I have been grateful for my dear friends, who are kind enough to share their Mothers with me. My Mom passed away when I was 40 years old, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss her. Tonight a dear friend of mine called and said that while her Mother was in town for a wedding, could they come over and visit. She wanted to see my house all decorated for Christmas...yes, which is still is. Her Mother will be 93 years old in March, and what a sweetheart she is, and she is doing amazing well at her age. She is beautiful inside and out. Her spirit is still so happy and strong, that must be where her daughter gets it from. I felt honored to have them in my home.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well, it is late and I am worn out... but just wanted to share with you this sweet poem and quote about Mothers. Please remember to hug and cherish your Mom, if she is still with you. And if you are like me and she has already passed away, then remember to try your hardest every day to be everything that your Mom would have wanted you to be.Try to be the best Mom you can be to your kids, that way... your Mom's life will effect generations to come!
Good night dear friends!
“Most of you are mothers, and very many of you are grandmothers and even great-grandmothers. You have walked the sometimes painful, sometimes joyous path of parenthood. You have walked hand in hand with God in the great process of bringing children into the world that they might experience this estate along the road of immortality and eternal life. It has not been easy rearing a family. Most of you have had to sacrifice and skimp and labor night and day. As I think of you and your circumstances, I think of the words of Anne Campbell, who wrote as she looked upon her children:
You are the trip I did not take;
You are the pearls I cannot buy;
You are my blue Italian lake;
You are my piece of foreign sky.
(“To My Child,” quoted in Charles L. Wallis, ed., The Treasure Chest , 54)
"You [mothers] are the real builders of the nation wherever you live, for you have created homes of strength and peace and security. These become the very sinew of any nation.” ~Gordon B. Hinckley,