Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers' Day

I think it is only fitting that my thousandth post should fall on Mothers' Day. A mother is who I am, what I'm all about, all I ever wanted to be. Oh yes, as a child I thought for a while that I wanted to be a nurse. For a time I even aspired to being a deep sea diver. Or a pilot or a dancer, or a few other things that children dream of. But I always knew I wanted to be a mother. And I thank God that I am mother to four pretty wonderful children, and grandmother of three.

My own mother was, of course, very dear to me. She managed to raise me alone, for most of my life, despite total deafness, almost no formal education, and very little money. She surrounded me with love, and I grew up almost unaware of most of the difficulties she must have
experienced.



Thanks, Mom.

13 comments:

kenju said...

happy Mother's Day, Bobbie, and congratulations on reaching 1000 posts!!

Dianne said...

Happy Mother's Day Bobbie
beautiful photo of your Mom :)

as Daryl would say, you're a great broad!!

Sylvia K said...

Happy Mother's Day, Bobbie and congratulations on your 1000 posts! I do hope you have a wonderful day! I feel very blessed to be a mother as well since I was told that I would never be able to have children -- I think I've spent a good part of my life proving them wrong. I, too, have four wonderful children, but no grandchildren. I know people always ask me if that doesn't make me sad and all I can say is that you don't miss what you've never had. Only my oldest is married anyway. So, celebrate the day and enjoy!

Sylvia

Pagan Sphinx said...

Happy Mother's Day, Bobbie. Your mom sounds like an amazing lady - as you are!

Rambling Woods said...

It's funny Bobbie..but that is all I wanted to do. I had the responsibility of both younger siblings as my Mother was not capable and I wanted the house and for them to come and live in a safe house with me...Happy Mother's Day to everyone... hugs..Michelle

Lily Hydrangea said...

Happy Mother's Day Bobbie! Your Mom sounds like an amazing woman, just like you.
& wow! 1000 posts, that is incredible. Thanks so much for sharing all you do. You always have something interesting to say.
: )

me ann my camera said...

Happy Mother's Day and ,ay I add Grandmother's Day also, foy the lucky ones among us mothers also beccame geandmothers also. I have 5 beautiful grandchildren and I thank my cildren fot thst blessing. I alweays enjoy your posts about your gransson Issac as I haave two 5 year old grandsons also. What a beautiful picture that is of your Mom. Thank you for your comments today I hope your day was wonderful. Ann

Hey Harriet said...

A very Happy Mothers day to you Bobbie! I bet you're an absolute super mother. One that your own mother would be so proud of.

Oh and congrats on your 1000th post! Another grand achievement!

Daryl said...

what a beautiful post .. and a belated wish that your Mother's Day celebration was filled with love!

maryt/theteach said...

I hope you had a Happy Mother's Day , bobbie! A lovely family "mother's" picture! :)

Kay said...

She was also very beautiful. I can certainly see what a fabulous mother and friend you are, Bobbie.

Kathiesbirds said...

Happy Mother's Day Bobbie! So sorry I am late getting here. this is such a wonderful post! My birding mentor is deaf. I find her amazing. She is still alive and near 100 if she has not already reached that landmark! I love being a mother also and it is all I ever wanted to be too.

Congrats on your 1000th post!

ruby said...

happy mothers day, mom. you weren't so bad yourself.