Monday Love | A little love for Mom

A Quote: The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new. -Rajneesh

Something personal: I had a wonderful Mother’s Day, mostly because there was no plan.  Jeff let me sleep in and then have a free afternoon.  He even locked the kids out of my bedroom while I was trying to shower — ahhhh, peace.  :)  We had a wonderful family breakfast and peaceful family dinner, AND Jeff did the laundry.  Seriously – does it get any better?  As I was running some errands, I found myself noticing every woman that walked by.  Was she a mother too?  What has happened in her life?  What kind of struggles has she been through?  It brought to my mind how lucky I am, and how very hard this holiday must be for many mothers who have lost a child, or women who have never been able to be a mother.  And, of course, it made me think about my own mother.  A single mom who sacrificed so much to provide safety, food, and shelter for her young child.   To be a mother is the only way to truly know the depth of love, happiness, guilt, frustration, and all the other emotions that consume a woman about her child.  It’s profound.  It’s amazing really.  I am proud to be a mother, and so very grateful for my family.  Even if I’m doing it all wrong, I do it with love, and that’s all that really matters.

Here are just a few of the wonderful mothers I know….  :)

In appreciation of the wonderful moms that I have worked with – here is a little gift.  It’s really just a gift of time (which always seems to be in scarce supply).   I have designed a simple magnet that can be used for your teacher gifts.  You can insert it with a card, or punch a hole and use it for a gift tag.   I will send you the pre-designed file and you can simply upload and order your magnets – and they will arrive within a couple days from Mpix.com.  So, if you have ever had a session with me AND you want to order yourself some personalized teacher gifts – just send me an email with the quote you want and the greeting/names you want.  Deadline is THURSDAY, May 12th.

Additional Quotes:

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~Author Unknown

A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.  ~Author Unknown

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. Jacques Barzun

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. – Author Unknown

Additional Details:

Magnets can be printed as 3×4.5 which start at $2.45 for 2 or more OR you can print them smaller (business card size) as 2×3.5, which come 2 per page and start at the same price.  You can sign up for a free account with Mpix and then upload your file, and order.  Very easy.  :)

Cool Shopping Find: I really love the spring collection from INC at Macy’s.  Oh how I would LOVE to go treat myself to a few new outfits!  I couldn’t copy the pictures in for you, but I really love the black & white tank with rosette collar, and the pink/gray maxi dress.  Welcome spring!!!

And last but not least, a quick snapshot of my family from this weekend.  Taken at dusk at Taylor Brawner Park – right before the movie “Tangled” started.  Sorry for the poor quality, point & shoot cameras can only do so much…..  :)  Can you just hear them saying “cheeeeeeeese”?  Jake has gotten really good at that.  LOL!

HAPPY MONDAY!!!!!

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