I'm a bit of a non-conformist for some holidays, this one included - don't really get all mushy about Mother's Day as every day is Mother's Day in my mind. But, I did really appreciate and cherish the comments visitors left about their mom's for the post below. I wish more people would celebrate their mom's in that way today - tell the world about them. And . . .
Happy Mother's Day to all of you!
So I numbered the 10 comments in order of how they appeared and used the Random Number Generator to draw our lucky winners.
The winners of the three $5 coupons for Tumble Fish Studio kits at Deviantscrap.com are: diane.ca, LouAnn, and Scrappin Gramma!
The winner of my next new kit free is: Sharon!
I will contact all of you with your prize information tonight.
Below is a picture of my mom, Wanda. She left this world in 1996 when she was just 66 I was just 30 and had two very young children. It was sudden and it devastated me. But, in some ways I think that was part of some plan she had with God because in that dark cloud was a silver lining and one of the most precious gifts of my life. I discovered and enjoyed a very close relationship with my dad over the next 15 years I would not have had otherwise. I was much closer to my mom all of my life and had missed out on a close relationship with my dad. I am so thankful that she left that for me to experience. She was a teacher most of her working life but she lovingly supported and followed my dad's career all over the country their 46 years of marriage. She was a wonderful cook and immaculate house keeper. She loved to fish and be out in nature with my dad. She blushed when she laughed and she was rather shy and soft spoken. She taught me some of the most important things I've learned in life and use on a daily basis. One of those things is to always remember to be thankful for what you have - there's no time to feel sorry for yourself and if you look at all of the things you have to be happy about, you'll realize that's true. She would marvel at the beauty in nature down to the tiniest of details - to take a walk with her after dinner would surely provide you with appreciation of things you would normally walk by without noticing. I could write a few blog pages full of things about her, but I will leave it that for now.