Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

Mom and itty bitty me ... this layout was done a couple of years ago, i loved doing all of the hand cutting of the patterned paper.

I want to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day, I hope you find the time to enjoy your children, love them, hug them and that you celebrate the lives of all mothers ...

You know, i never thought i would be a mother ... I was married young (19 gasp) ... and although we tried for about 8 years, we never could conceive ... I think the stress of trying and constantly failing helped end the marriage ... of course it wasn't the soul reason, but it sure helped. There was nothing medically wrong with us ... for years I was convinced that God or karma or someone/something was punishing me for some past life transgression ...

When i conceived at the age of 32 i was in a steady relationship but was taking birth control ... talk about your miracles ... (when they say 99% effective, they mean 99%) i knew from the moment that i loved this child with all my heart and that I would follow my own mother's example and my grandmother's example of being a "good" mom to my child ... and I have ... and I love it all, even the bad stuff, because its life and its love and its the bloodline connection to generations past ... to those beautiful women who have taught me to mother ... those women who have shown me how to love, how to nurture, teach, mend, discipline and most importantly how to let go ... I love you Mom ... you are so beautiful and so strong and I can only hope to live up to the amazing examples that you have set .... and I miss you grandma ... and one day we will be with each other again ... and i love you my darling child ... who has taught me a lot about patience and play and laughter and love ...

My little miracle ... truly my "wish granted" ... this layout was done about a year ago i think ... again, lots of hand cutting of the patterned paper ... i love hand cutting i find it very meditative.

Happy Mother's day! and as always, thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Sue said...

Happy Mother's day Jo. I love hearing about your wonderful relationship with Hayley..it ooozzzes from every pore in your body.
Have a wonderful day.

laterg8r said...

fantastic pages, love the pic of you with your mama :D

happy mothers day to ya :D

Jenny said...

What an absolutely lovely post! Your page layouts are exquisite.

And so were your words.

I'm glad it was a day of sweet memories for you!

Happy Mothers Day!

My name is PJ. said...

The joy radiates from the page!!!!

Izzy said...

Hope you had a very HMD! Your layouts are beautiful!

Mumsy said...

Happy belated Mother's day, Jo!

jacque4u2c said...

This is just beautiful!!!! I love this the flowers are beautiful!!!

Melinda Cornish said...

any child is a miracle, but I love that yours really is....I can tell that being a mom is really something you cherish....your daughter is a lucky girl to have a mom who loves her like you do! It sounds like you had a great example to follow....

Kathy said...

What a lovely post Jo. Both your layouts are stunning! I never knew that about you. So happy your wish was granted, you deserve only happiness. Hugs, Kathy

Erica said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too Jo. Love your tribute, drips with love and appreciation.

mrs. c said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day story! i have a tear in my eye!! I think that eveything happens for a reason and your story is proof of that. Thank you for sharing this with your blogging friends.

Pearl Maple said...

Darling pages, mother's forget how much they teach us and should be recognised for their achievements.
Had a big weekend with the Tattered Angels group and will be posting more techniques and sneak peeks in the coming weeks.
Mandy

Maggie B said...

Hi Jo,
I hope you had a lovely Mothers Day and were truly spoiled.
The scrapbook page is just gorgeous.I real labour of love.
~Maggie~