Sunday, May 13, 2012

my mother's garden

Happy Mother's Day to all you mom's out there!

I am going to try my best not to be too sappy for this post, 
but I wanted to share a few things with you.

To give a little back story, I am probably one of the most shy people you will meet! And while trying to prepare for my Mom's funeral 
I was completely freaking out 
because I am a TERRIBLE public speaker, 
yet I felt compelled to say something. 

As you may or may not know, my Mom was a SERIOUS crafter 
(and possibly a bit of a hoarder!!) 
so I had tons of her things at her house to go through. 
The night before her funeral, I was playing with the dog and she knocked over a pile of books. One of them popped open, 
and I found the most perfect poem.

My Mother Kept A Garden
My Mother kept a garden,

a garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
that gave my life it's start.
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem...
And when the winds and rain came,
she protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I'd need to stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long.
I am my Mother's garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me
Author Unknown

I managed to make my way through this poem, 
with my then boyfriend now husband standing behind me. 
I know she would be proud that I overcame my fear for one day, 
a day to honour her.

My Mom did love her flowers and so I went on to get a garden of her favourite flowers tattooed on my arm, with I am my mother's garden written in Latin amongst them.

To lighten things up a bit, I have the card I made for my MIL and some silly pics of my mom.

I used Paper Smooches "pretty momma" and "chit chat" sets.
I also used Robyn Meierotto's quilting bee digi papers that can be found at Design House Digital.

Thanks for stopping by!
Here's some silly pics of my Mom. :)
(she would kill me for sharing these!!)

These are both from my last Christmas with her.
Love you Mom!!


  1. this is just beautiful, Kasia...the card, the pics and the me misty eyed. I lost my mom 2 years ago and today is always a tough one. Sometimes I feel like I'm 8 again and need my mom :) I know your mom was proud of you to have faced a fear that day at her funeral...they are always guiding us, still, aren't they ? Hugs :)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful poem with us, Kasia. Amazing the fears we can overcome for those we love isn't it? And from your story it sounds like she sent the poem to you to give you that little nudge you needed. :) Big hugs to you!

  3. Kasia, thank you for sharing something so personal and beautiful. Your card is gorgeous.

  4. What a beautiful poem & a perfect tribute to your Mom. ♥ Thank you for sharing this Kasia.

  5. Oh wow, Kasia. To think that the book popped open to that page, that is very special. The poem is wonderful and brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing the story, the cute pics, and the card. I love the polka dotted flower, the sentiment, and the awesome background on the card! Your mom definitely is proud of you :)

  6. Sorry to hear about your mom...she would be very proud of your talent. I am in awe at what your share with us ...thank you.

  7. This is so sweet! Love the pictures!

  8. What a beautiful post - I cried! Your card is also breath-taking, Kasia. Your mom must have been amazing, because that is exactly how she raised you to be. {{HUGS}}

  9. Hey friend! What a beautiful poem and post! Hope you are doing well and thinking of you!

  10. That is one of the best things I've ever read! It's a really touching poem.

  11. Wow Kasia-this is beautiful and such a tribute not only to your mom, but to the amazing young woman she raised - you. Thank you for sharing such a special intimate memory. Mothers are such a blessing, aren't they?

  12. That was definitely your Mom reaching out to you by knocking over that pile! Sounds like you had a lovely relationship with your Mom!
    Love the card too!

  13. Very touching post Kasia! Mother's Day has been difficult for me since my Mother passed away. The poem and your card are both very beautiful and a wonderful way to honor your Mother.

  14. This is a really sweet post Kasia - I love the poem, it is so heartfelt. Your mother will always be proud of you, Rx


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