Saturday, May 7, 2011

As I read each of your comments regarding motherhood I found myself wanting to crochet a blanket for every one of you. And I will...if you come hold my baby:). Seriously though, I was very touched by your responses.

Alas, for now I only have one afghan to gift and the only fair way to choose a winner is to randomly draw a name. Here goes...

The winner is Nancy H.! Happy Mother's Day Nancy.

Thanks everyone for participating. There will be many more give aways to come. In fact, I took a trip with Sassafras today to a giant shop of hand made items and it got my creative juices flowing. So, check back soon for some fun things for spring and summer.

Happy Mother's Day to you all. I love my mom so much. She is the most selfless, kind, hard working woman I know and I feel privileged to have been raised by her. I am also thankful to all the amazing women who are in my children's lives and mother them when I can't be with them (Teachers, aunts, friends, grandmothers, church leaders, etc.).

I feel overwhelmed with gratitude that I am blessed with three amazing children and that they have been entrusted to me. I love them more than can be described and adore being called "mommy".

“Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind” 
“No other success [in life] can compensate for failure in the home”
"...One of the greatest things a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
Whether you are a mother, are celebrating your mother, missing your mother, longing to be a mother, or  
helping other mothers...Take some time today to reflect on the beautiful calling of motherhood. Here are some more quotes pertaining to this privileged and powerful position. 

"A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary." —Dorothy C. Fisher 

"It's as if, in the mother's eyes, her smile, her stroking touch, the child first reads the message: 'You are there!'" —Adrienne Rich 

"The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children." —Elaine Heffner 

"[My mother] had handed down respect for the possibilities—and the will to grasp them." —Alice Walker

"We mothers are learning to mark our mothering success by our daughters' lengthening flight." —Letty Cottin Pogrebin

"More than in any other human relationship, overwhelmingly more, motherhood means being instantly interruptible, responsive, and responsible." —Tillie Olsen

"Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same." —Pearl S. Buck

"I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is." —Oprah 

"Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight." —Barbara Schapiro

"What children take from us, they give... We become people who feel more deeply, question more deeply, hurt more deeply, and love more deeply." —Sonia Taitz

"There is... nothing to suggest that mothering cannot be shared by several people." —H. R. Schaffer

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  1. Wow! I feel so lucky! :)

    Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

  2. Happy Mother's Day to you and our Mom. I too feel so privileged to have her as a Mother & look up to her more than she'll ever know!


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