I have to laugh every time I think about doing crafts and my Mom. From the time I was a little girl, Mom said I just loved to do any type of craft with my hands. She however didn't share the same love for crafts, and actually couldn't stand when I asked her to do some with me.
Today I taught my Quilt class, I love teaching all these new found friends of mine. I smiled when some of the ladies told me how much they enjoyed me as their teacher. I smiled because, later in life when my Mom had a stroke, she had to go to a Rehab Physical Therapy, (actually that wasn't the part that made me smile ). It was the day I went to visit her and asked her how she was doing? She had a frustrated look on her face and said, "Guess what they made me to in therapy today?" I was curious and asked what. She said "they made me do crafts, they say it will help my fine motor skills... I don't believe it!" We had a good laugh over that. My Mom's passion was in the kitchen... cooking, she was an amazing cook. I however don't really care a lot about cooking and food just isn't my thing. Funny that Mother and Daughter can be that different and still so much alike.
Today is my Mom's birthday. She has been gone for quite a few years now, but not a day goes by that I don't think of her and miss her.
I was trying to take a photo of myself the other day, to send to my daughter in college ( she wanted to see my new sweater ). As I looked in the mirror, I was a bit surprised how much more I look like my Mom each day. I know she is not far away. I think she would smile herself, if she knew that I celebrated her birthday by doing one of her favorite (not) things...crafts and creating! I hope all of you... who are blessed to still have your Moms with you, will take the time to tell her how much you love and appreciate her!
Good night dear friends!
P.S. Happy Birthday Mom...if you are listening!
"True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new." ~Antoine de Saint
"My mom is literally a part of me. You can't say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors." ~Carrie Latet
"A part of you has grown in me. And so you see, it's you and me together forever and never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart." ~ Unknown