Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Mother's Day



I created a Mother's Day card even though my mom has been gone for 28 years, I still miss her. She was the best mom. She always had a smile on her face and a positive attitude. Her name was Peggy and she stood barely 5 feet tall with beautiful auburn hair. She had a beautiful smile and laughing kind eyes. I loved her attitude, she may have been small but nobody got bigger or meaner if you picked on her family. She was loyal to the bone. I loved how she loved my dad. She may have been mad as hell at him but she kept it to herself. If one of us kids were mad at him, she would not stand for it. Her famous words were, "Your daddy is one in a million (he was) and you should be grateful everyday to be blessed with a daddy like him (we were)". I never heard either of them say a bad word about one another in front of us, ever. My mother was a wonderful cook and delighted in cooking for her family. She was in that kitchen every day for hours. She always had something cooking on the stovetop, in the oven or sitting out to cool.

She had the best sense of humor and she always kept an open mind about everything. She didn't judge anyone for anything except what they were like on the inside. She wasn't biased about anything and always looked on the positive side. She never allowed us to feel sorry for ourselves about anything. If we started to complain she would stop us and have us look at how blessed we were. I guess that was from being raised during the depression. She knew what it was like to live without and we never really had to. She never allowed vanity either, her famous words were "Pretty is as pretty does" and "Beauty is fleeting but goodness lasts you a lifetime." I told you she was a great mom!

When she did get mad, she really got mad and I would think that she was going to stay mad forever but I would go downstairs to my room and by the time I came back up she would be humming and working and always would turn around with that smile and say "Hi Honey!" She never stayed mad, and sometimes she would laugh so hard about getting mad that she would snort which made us laugh even more.

She was a great mom, and she left us early. I miss her every day and I will always be proud and thankful that I had her for my mom. Happy Mother's Day Mom, wherever you are.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Mother's Day this year. Enjoy your mom if you are lucky enough to have her around and celebrate her even if she is no longer there.
The card was made from WorldWin Cascata Lilac paper, and Purple swirl vellum. The stamp is from Magenta.
The photo is of my mom and me in 1952, she was 40 the year I was born so you might call me a surprise. She said I made her feel young again. I say I was pretty lucky to call her my mom.

15 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, Cindy, that image is wonderful. My favorite!! I have to go read to see how you colored it, but dang, that is my favorite image. I must make my mom a card with it!!!

Michi Michaelson said...

I LOVE your tribute to Mother's Day, Cindy . . . what a beautiful history you had with your wonderful mom . . . THANK YOU for sharing . . .

Miz_Cat said...

Dear Cindy
What a lovely tribute. Your mum was one in a million too. I still miss my mum too although our history reads differently. I thank you for sharing your story and your memories of your beloved mum. hugs Cat

Ape Maya said...

What a wonderful tribute, Cindy. I so enjoyed reading it!! Thank you also for sharing the lovely photograph.

Your card has turned out exquisite. I have & love that stamp. It is my most used Magents tamp!

Laura Lou said...

Beautiful words for a wonderful lady. We can ALL honor your mother with you, now.

Donalda's Blog said...

that is just beautiful. i lost my mom early too so i know exactly how you feel

the real ~Roxann~ said...

Cindy...what a beautiful tribute to your mother. Your work is beautiful, as always. Your mother sounds like she was pretty close to perfect!!!!! What a neat lady! And beautiful, too!

That explains a lot about you, who you are....how sweet and kind you are. I think we can thank you mother for that.

And its a privilege to call you my friend!!!!

And yes, I have written a tribute for my mother in word and on my blog this past year....
here's the direct link
http://therealroxann.blogspot.com/2007/09/i-still-have-hole-in-my-heart-and-my.html

Rox

Dragonlady said...

Love the card and love the tribute to your Mother....thank you for sharing those lovely words about her.....
Happy Mother's Day!
Brenda

Sue said...

Cindy, your tribute to your mom is wonderful and she would LOVE this card! Telling us about her has opened an avenue into why you are as caring and thoughtful, considerate and helpful as you are! You ARE your mother's daughter!!

QueenPam said...

We have that in commom my Mom had me at age 40. I love your tribute to your Mom! Queen Pam

chelemom said...

What a great daughter you are.....
Love this beautiful card!

Sue said...

I wasn't sure if this was Cindy's blog or the Moonlight/Alex O'Loughlin blog! ROFLOL Glad you're enjoying him so much, Cindy!

Wanda H said...

Cindy, it's a beautiful card and your whole post is a wonderful tribute to your mom.

Displaced Heel said...

I feel so small now after reading about your mom...

Kerry S.
Misplaced Heel

Viki said...

What a wonderful memory and a pretty card. Those purples are yummy! I have that stamp. It is so sweet.