Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of you in blog land. I know some of you have lost your mother's, but you have the memories of when they were still living. I am one of those, whose mother is deceased and I have the memories of what she taught me as I was growing up and the help that she gave me with her wisdom as I was raising my own three children.
Mom raised ten of us kids and I am sure that we probably gave her a white hair or two although she did not have many at the time of her death.
She and my dad always let us kids voice our opinions and then they would give us theirs. I can remember when my mother taught me to cook. She never really measured anything. It was always a pinch of this and a pinch of that.
I still to this day wish I had paid closer attention to when she made her dump cake. She never measured she would just put all the ingredients into a pan and stir it up. It was always yummy and disappeared. The memories of the making of home-made ice cream, learning to sew on an electric sewing machine, to help quilt, to embroidery, to can, things that today some of the younger generations think we are a little eccentric.
My mother's day wish for all of you, who have a living mother, to take the time to call them, or if possible go see them for a little while, You never know when they will be gone and you wish you had just another five minutes.
Have a wonderful weekend. Mine will be spent tomorrow at the Horse Show with my oldest two grandsons. The reminder of the day is that I needed to come early to get a good parking spot. It is suppose to be cloudy and in the 70's which will be wonderful. A possibility of showers, but we will pray a lot that won't happen. Breakfast Mother's day with the family together and then they can spend their day doing what they would like to do. I get to be lazy or that is what the boys say. Of course you never know what they will tell you.
Take care


NanaDiana said...

Shirley- What a nice post today. I love hearing about when you were growing up. What a big family you grew up in!

I lost my mother many, many years ago..but I am so blessed to have 4 kids and 9 living grands and one more on they way. I hope you have a wonderful weekend..and Happy Mother's Day- xo Diana

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

A lovely Mother's Day post, Shirley! What a great Mom you had -- encouraging you to voice your opinions! My mother has been dead for nearly 32 years and I have many loving memories of her and my wonderful Aunt Molly, my father's sister, who was like a second mother to me all my life. We were blessed with her presence until 2004. You're so right in advising those with living mothers to call them, see them, share loving feelings. And may you have an absolutely wonderful Mother's Day!

Elaine said...

My mother is gone also.. We all should haven listened a bit more closer I think about many things. Happy Mother's day

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirley,
Happy Mother's Day to you with many blessings for the day.
Your mother sounds like an amazing lady and to raise 10 children, WOW.
I know she is very proud of you and the wonderful lady you are.

I did take the time to catch up with your posts and you have really been busy. I hope they can get your hubby's meds figured out.
Your stitch work sounds fantastic.

Have a special weekend and enjoy your day.

Blessings and hugs, Celestina Marie

Vicki said...

Hi, Shirley, sweet friend,
I loved hearing memories of your mother. I know she was a terrific mom. She raised a lovely daughter for sure!! My mom cooked just like yours with a pinch of this and a dollop of that. But, didn't everything taste so wonderful? Have a happy week! Sending love to you~Vicki

romance-of-roses said...

Shirley, that is how I cook, don't measure anything. Pinch of this and a pinch of that my granddaughters don't understand it, but it works for me. Hope your mothers day was a special one. Hugs...Lu