Whether your mother is loving or distant, caring or critical, this is a place to stop and reflect about the challenge of that maternal bond.
All daughters and mothers are welcome!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

An Heirloom Corsage

Answering my call on the Friday before Mother's Day, the florist informed me that they had no "product" in the store to make a corsage with.  Oh, the joys of living in a small coastal town!
Apparently, after all the orders for the high school prom the previous weekend, she had not ordered enough flowers to make even one more simple wrist corsage.

But my disappointment soon turned delight when I remembered I had saved the wrist band of my mother's last corsage!  Taking a rose bud from the bargain bouquet that my husband gave me, and using double stick tape, I fashioned a one-day corsage that had more meaning than anything we could have purchased!

Just nine weeks before Mom stepped out of her earth suit and into Heaven, I had hosted her 75th Birthday Gala.  She wore this wrist corsage"bracelet" with joy.  Now I have a new tradition...wearing her wrist corsage on a day that honors mothers.  A precious way to bring her memory into sharper focus!  What a blessing!

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Mothering is essential!
If we don't get it from our biological mother, we certainly need is from someone else.
Who mothered you?

                                                                       (circa 1986)
Today I'm...
Celebrating all those precious people who took care of our physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Feeling the loss of my own mother and in tune with others whose moms have passed on.
Missing my kids and trying to down play their geographical distance.
Grateful to my husband for always esteeming my efforts at mothering.
Praising GOD for His goodness in my life!

(from a book of Haiku poetry I wrote back then)


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Maternal Instincts

Don't you just want to scoop up this little chick?
Don't you want to make sure he has adequate food and water?
Don't you want to cuddle him?


In full disclosure, I've raised several pairs of ducklings with the help of my kids.
My daughter was especially "maternal" with them, and we so enjoyed watching them grow.
Everyone needs a mother I think.
It seems to be the way GOD designed us.
We are created for nurture.
We receive it and extend it.
Motherhood is such a precious GIFT.

Blessings to you and yours this spring...((HUGS))