Priceless Pearls

Happy Mother’s Day!  On this special day, I want to thank my Mom and my husband’s Mom for all their love and support through the years.  I hope someday when I grow up, I can be as good a Mom as you two are to me.   All mother’s are different and wonderful in their own ways.  Mothers have the best (though riskiest) job on Earth.  Here’s my poem in honor of Mothers everywhere:

Motherhood is the business of forming rare pearls,
They once were just sand, plain and simple and gritty.
Once grains of sand in a mother oyster’s inside,
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Thoughts on Motherhood

I’ve loved this week of sharing some of my Writing partners’  thoughts on Motherhood.   Today’s guest is Shanell Wallentine.  She’s one of my role models.  She has 7 children, 1 new grandchild, and is busy as a bee helping not only her own family, but everyone else around her.  Amazing!  Here are her thoughts on Motherhood:

Motherhood was the way we played house as little girls; wrapping dolls in blankets and feeding them pretend milk out of pink-nippled bottles; putting them to sleep and laying them in miniature cribs and then making vicarious crying noises so we could pick them up and play some more.  Our babies never cried when we held them; we were such good mommies.  Continue reading

Mother-in-Law Hood

While I’m out of town, my Writing group friends are filling in for me with their “take” on Motherhood.  Today, Marci Hatfield will tell about her “new” experience of being a Mother-in-law.  I haven’t experienced this yet, but it’s an interesting perspective for Mother’s Day.  Take it away, Marci.

“I have never really thought about this until my son became engaged.   What is being a Mother-in-Law?  Everyone who ever gets married is affected by this!  But what is it really?  I mean:  Is it truly like the Evil Stepmother on Cinderella?

I just want to be known as a person, but am now “the Mother-in-law.”  Here is a bit of what I have experienced with the announcement Continue reading

Motherhood Is Just the Best!

My friend, Summer Bell, wrote this poem below about Motherhood.  She’s an amazing writer and when I read this, I laughed out loud.   Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!   Take it away Summer!  

Motherhood is…

Newborn baby
Mommy humming
Didn’t realize
What was coming

Sleepless nights
When baby cries
Mommy whispers
Lullabies Continue reading

The Riskiest Profession on earth…and Irises

P1000748Today is IRIS DAY!  There’s a day for everything, but since I love Irises, I’ll talk about this one.  Yesterday I posted about wildflowers and Moms.  Today I will write about Irises and the riskiest profession on earth.

I have hundreds of irises in my backyard.  When I spent a week taking care of my grandma, my brother was good to go out and divide Grandma’s irises and give me a bag with all different color bulbs to plant in my own yard when I went home.  Grandma died in 2010, but I still have all her irises in my yard. Continue reading

Slow Cameras and Cheesy Smiles

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Here’s my son (several years ago when he was still cute and cuddly like a puppy…not big and smelling of B.O. and Axe at the same time.  How is that possible?)

He wasn’t too excited to have this picture taken.  I don’t know if it was the costume I made him wear, or the fact that I was keeping him from important things like his army men who were lined up in battle formations all over the kitchen floor…but he was surly!

“Are we done yet?  Can I go?  Can I take this goofy rag off and give it to Ginger to eat?”

Mean Mom:  “No!  Now smile and look happy!” Continue reading