A Mother's Day

by - May 10, 2015

I have been very fortunate to know strong women in my life.  

My grandmothers both the glue that held the families together, whether it was through the passing down of traditions or the very active role in our lives.  
My mother is still very much motherly; I still look to her for council and advice and she is still gracious enough to offer it.
A mother's job is never complete.

I spent a lot of Mother's Day remembering this lady. as I visited her home to transplant her precious flowers and bring them back to my place to rest.  Grams' actively gardened and left behind some beautiful rose bushes, daisies and delphiniums that I wanted to salvage before her house was no longer in the family.  After 58 years, someone else with call that house home.  It was bittersweet, indeed.

Mothers' Day weekend 2012

While I did have some time to do some reflecting, I also spent some time with my little family.  It was probably one of the best Mother's Days in my short history of mommyhood.  Maybe because it was so simple.  I slept in, the kids woke me up with cuddles and breakfast and the best present ever- a truck detailing!  I enjoyed a couple coffees and snuggles with the kids then I got to do my favourite cleaning activity: decluttering!  I tackled the kids rooms and the basement and loved every minute of it!  All that before lunch, it was one of those days that went on forever.  Dan took Willis in town to run some errands so Lucia and I cuddled, watched the Jays and I read a book.   Dan and Willis came home with sushi and then we spent some time outside, setting up the trampoline!  It was a simple day, but a wonderful one!

I am surrounded by wonderful women in my life, who have been great role models for me.  Thank you for being such great inspirations!

Strong women-
may we know them,
may we be them,
may we raise them.


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  1. Sounds like the perfect day! You will treasure those flowers from your grandma's house forever - what a great way to think of her.

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  2. Love the pictures of your Grams. It is very clear that you have had strong women role models in your life. Glad you were able to bring some flowers home. Glad you had such a wonderful day!

  3. Oh, sweet, Deena, I know this was a hard Mother's Day for you. But I love that you said it was one of the best because it was simple. Truly the simple things make life worth living. Your comment about strong women is so wise.


Have a lovely day!