And while I never learned to sew or embroider I owe my mom pretty much everything about my creative nature (and of course the part I don’t owe my mom I owe my dad but his day is coming – let’s not get ahead of ourselves).
If you were home sick from school you didn’t just sit and watch tv (OK, sometimes you did) but there was always a paint-by-number kit or shrinky dinks or a Popsicle stick project to take on and distract you from feeling lousy.
Got a school project? She was in the trenches with you helping you build, say, an entire Aztec village or a Hardy Boys shoe box diorama.
Wanna have a pie fight birthday party? She made it happen (everyone in swimming suits in the backyard chucking tin foil pans of whipped cream at each other. AWESOME!!!!).
I also owe her something for my work ethic.
(Ok, her work ethic is still better than mine since I haven’t even thought about Christmas yet)
And she is still going strong! Her handmade felt books keep selling out before she can finish the last order. New embroidery projects roll out all the time (even teeny tiny ones – note the quarter). She takes classes goes to seminars (with the assistance of my wonderful sister’s who are also totally awesome moms!)
So Happy Mother’s Day mom! You continue to amaze me.
And Happy Mother’s day to all you other hard-working moms out there!