Hello everyone! I don’t have any quilts to share with you today, but I wanted to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day! Whether or not you’re a mom or a caregiver or you still have a mom in your life, I hope you celebrate the amazing person you are. You deserve it!
I’m fortunate to say that my mom (and dad) are 88 years old and living on their own still. They are three hours away, and we saw them two weeks ago. My mom is next to the youngest of 13 children and the only one remaining now. She had five children of her own, and she has always been a very loving and generous person. Below is a photo of me with my mom and sister from two years ago (pre-Covid).
For me, being a mother has been the most gratifying role I’ve had. When I was in high school, I had no idea what profession I wanted to follow, except that I wanted to be a mom. I was married at age 22 and at age 24, I had my first child followed by three more. And now I have three grandchildren which is just the frosting on the cake!
As I mentioned in a previous blog post, we went to visit them in Austin last weekend. My daughter is an amazing mother and I’m so proud of her (as well as her siblings). She’s had a rough year with three kids under the age of 6 at home ALL the time. Her husband (also amazing) has been working from home, too, so she’s really had to keep them busy and somehow quiet. I’m glad we were able to give them a break for a full 24 hours while they spent the night at a local hotel. In the photo below, I don’t remember what I was telling them, but I sure had their attention.
I have another reason to celebrate. May 7 is the day I met my husband 38 years ago, which was Mother’s Day at that time. He says it’s the most important day of his life (he is so sweet). Most people celebrate their wedding anniversary, but we celebrate the day we met as well. He brought me the most beautiful flower bouquet and we went out to dinner with a few friends and our daughter, Sara, at the same place we met (although it’s a different restaurant now and a whole other story).
The picture below is from this past Thursday. We went to a beautiful outdoor wedding in Woodside, California, and took advantage of the spectacular views at the venue for a photo. We were so grateful to be at this wedding, and it was fun to get dressed up and socialize (safely).
I have been busy in my sewing room working on quilt blocks for a few BOM’s I’m doing. I’ll show you pictures of them this week and I have a flying geese blog post to share too.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Mother’s Day!