Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers Day

Once, when I was small, I was telling my mother about how famous I would become, how happy my life would be, how rich I would be..I think I was about eight years old. She told me that she believed that would happen in my life, that I was smart and beautiful and could BE anything I wanted. I asked her then how she could be so happy with her life, because with my young eyes, she had accomplished none of these things. I will never forget her answer. "If I can raise my girl's to be happy, competent adults, then I will have done the only thing I was ever born to do. You are each my heart, my soul and my entire world, and no amount of money, fame or recognition could ever be as important as the job I was put her for. There is no form of success any more fulfilling than that." At that time, there was no sense in her words for me. Today I know that she was the most successful woman on this planet as we (all of "us girls") are exactly that. Happy Mothers Day mom--I miss you more than you will ever know. :)

13 comments:

The Middle Aged Woman said...

Happy Mother's Day!

SOUL: said...

happy mothers day jamie----
your mom was a fantastic lady. but i don't have to tell you that.
hope you have a happy day today--

Golden To Silver Val said...

And now we know why YOU are like you are....because of a wonderful mother! And you have carried on the tradition...Happy Mother's Day to you and to Janelle...her very first one! I miss my mom so much too. I know what you're feeling. Much love and big hugs. xxoo

CRUSTYBEEF said...

Happy Mother's Day Jaime!
You are a wonderful person!

Give Janelle a big hug from me and welcome her to the Mother's Day company!

Love,
Elizabeth

abbagirl74 said...

Happy Mother's day sweetheart!

Kathy said...

What a wonderful memory and so very true. I would give my life for my children -- and my greatest accomplishment is that they know it -- someone loves them unconditionally. What greater gift can we give?

Cheryl said...

You are the rock for your kids. Always there. So well loved. You have done your job well. Now you get to be grandma too. Have fun with that! Different benefits, you know?

Mary said...

Your mother was a wise woman. It's apparent that those wonder qualities were passed on to you. I hope your day was happy and full of love.

Raine said...

What a lovely accolade!

ambersun said...

Yeah that's so lovely.

She certainly had the right priorities.

Amber

Just telling it like it is said...

Awe that almost made me cry. What a beautiful tribute to you. I haven't been by in a while but I thought I would stop by and say hi. I'm glad I did;)
simply beautiful...

fiwa said...

Oh my gosh - I'm so sorry I've been a terrible friend lately! Happy late Mother's Day, and congratulations to you and Janelle!!! I'm so happy to hear she had the baby. :) And you all look so beautiful and happy. :)

love & hugs,
fiwa

ambersun said...

Sorry you're having a hard time. Hope you don't lose your job.

And, of course, Happy Mother's Day.

Amber