Friday, May 11, 2012

My Mom

 My Mom, the most beautiful woman on earth...
Even though my mom lives almost 5 states away, I can walk around my house and be reminded of her everyday.

She has given me as presents, past down from family or friends or was with me when I found a treasure. (she is an original antique picker!)

Antique linens that she found at a thrift store that I use almost daily.

 Mom's love for pewter has grown into a huge collections.  Here are a few bowls that she gave me to go with my small collection

She said to always plant a garden and lots of flowers..

Eat fresh vegetables..

Don't worry about weeds in the garden.
We don't have to be perfect..

Always have a pet, they feed your soul..

Do not be ashamed that we twist our hair..
(my sister, Kim, made this great picture!)

Always have my ticket ready..
by that she means, don't dally, be prompt and don't 
let others have to wait on you.

Enjoy the simple things in life..

Treasure things past down from past generations..

She made this angel to remind me
that Angels will always watch over me..

Always wear the best makeup I can afford..

Be creative..idle hands are a workshop for the devil.
Mom made these baskets for me.

 This is probably my favorite birthday present of all.
Hand embroidered Cow tea towels!
She outlined her hands and wrote:
"Made for Cindy with loving hands by Mom"

A birthday present to me from years ago so I
will  have water for the birds and small wild animals

A quilt she made me for Christmas along with the
mama cat and her baby..

Mom found these 100 yr old dishes and I bought them
for a song.   I use them often and think of her.

To always smile at others..

What my mother has taught me throughout my life is to 
just be myself.  To love unconditionally and deeply.
To not be prejudice against anyone or anything.
To think for myself and listen to my heart.

My mom is a very wise, intelligent lady who speaks her mind, loves to laugh and dance.   A woman's libber before the term was coined, but always knows how to be a lady and handle herself with grace and style.

  Happy Mother's day Mom!  Thank you for giving me life and wisdom to enjoy it!

I love you!


TexWisGirl said...

So sweet. Hi, Cindy's mom! Love those cow towels!

Olive Cooper said...

What a sweet post Cindy. I know your mama is tickled to have you.

Buttons said...

Oh Cindy I love your Mom too she sounds just perfect. Yes she is beautiful. Your Mom is a very wise woman and you are truly blessed.Hug B

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling Cindy,

What a blessing to have your mother and that YOU CAN ARTICULATE how you feel about her now, while she is with you to hear and see it. THANK YOU for coming to visit me today. It is always a pleasure to come visit

FAT COW STUDIOS!!!!! teeeheeee... I so love that name!

And to you my dear, HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!!! Anita

The Feathered Nest said...

Such a wonderful post sweet Cindy!! And what a beautiful tribute to your mom and all she has taught you ~ have a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Mother's Day dear friend, hugs and love, Dawn

oldgreymare said...

Happy MD to two great Mothers!!!
What a treasured gift you have given each other.

YONKS said...

What a beautiful tribute to your beautiful mother.
Happy to have found you. Your newest UK follower.

Low Tide High Style said...

Between your last post and this one it is evident that you have truly amazing parents! I hope your mother has a wonderful Mother's Day!


Blessed Serendipity said...

What a sweet and loving post for your dear Mother. I bet it will be sure to give her a smile when she reads it. Happy Mother's Day.


Kit said...

Oh this was so sweet and enjoyable! You are one great daughter to post this. Happy Mother's Day! Kit

Bead and Needle said...

Happy Mother's Day, Cindy's Mom...beautiful post for a beautiful Mom, Cindy! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY - XOXOXO

Privet and Holly said...

I hope you both
had a beautiful
day, Cindy! I know
you were together
in spirit, as my own
mom and I were on
Mother's Day : )

xo Suzanne

Glenn Cook said...

Nicely said, sis.