Sisterlines Space in Time

"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you always got." Mark Twain.

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Hey there! I am a papercrafter in Canada and thought I would enter the wide world of blogging!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there who have the pleasure of being a Mom. For all of you who are not mom's yet, take a moment to tell your mom how much you love her and how much she means to you. It will mean a great deal to her. (Don't forget your Grandma's too)

I love my Mom more than she will ever know. We have had some rocky times over the years, but we are past that. It's water under the bridge now. I think it's all part of growing up and becoming your own person, and unfortunately, sometimes along that path of finding yourself, you hurt the ones you love. And then one day you wake up and think..what was I thinking, and then you work on getting that relationship built back up to what it should be. I think we have a good relationship now. I love spending time with her. We laugh and act silly and just have a genuine good time. I wish we lived closer so I could just buzz over any old time I want, but we are not too far away that I can't see her quite often. She is coming over today in fact and we are going out for dinner and to a show!

This picture was taken on the farm a few years ago. I love it. I don't have a whole lot of pictures of me and Mom together, so I cherish the ones I do have.

Here is the card I created for her for today.

Another very important woman in my life is my Granny! She just turned 90 on the 12th of April and we are so very happy about that. She had a bad turn a couple of years ago and we are very thankful she is doing so well. She is living in the nursing home now, but she *thankfully* has all her faculties and is still as sharp as a tack! I went to see her Friday afternoon and took her out for a stroll in her wheel chair down the street. It was a beautiful warm afternoon and the scent of the trees that are in flower right now was in the air and it was warm and just a plain great day. They have a program at the nursing home called "Summer Bucks" to encourage the residents to get outside and get some fresh air. So for every 20 minutes they spend outside, they get a Summer Buck and then at the end of the summer, they get to use all their bucks to buy items in the auction! I will be going up to see her every Friday, so hopefully I can help her earn some bucks! This picture was taken when Diana was home for a visit. I don't have a lot of pictures of Granny with me either; she does not really care to have her picture taken. This one turned out well though.

Here is the card I made her for today. The image is stamped on watercolour paper and coloured using the watercolour pencils and a blender pen. The butterfly is popped up and some tiny bling was added along the bottom of the card. The white satin ribbon was tied in a bow across the card.

Another important woman in my life is my sister Diana. She supports me no matter what I do and even though we live far far apart.....we talk/chat/text/email every day, so it helps with the distance. We used to fight when we were growing up, but I think every kid did that. Then you get older and realize how lucky you are to have a sister that loves you unconditionally, no matter what. This picture was taken when she was home a couple of weeks ago. The visit was a whirlwind and did not last long enough. I miss her like crazy.

Courtney is another woman who I am blessed to have in my life. She is my little sister and I love her to pieces. I don't think she will ever know how much I do love her and how very proud of her I am. She is a very talented musician and can sing like an angel. She is beautiful and funny and I could go on and on. Bottom line....she's my sister and I am blessed that she is.

Another woman who is very important to me is my BFF Vicki Garrett. She is not my mom, but she is a mom (and a very good one at that). I love her to pieces and am so happy that I met her and call her my friend. I can tell her anything, anytime and she will support me in any decision I make. She asks me the questions that only friends can, to make me think of the big picture before I do or say something that could be a mistake. She makes me laugh and I recently learned that I can keep a secret from her.....even though it was painful!!! (I surprised her recently and I knew about the surprise since November.....that was a long time to keep a secret from her!)

So to wrap this novel up......have a very Happy Mother's Day.

Chow for now


Blogger Summerthyme Studio said...

Aww Hunni, Happy Mother's Day to you too! You are a great mom and I loved reading your tribute to your family and WOW! Thanks so much for adding me in there too! I just love you to bits and feel exactly the same way about you. I just wish that we lived closer........oh well, maybe someday!!!

Love you so much!



May 10, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Thanks for the words, Big Sis - hope you have a special Mother's day of your own...xox

May 10, 2009 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Diana Gibbs said...

Happy Mothers Day to you too!
Thanks for mentioning me in your "novel", I love reading your novels though, it makes me feel like I am at home.
I love you,

word of the day squelyc

May 10, 2009 at 11:38 AM  

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