Sunday, May 13, 2007


Tulips in the garden. I’ll probably cut them for the dinner table today. Yes, they are double-fenced. One is to protect them from the deer, and the small one protects perennials from the tiller.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s day. My family is still asleep. I mailed my Mother’s day gifts to my mom and MIL Wednesday. My MIL opens immediately. My mom tries to wait until Sunday. But I called her yesterday and asked --- did you open your gift. She told me, “I was having a bad day, so it was open the gift or the bottle of wine… I chose your gift…” We laughed and talked for 30 minutes about the cookbook, napkins and stationary I sent her. I miss her.

We’re making Mother’s day books in Sunday school. I’ve got everything ready to go. Hopefully I’ll be sewing this afternoon.

I love being a Mom. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. While I don’t want any more children, I can say without hesitation I’d have mine all over again. I hope Parenting is an evolutionary experience in that my kids will be better parents and enjoy the good points and conquers the pitfalls that we’ve encountered along the road together. I hope they do it better, with more grace, and patience.

14 comments:

Rose said...

Happy Mothers Day!!! I love being a Mum as well....it can be tough, demanding and wonderful (and thats just the first 10 mins of any day lol) but its my greatest achievement!!!.......love the tulips!!!

Carole said...

Beautiful flowers! Happy mother's day! Enjoy the day! Keep well!

Joanne said...

I know for a fact that parenting is an evolutionary experience! My daughter is so much better at it than I was. And no, I don't want any more kids at my age -- but I am here to tell you grandchildren is what we were put on earth for! What a complete joy.

Jane Ann said...

I too subscribe to the hope that every generation improves upon the last (I certainly see that pattern in my own family, looking backward). It's been the greatest creative process I ever experienced. As my mother says, "I wouldn't give you a nickel for another one [child], but I wouldn't take a million for the ones I have." Have a lovely day.

Darlene said...

Happy Mother's Day! Have a wonderful day!

My daughter is a better mom than I could ever thing of being! I'm incredibly proud of her!

Carol said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! Enjoy your day! I'm with you...love being a parent...don't want any more children but I'm going to tell you grandchildren are the absolute best! I see my son so differently now...there's nothing like it!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Oh yes - do pick the flowers! For sure that is one thing my Little Boy has taught me - pick the flowers - "don't worry Momma, there will be more". We have daffadils by the dozen in the house now and he is right - I see new ones out there right now!

Enjoy your Mother's Day.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Tazzie said...

I agree Mel, it's one of the toughest, yet most rewarding things I've ever done. I hope you're having a wonderful Mother's Day.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Leigh said...

You shouldn't be so hard on yourself. We all do the best we can at the time and for the circumstances at the time. We mums are always too hard on ourselves.
A friend told me the other day that you don't think you could love anything more than you love your kids, until grand children come along.
Hope I wont find out for at least ten years yet though, LOL

Connie said...

Being a mom is the world's toughest job, but the best one in the world. It's the most rewarding thing in life...and then come the grandchildren with more rewards than one can imagine.

atet said...

Happy Mother's Day! I think that's every parent's wish.

anne bebbington said...

It is tough when your mom is too far away - I totally sympathise

Angie said...

Happy Mother's Day, a bit late, Melanie! :) I have a question...would you send me an email with a more 'detailed' explanation of your 'double fencing'? I LOVE it and it looks like the perfect thing for around some of my beds. We have scads of deer and bunnies that I'm forever trying to keep out of my garden beds. *s*

Libby said...

Hope your Mothers Day was as special as you deserve *s* Love those tulips the colors are so vibrant.