Mother’s Day 2013 – I couldn’t ask for more.
A quick back story: [I am surrounded by talented women!]
If you know me, somewhat well, you know that I love quotes. I have a whole page dedicated to them on here. They helped me cope through the hard times and now they remind me, looking back, of what we’ve been through to get to our happy ending. This one is a very precious quote to me, so I’ll post it in it’s entirety: (get a tissue, don’t say I didn’t warn you!)
A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”
“Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”
The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.”
God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”
Again the child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?”
God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”
“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”
God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.”
“Who will protect me?”
God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it’s life.”
“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”
God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.”
At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”
“You will simply call her, ‘Mom.'”
Keeping that beautiful piece of poetry in mind, note the frame with the embroidered quote in the shadow box. The fabric used for the background in both pieces is the hospital gown I wore when I helped deliver (and held for the first time) Liam. I didn’t want to wash it (I know – weird) because those marks and stains are so precious to me. The first time he touched me, the first mark he made on my body, corresponds to the marks made on the gown. So, my husband and one of my best friends (creative genius extraordinaire, Jaime Gatton) came up with this idea to make for me for my first Mother’s Day.
This gift warms my soul, speaks to the deepest part of my heart, and will forever be one of the very most important material items that I possess.
I am lucky/blessed/truly forever indebted to the ones that love me back as much (maybe even more) as I love them.