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Thanks for coming to my Blog! I am a Daughter of a King, Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother of five, MomInLaw of four, and Gram of four. Designing and creating feeds something inside of me! This blog will be sharing about my faith, my family, my life, my creations and collections. I am on a journey to learn balance and will be sharing about that as well. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!!

I often go walking in meadows of clover
And I gather armfuls of blossoms of blue.
I gather the blossoms the whole meadow over.
Dear Mother, all flowers remind me of You!

Oh, Mother, I give you my love with each flower
To give forth sweet fragrance a whole lifetime through.
For if I love blossoms and meadows and walking,
I learned how to love them, Dear Mother, from You!

The beautiful white, with a hint of peach, roses in this bouquet were
given to me by Daughter*2 and her hubby for Mother's Day.
There are a dozen. They cannot be here so they gave them to me early. I added them to an
arrangement I already had, after removing the spent flowers.
I just love them and wanted to share their beauty with all of you!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you!
If you are not a mother, you can still have a Happy Mother's Day,
Celebrate your own Mother and the things you learned from her.
How to behave as well as how NOT  to  behave!
(That comment is specifically for MY children!)

I am Grateful to my Dear Husband, that he wanted to have children with me,
and grateful for the blessing of five amazing, humorous, fun, sassy, intelligent,
thoughtful, silly, musical and patiently forgiving children.
They make our lives so rich! 

I am grateful for a MomInLaw that is so kind and generous and good and loving to me
and has such a good time with our family. She helps me so much, and
has been for 32 years. She treats me like I am her own daughter.

I am grateful for a Mother who rocked me, read to me, encouraged me, spanked me,
cheered me, listened to me, sewed for me, taught me so many things 
cried with me, laughed with me, rejoiced with me and
loved me through everything life brought our way. 

I am thankful to Heavenly Father for the blessing of such good examples of Mothers in my life. 
I hope that I will be the Mother my children at least laugh at later in their lives
if not think of me fondly! I think they think of me fondly...and in frustration, and 
patience and understanding and hunger, and when the laundry isn't done, and. . .
when there isn't any gas in the car, and when I am late. . .again...
and when dinner is on time and it's their favorite meal!
Thanks for loving me, kids! At least it was not boring around here!

Happy Mother's Day to you all!

Heart hugs!


  1. Dear Betsy,
    What a beautiful bouquet! the roses from your daughter are so wonderful!
    You are blessed to have such a wonderful family around you!!
    Thankyou so much for your sweet comment on my Maria and Jesus- I seldom do costumordered dolls ,as they then almost never are what the one ordering -had in her mind...
    I will love to put a few to my Etsy, in good time for christmas, -and maybe tehre will be one, you like!!
    Thankyou so much for asking, Betsy!

  2. Hello Betsy
    A beautiful bouquet from your grateful daughter.
    Wonderful sentiments of family, love and appreciation.
    Thank you for visiting my blog - I appreciate your kind comment on my "Mother" post.
    Shane ♥

  3. 5 kids!!! I don't doubt that there is never a dull moment around your house! The flowers are gorgeous, i always say if I win the lottery I am going to have fresh flowers delivered every week!

    I loved looking down at the prom pictures...Glad it was not her cousin LOL!

    Thank you for your great comment on the Downton Abbey influence, how great that you have always had a little gold going with your shabby...You were way ahead of the trend!


  4. Beautiful post, my dear, you are blessed with a wonderful family. The flowers are gorgeous, those rose are the prettiest colour. Here in the UK we had Mother's Day way back in March.

  5. and you have blessed your family and friends with your sweet heart as well Betsy !
    Your floral arrangment is so very pretty, isn't it amazing how flowers can bring so much happiness and love. I think that's why I love them so much.
    Your family are so very lucky to have the love of a mother,grandmother and wife.
    I have not had too much time to catch up on any blogs lately so I look forward to now having a read of yours. Our whole house is asleep and I have blissful quiet !!! sigh.........
    Sending you love and hugs xo

  6. I love that song too! I think Mothers and flowers (besides kids and grandkids) are some of God's greatest gifts. May I add to that list friends! Dear friend....

  7. Hi Betsy, I had sent the email to the address you mentioned. Maybe it ended up in your spam folder. This is the link to the heart pattern:
    Have fun crocheting and have a wonderful week!


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