Mother my Mother

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Ah Mothers Day!!! A day to remember our Mothers, Grandmothers, and to be remembered if we are indeed a Mother! One of my favorite memories from Mothers day was 2 years ago when the kids at church were asked to go up front and sing a song to the Mothers....we were telling my son Talon to go - he didn't want to but got up, as he was passing in front of me he whispered "Child Abuse"

I think about that every mother's day now.

I know that there are some women who struggle with Mothers day for them they review their faults and convince themselves that they are not a good Mommy....to the point that they cannot wait for the day to end. I used to think if it's so hard don't think about YOURSELF think about your Mother and Grandmother honor them not yourself.....for some that is where the original pain started, for others their Mother is no longer her to honor.  For those women I send you a hug and promise the sun will rise tomorrow and it will be okay. The later is now my path....how to celebrate Mothers day with out your Mother being here physically?!

*To borrow a line - at least words from my Brother Edwin's song for my Dad (I know work with me here)

Mother, did I tell you enough that I love you? Did you feel it in my touch? Did you know dear Mom that you're my hero? Oh Momma I hope you know! 

My Mother loved to read & write poetry, quotes, and little short "gems". I can remember coming home from school to the sound of the old "Royal" typewriter going 90 miles a minute Mother would be in there creating her "I P" (inspirational points) books that she would send out with missionaries to help them preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. I remember that there were things my Mother would do that would just plain embarrass me to death however, I find myself doing them now. I love quotes!!! I find myself giving "gems" to my children, my favorite "Give nice Get nice"! I am not sure if it is helping or hurting them at this point but at any rate, here are a few quotes to help celebrate the life of your Mother, Grandmother, and or YOU!

 Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.  ~Aristotle

 Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.  ~T. DeWitt Talmage

 Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.  ~Lionel Kauffman

 Sing out loud -in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.  ~Marilyn Penland

  Here's to strong women everywhere!!!  -May we know them -May we be them -May we raise them!!!

  May you walk with light and peace this Mothers day and always.

-Shelli

 

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Rainmaker
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Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
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Shelli,

Very nicely written.  Mother's are the highest quality individuals that a child should aspire....and they should not wait until you lose yours to believe in that......

May 11, 2008 09:55 AM #1
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Shelli Lamoreaux - Engler
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groovyshelli

Thank you Dan, I was very lucky to have my mother as a best friend! I miss her so!

I have heard it said that no matter your relationship with your parents you still miss them when they are gone.

thank you again.

Shelli

May 11, 2008 12:29 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Shelli - You are a true 'gem' and you have such a way with words! I adore you, May I personally wish you a very wonderful "Happy Mother's Day" to you. I know your children appreciate you and you are a fantastic mother. Thinking of your children always first ever before yourself. Your mother would be so very proud. She must have been a wonderful woman to raise such a wonderful mother and daughter and a wonderful woman that I call my friend ( you have brought peace to my heart today and I have shed a tear reading your post)...Thank You..

Here is a gem that I have personally in my kitchen and it makes me think of many women and influences in my life, including you.

"Here's to a good woman,

may we know them,

may we be them,

may we raise them."

I would love to see you post this in the "them-them" group, I read they were doing a special tribute to mothers...this is so deserving and I know many would enjoy your words and wonderful tribute to your mother! You're GREAT!

May 11, 2008 01:07 PM #3
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Mike Jones
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Shelli,

Happy Mother's Day!  And much success tomorrow.

Mike in Tucson

May 11, 2008 03:36 PM #4
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Shelli Lamoreaux - Engler
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groovyshelli

Candace, ever the mentor and Friend to me! thanks for the suggestion I posted to them them...we will see if them are impressed! :-)

I hope you had a wonderful Mothers day as well.

thank you Mike for your kind words as well.

here is to a happy week for us all!

Charge!!!!!!!!

May 11, 2008 05:52 PM #5
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Shelli - This is a terrific post about your mom.  I also like the "child abuse" line from your son.  I am including this post in the Family Ties recap today.

May 17, 2008 12:48 PM #6
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Shelli,

You're so blessed to still have your mother' memory. 

Mike in Tucson

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