away. My point is...Happy Mothers Day! Being a Mom is the most wonderful gift you can ever receive! It's a lot of trial and error, believe me, I know that...but we never give up, do we!!?

Happy Mom's Day...cherish the day!