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
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!!