Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

P1010267The Weed Whackin' Wenches would like to wish all mothers a very happy day today!  Please enjoy the virtual bouquets from our gardens.

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Wing Nut would also like to say a very special thank you to her mother today. This one's for you, Mom!  :-)

Recently you told me that I amaze you with my cooking and gardening abilities. You said I didn't learn these things from you. Well perhaps not exactly, but I have learned a tremendous amount from you.

Maybe you didn't teach me how to cook gourmet meals, but you taught me the basics and made sure I always had enough to eat.

Maybe you didn't teach me to garden, but you did help me see the beauty of nature and God's creation all around me. 

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You didn't teach me good customer service skills; you showed me how to treat people with kindness and respect.

You filled our home with laughter (and some silliness!) and taught me that laughter really is often the best medicine.

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You taught me that good friends and family are far more important than the clothes we wear or the cars we drive.

You taught me that open communication, even when the words are difficult to say, is the key to healthy, honest relationships.

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I learned all of these things from you so far. With your ongoing love and support, I hope to continue to learn and grow.

Thank you for everything, Mom.  I love you.

17 comments:

Cinj said...

WHat a lovely tribute! Do you have a tissue?

Kathleen said...

I was thinking the same thing. Your Mom will probably cry reading that, I want to. It's a very touching tribute for a Mom to read. I only hope I am imparting those ideals to my daughter.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

What a sweet post to your mom. The pictures are lovely.

plantgirl said...

Love the pics & the tribute to your Mom - happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there !
~plantgirl of
http://squarefootgardenblog.com

Viooltje said...

Wonderful post (and a real tearjerker). If your ma is reading this, well, she must be one proud lady. Beautiful!

Annie in Austin said...

What beautiful words, decorated with such lovely flowers! Any mom would be proud to have inspired such a Mothers' Day card, WWWenches, and those are wonderful things to teach children.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Marie said...

Beautiful flowers in your garden :)

Laura said...

That was lovely :) Gorgeous photo's. Thanks for visiting my blog! Im bookmarking yours!

Jean Ann said...

What a sweet thing to do for your mom...my mom is far away, so I arrange a bouquet of gorgeous spring flowers from my yard, took a picture and emailed it to her...gives her something to look forward to when she comes to visit...

What are the flowers in the first pic? The are stunning...

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Hi ladies, I tagged you.

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Thanks everyone. I'll find out tomorrow if Mom enjoyed it too.

Jean Ann - the flowers in the first photo are fresia. We've heard some people have trouble growing them here, so we're delighted that ours are doing well.

- Wing Nut

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Such a lovely tribute to your Mom Wing Nut and I'm sure she liked it. What mother wouldn't? Pass the tissues please!

Anna said...

Just stopped by to say hello. The Freesia is so pretty. I've only smelled it in bottles of perfume so I wonder if the flower smells as sweet? The pictures are beautiful. I spent the day without power from the storms==but my kids were close by and that made it special. The very best to you two!

Sarah Laurence Blog said...

How nice to present a live bouquet of flowers for mom!

Katarina i Kullavik said...

Beautiful words and lovely pictures. Your mum must be a great mum!
/Katarina

Kerri said...

Wing Nut, this is a beautiful tribute to your dear mom, and illustrated with such gorgeous posies! Your photos are wonderful! Knowing how difficult it is to get a decent photo of white flowers..especially tiny ones...I'm particularly impressed with your lily-of-the-valley shot, but they're all glorious!
I'm imaging the scent of those wonderful lilacs, and oh, are they freesias? Lucky you! Gorgeous - all the bouquets. Thank you!

byrningbunny said...

That's a beautiful tribute to your Mom.