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Monday, May 7, 2012

In praise of moms

This time of year marks a period of festivities that begins with my mom's birthday, ends with my own, with Mother's Day sandwiched somewhere in between. As a child this was an incredibly fun time of family, friends, and celebration. This year in particular it is especially important and emotional as I nearly lost my mom a few weeks ago in a major car accident.

We are all incredibly lucky that her injuries - minus a lingering hearing issue - are all minor and superficial. But it has really made me realize what a lucky daughter I am that I have the mom that I do, and that she is still here. As soon as I was able I packed up the car, tossed the little bear in the back, and headed down to Michigan. Things are tight this year so my mom was insistent that I not do anything big for her.
I was lucky to find this gorgeous cardigan in the sale section at Anthropologie,

and my little guy picked out this cute, yet budget-friendly hat at Target.

Of course she also received a few goodies from my Etsy shop... well as a custom version of this beach glass bracelet

Special birthday dinner will include wild salmon steaks, Michigan asparagus, endamame and Arnie's torte.

I wish I could adequately express to my mom how much I love her, how much she means to me, and how much I appreciate what she's done for me over the years. She's my greatest support and cheerleader as well as a friend and confidant, I do not know what I'm going to do without her. So, here's to moms everywhere. You are loved and appreciated.


Karen said...

My mum is in the UK, they have a different date to us, so I always send her gifts on both dates! She is wonderful

joanniel creations said...

Such a lovely post about your mom. What great gifts she is getting. Have fun with your family. Oh, and I fed your fish.

helen kemp said...

What lovely treasures you are sending to your mom. I will have to check out your etsy shop.

Daily Dose of Handmade said...

Such a wonderful post!

Now following you from the The Artisan Group!

Hena Tayeb said...

Wow that is so great.. i'll be a week of celebrations. You'r little guy certainly has good taste. Love the hat.
I am sure your mother knows just how much she means to you and how much you love her.


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