Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day everyone. I hope that you have a sweet day surrounded by your family and lots of love!

It's Show and Tell Sunday once again.

Our task this week is to show and tell about our mother. So sit back and relax because I am going to share my very special Mom!

*Caring*Giving*Selfless*Amazing*Strong*

These are words that describe my mother. Her life has been a hard one, but she ALWAYS comes out of top!
While in the 4th grade, she lost her Daddy. This meant that her stay-at-home Mom would have to go out and earn a living for the family. Since my mother was the oldest, she was thrown into the role of mother for her two younger siblings, a sister and a brother. She had to cook the meals and take care of the kids.....something that she has now done for most of her life. She was a stay-at-home Mom while my sister and I were growing up. She actually had June Clever beat!! The house was always spotless and a HUGE meal was on the table every night at precisely 5:00 when my Daddy got home from work. My mother is an amazing (old-timey) cook, and with any meal she prepares, there is a variety and abundance of food.....still to this day!
She always canned tomatoes, kraut, beans, jams, and jellies. I remember loving to help her break beans or shuck corn! She sewed many of our clothes, and always made sure we had what we needed. She never did anything for herself, the extra money was always spent on us girls.
I said that my Mom's life was hard, but that wasn't just due to her childhood. She has had numerous surgeries throughout the years. The first surgery she had was when I was in the seventh grade and since then I can't even count all the surgeries she has had. But she keeps on going, doing what she loves best.....Cooking! She and my Dad still live in the house where we moved to when I was in 6th grade, and she still cooks them huge meals everyday. At every holiday, there is quite the spread! She makes sure that she prepares every child, grandchild, and great-grandchild's favorite dish! She doesn't realize how talented she is, but she is truly amazing! Happy Mother's Day Mom! I love you so much!


Thank you for reading about my very special Mom! I wish each of you Moms out there a very special day!
Analise is hosting this one, so be sure to visit her blog for the other participants!

Hugs and Blessings,
Rebecca

18 comments:

Alisa said...

It sounds like you have an amazing mom. Happy Mother's Day to both of you!
Alisa

Vintage Tea said...

What an amazing woman!

Victoria x

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and your sweet mother!

Karen said...

Such a lovley Mother's Day Tribute for an amazing mom! Happy Mother's Day weekend to both of you :)

~ Karen at Ciderantiques

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Thank you, and Happy Mother's Day to you. You and your mother look so sweet and kind. How wonderful it is to have a mother this precious. Have a blessed week, I always love visitin' your blog. RoseMarie

Katie said...

Hi Rebecca...Your parents both look so sweet...You are so lucky to have them...Katie

Jeanne said...

Oh, how I enjoyed reading your lovely tribute to your mother. She sounds like an amazing woman. Your mom and dad look so cute together...what a darling couple. Happy Mother's Day to you!
xo
jeanne

Bek said...

Happy Mothers Day, I enjoyed reading your blog and love the song. I was singing away while reading, I must say it is one of my fav worship songs.

Bek

My Crafty Little Page said...

Thank you so much for sharing that. How wonderful that you still have "Home". You know, the one where you grew up AND in the same house. I know you cherish that. You have a lovely family. Happy Mothers Deay. Blessings, Nancy

Sarah said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing about your mom! I LOVE that little girl in your banner. I just recently came across her image on flickr. She makes me happy!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

leesiebella said...

Rebecca~

I just loved hearing your sweet mother's story! She is such a doll and what a great example of a loving mother she is to us all!

Happy Mother's Day!!
xo
Analise

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful mom you have ~ such a touching tribute to her, too!

Happy Mother's Day, Rebecca!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Pam said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Lovely Mother.
I hope that she has a very happy Mother's Day.
And I hope that your Mother's Day is wonderful!

Cami said...

Your Mother's pictures just exude goodness. Thank you for sharing her. Happy Mother's Day to you both!

Ney_Strokes of Magic said...

Amazing mom! Thanks for sharing your pictures and story.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Rebecca, this is a very sweet post about and you are so very blessed to have a mother such as yours! Nothing is sweeter than to hear of mother's who still are involved so directly with their family and who do things despite their aches and pains. Love the pictures, too.
Sounds like you had a wonderful day - love the dogs and flowers.

Blessings for many more happy days,
Becky
xo

Margo said...

What a beautiful post and amazing mother! Hope your day was wonderful!
Margo

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Such a lovely tribute to your precious mom! Happy Mothers Day!

Smiles,
Lea

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