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Sunday, May 13, 2012

As Mother's Day Comes To A Close ~

I thank all of my wonderful friends who wrote personal notes to wish me a Happy Mother's Day.  To all of us on our blogs wishing each other a blessed and lovely Mother's Day, I pray you all had a good day.  A day filled with love, or memories of love.  Some of us, our sweet Mother's have passed on to Heaven, for some we look in to Mom's eyes and remember all the heavenly things she did for us. Others of us were blessed with Moms, AND Grandmas, Aunties, big Sisters or good Friends and have many to be thankful for today!

Some of us are blessed with little ones who make cards, or pictures, or have gifts for us to open.  Some of us are still waiting for the miracle of life one day.  Some of us have raised our children, and are watching them become wonderful Moms (and Dads!) and we now have wee ones that call and wish us "Happy Mother's Day, Grandma!"

How blessed we are indeed this opportunity of celebrating today!

My very first Mother's Day was May 10th, 1970, two days after the birth of my daughter.  As I held her that day, I thanked our precious and heavenly Lord for the blessing I'd received and asked for His guidance as I held her so close to me.  I whispered, "I love you, my sweetie,."  As she slept in my arms, I cried tears of joy!

I received a call today and was serenaded with a 'Happy Mother's" song and when I asked to hear it one more time, please?  My eldest son's entire family joined in and sang both verses!  When we said "Good~Bye and I Love You" I cried (I cry when I'm happy!)  My son also made a surprise visit on Friday and stopped by and joined us for a quick dinner on Friday!  He was on his way home after being away from his family, and I was so thankful for his personal wishes for a Happy Mother's Day!

My Sweetie and I slept in today, and he awoke with banging on the front door.  He was handed this from our youngest son and his beautiful wife, who live states away!
For me, the love of family, I love you's, hugs and kisses, songs from the children, pictures and cards, happy memories ~ not just today, but every day, I am most thankful for.  I've come to know so many wonderful people here in Blogland, and I know these are the things that are most important to you as well.  As one of our bloggy Sisters said today, 'I remember when Mom would say "always wear clean under panties, you never know when you'll get in to an accident!"  Or "If everyone else jumped off the bridge, would you jump, too?"  I know you remember these, too!  How about this one ~  my dear Uncle Fred used to say, "you always hang your hangers over the bar and all in the same direction!"  Why you ask?  Well, what if there was a fire!!??  I guess in the old, old, old, old, old days, it took longer for the houses to burn!  Oh, and just in case you're wondering, every single hanger, in every single closet is hung OVER the bar - no, no, I'm not rescuing any clothes if there's a fire!   Me, I'm making sure before I run out the door I have clean panties on!  Just sayin'!

This is my favorite, my sweet loving Granny, who was one of the most important people in my life, use to say, "Watch out who you are friends with - birds of a feather, flock together!"  As I grew up, I learned what she meant.

I'm glad we're all in the same flock!  Chirp, chirp!

Love to each and every one of you Chicks!
Blessings, and hugs,


  1. There is nothing in the world as precious as family. I am glad you had a lovely Mother's Day!


  2. I'm so happy you had a nice Mother's Day, Donna! You deserved it. Your flowers are beautiful as are your sweet stories and memories. Thanks for sharing.

  3. It sounds like you had a perfect Mother's day Donna. I am so very happy for you. You are always so joyful and counting your many blessings. I love that about you. Your flowers are gorgeous. Love to you.


  4. What a beautiful, heartfelt post and rings oh, so true!

    I am so glad I have met you Donna!

  5. Donna,
    It sounded like you had a VERY WONDERFUL MOTHERS DAY!!
    What a lucky gal!!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  6. My sweet friend,
    I just found some time to check your blog today and this post touched my heart so much! I'm so happy for you, I'm so happy you had a Happy and Wonderful Mother's Day, you definitely deserved it!
    The flowers are so beautiful, especially it's from your wonderful son and his wonderful wife from far away states!!! How precious!
    Hope your days are wonderful always!
    Love and hugs,
    LS xoxo

  7. Good morning Donna...
    Loved, loved this post.

    Sounds as if you had a wonderful Mother's day. I'm so happy for you!

    I had a wonderful Mother's day too. Nice to be treated extra, extra special :)

    Loved the thoughts on old sayings from mother's.

    My mom used to caution us to wear clean underwear, and to keep a dime in our sock ..'in case of emergency'.
    Not only would it cost me a lot more than a dime to make a phone call these days, but I'd have to be lucky enough to even find a pay phone~~LOL!

    Hope today is a great one!

  8. Donna,
    Thank you for your special post about moms. It sounds like you had a beautiful day! And such a lovely surprise with the knock on the door!
    Bless you,