Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!


Happy Mother's day to each and every mother out there, and to all those who nurture anyone (or anything)...you are mothering too! I was so fortunate to have the best mother in the world. She was an exceedingly strong woman, both physically and mentally. She could go out and toss haybales with the strongest of the men, even though she was not very big. But she could dress up and look like a million bucks too. She was a fiercely proud mother of her children, and would defend us to the end. She passed away when I was 12 years old, and all these years later, the loss is still fresh and in my mind. I am so glad she is in heaven, with no pain and no problems at all! She taught me how to quilt, and she was absolutely a wonder at putting scraps together to make a beautiful whole. She could make something lovely out of absolutely nothing!


Other news: I am now a mother-in-law! Our DS got married one week ago in a grand ceremony, and he is off on his dream honeymoon to the Caribbean. Fun! Hope they are having the time of their lives! Pictures to come...above is a picture of his groomsmen at the wedding rehearsal dinner.
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So....now I will hopefully have time to get back into some quilting fun. I have missed seeing your projects and lives, and can't wait to dive back in!! As soon as the real wedding pictures come in, I will post some.
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Gratitudes:
A wonderful church service, then special lunch out with dear husband.
New shoes!
A nap...mmmmm.....
Riding bikes: 10 miles today!
A day with nothing urgent to be done.
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Hugs from Julie


14 comments:

Pat said...

Congratulations on a happy wedding and I can't wait to see the photos. How nice that even though you lost your mom at such a young age, she taught you as skill that remains with you to this day. That is a part of her that will stay with you forever.

Amelia said...

Oh yes we want to see wedding pictures as soon as possible.

Sounds like your Mother's day was wonderful - simple and satisfying.

Have a gret week...may all your patients get well and go home.

KC Quilter said...

How fun--to be a mother-in-law! Can't wait to see the wedding photos.

*karendianne. said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and congratulations on gaining a new DIL. Can't wait to see the photos, Julie.

It's so nice to have you back in the fold!

Stephanie D. said...

Congratulations on one more person to mother!

It's amazing that your memories of your mom are still so clear after so many years. What a wonderful legacy she left you!

Anne Heidi said...

Congratulations, I can't wait to see the wedding photos.
Sounds like you had a well deserved relaxing mothers day!

ForestJane said...

A great looking bunch of guys there. :)

Finn said...

Hi Julie, congratulation on expanding your family *VBS* And big hugs for Mother's Day *VBS* I can't wait to see new project and wedding pictures. Hugs, Finnie

Wendy said...

Looks like life is really busy for you right now. Congrats to the happy couple.
Have a great week.

Libby said...

What fun! Congratulations to the happy couple *s*

Sara said...

HOpe you had a wonderful mothers day. And congrats on the wedding. I can't wait to see pictures!

Nicole said...

I am so sorry you lost your mom at such a young age. My mom passed away five years ago and I still find myself thinking of things I want to share with her.
Congrats on the family wedding!

AnnieO said...

Congratulations to the happy couple, and the happy parents who made it through the hectic fun. Sorry to hear you lost your mother so young, but it is wonderful that you have such incredible strong memories. Happy Mother's Day!

Toni said...

Congrats on the wedding...I want to Thank you for commenting on my blog about mothers...I hope you had a wonderful day. toni