Mother's Day is fast approaching! I had high hopes of putting several Mother's Day cards on Etsy but time is running out! I'd rather make cards than try to sell them...too bad 'cause that would help pay for my "habit"!
My thoughts on Mother's Day
Mother's Day is such a special celebration of our mothers...mothers of all ages and all generations.
Of course, without being blessed with children a woman may have trouble celebrating the day. But its good to remember that our "physical" children are not the only ones to bless us...often we have spiritual children, and nieces, nephews, neighbors, students, friends...special children who mean so much to us. And not just youngsters, but any one God has placed in our lives to nuture and care for.
My own dear little mother is now 88 years old and lives in another state with my siblings. I'm sure she never thought she would someday live with them again when they, one by one, left home to begin their own lives.
But God had a different plan and they are now caring for her...a role reversal. It took over a year to adjust but they are doing well and I'm thankful for their dedication to her. When I talk with her I can sense in her calm responses a sense of security and peace.
I myself am facing the "empty nest" very soon...next week, in fact. The last of our six children is moving into his own house! He's been remodeling and buying appliances and a lawn mower...he's excited and so are we, but I will miss him terribly. We have such good conversations and laugh together and discuss God's word and share a special adult relationship. He is one of the special reasons I get to celebrate Mother's Day!
(Yes, I've got tears in my eyes!)
So this is one more card to honor all the "mothers" out there...ALL varieties!
Embossing folders- Sizzix "Ribbon" & "Dots, Circles, Stars"
Stamp- Sweet Stamps "Singing Children"
Bible verse- digital image from WordArtWednesday
Die cut- Sweet Stamps "Elegant Leaves"
Card stock- Lt blue: One Heart...One Mind
Sentiment- computer generated
Silk flowers, handmade flower, ribbon, trim- from my stash
And the challenges I'm entering this one in:
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com - #115 "White on White + 1 Color" (blue)
http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com - #152 "Needle It, piercing/stitching"
http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com - #110 "Anything Goes"
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - #78 "Anything Goes"
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com - #196 "Sketch by Melissa" (which I turned on it's side)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! May you all have a truly blessed Mother's Day!