Sunday, 10 May 2009

Happy Mother's Day No. 2














I love this special day that celebrates the person who was our first home.

To all of us that were lucky enough to have a wonderful mother (I know that many weren’t) I hope that you get to spend some of your day with her; whether touching her physically or only with your mind.

I especially want to wish a Happy Mother’s day to my own mother and to my daughter Angelique who will be celebrating her second mother’s day with my sweet Josephine.

A few quotes in honour of mothers:

A young boy said to his mother ‘How old were you when I was born?’ His mother replied ‘27.’ ‘Wow, that’s a lot of time we missed spending together.’ ~~ Unknown ~~

Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly. ~~ Sarah Malin ~~

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~~ Unknown ~~

If I had a flower for each time I thought of my mother, I could walk in my garden forever. ~~ Unknown ~~

63 comments:

Marie S said...

Happy Mother's Day Renee!!
Love,
Marie

Björnik said...

Hello my dearest Renee. How have you been? I'm just dropping by to wish you a very happy mother's day! Miss you.

xoxo
Björnik

Björnik said...

Hahahaha! You're hilarious Renee. I've read your conversation with Ces and Bella and I couldn;t help but admire your wild imagination!hahaha

I'm missing you more! Hey, wake up!hahaha Have a good night sleep my dear.

xoxo
Björn

Sarah said...

Hi Renee,
Hope you have a beautiful Mother's day. Those are lovely quotes, especially the one about the flowers.
Sarah x

Wendy said...

Thank you for a lovely post!

Bella Sinclair said...

...person who was our first home...

I love that. Those words are magic. And the quote from the young boy melts my heart!

Renee, to one HELL of a mother, a person who could have held the world record for most "Mother of the Year" awards, to the most loving and ginormous hearted person who gives love and laughter even to those who are not in her immediate family, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! I hope it is filled with blessings and kisses.

xoxoxo!

The15YearOldNaive said...

♥ Happy mother's day

Woman in a Window said...

I love that first one. What a sweet mind to think of something like that, what a loving relationship. Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

yoborobo said...

Good morning, Renee! Happiest Mother's Day to you - I know you are a wonderful mom. I hope you have a fabulous day with your kiddos. :)

Manon Doyle said...

A very Happy Mother's day to you Renee!

Tammy said...

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY RENEE!
HAVE A BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL DAY!

PRAYERS FOR A BLESSED DAY TO YOU!

HUGS...
TAMMY

linda cardina said...

oh renee i love this post and i adore the picture.. hope u are feeling well. Happy mother's day renee!
Love u,
linda xoxoxox

Meghann said...

Happy Mother's Day Renee! I hope you have a happy day with many smiles and blessings :)

Baino said...

Same to you Renee. Happy mother's day indeed. As I sit here I can hear my two (22 and 24) chatting in the family room and I know I did at least one thing well . .raising them. Cheers :)

Audrey said...

Oh my goodness - the one where the child is sad for the years that they missed together made me cry! What a beautiful perspective!

Happy Mothers Day to you, your Mom and to lovely Angelique!
Love audrey
xoxoxo

Ces said...

Happy Mother's Day Renee. You deserve the top award today friend. This is your day! I will think of you and Bella, as I save that woman on the easel in the closet. She is a mother and I might as well stop her from perishing.

Deborah said...

Happy Mother's Day, beloved Renee! Such an endearing post. Pure sweetness. Wishing you a most lovely day. **blows kisses** Deborah

studio lolo said...

Such a sweet image to go along with the perfectly chosen quotes.
I love "the first home" as well, and what that little boy said. Wow.
I didn't have a good mother but I believe I had a loving mother. I believe she did the best she knew how. I miss her.

Your children have one of the best mothers in the world! Probably the best one in Winnipeg ;)
Enjoy this special day my friend. You have a lot to celebrate and be proud of.

xoxoxox
Lolo

deepazartz said...

Happy Mother's Day Renee:)

Your compliment in my blog touched me way beyond your imagination. Thats one of the Incredible Compliments I've ever received. Thank you so much:)

Hugs
Deepa

studio lolo said...

I'm absolutely holding onto that Renee. Did you know I'm writing a book about her? I haven't added to it an at least a year because it's hard to write. It's about having her back so she could have just "One Good Year." I ball my eyes out when I write it.

xoxo
Lolo

kj said...

renee, i so liked that you recognized and included the many children among us who might not have had a wonderful mother. i appreciate how sensitive and thoughtful you always are. if i were cooking up a recipe for a good friend, i would use your ingredients (including your wicked playfulness)

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, moon sister. You deserve a grand day.
xo

lakeviewer said...

Happy Day to you and yours.

Karin said...

Happy Mother's day Renee, to one who does it with grace, and shares that Mothering energy in an archetypal fashion - as my computer dictionary defines it:
• a person who provides the care and affection normally associated with a female parent
much love my friend,
Karin

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Great quotes. I love the first one!
Happy Mothers Day Renee!

Caroline said...

Happy Mother's Day Renee - lovely image and quotes! It's my second this year as Brits celebrate Mothering Sunday which is the 4th Sunday in Lent! I also got a call from Juliette (younger daughter) today wishing me happy Australian Mother's day - am always so happy to get good wishes from the girls wherever they are, whatever the celebration!

Lori ann said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Renee and your daughter too!

I love this painting so much,is there a place I could buy a print? It would make a perfect Mother's day gift for my own daughter.

much love to you,
Lori

Sydney said...

Happy Mothers Day to you and to your daughter too Renee! A beautiful, sunny, flower and fab food filled day to you....

Ces said...

Oh renee, I took a break because I forgot to greet the lovely Josephine's mother a Happy Mother's Day. to - Angelique!

Also your sisters!

Happy Mother's Day!

Wendy said...

I also love those quotes! A very Happy Mother's Day to you too. And your sweet daughter. Isn't it fun when we can celebrate Mother's Day with our daughter? It feels weird at first, but we soon get used to it.
Hugs

Julie-ann said...

Hi Renee, happy mothers day! Hope your being truly spoilt and lots of love today!

Sorry didn't realize the Etsy limints on Countiies. I am stuoind,lol!
Have changed to Canada.

All my love!

Julie-ann

Loni Edwards said...

Happy Mother's Day Renee! A beautiful post!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Happy Mother's Day Renee! I just watched 'You've got Mail' last night for the 1000th time and your art reminds me of the character (Kathleen Kelly) and her mother in the photograph she treasured! They were twirling :)

Have a wonderful day♥
Darla

Daria said...

Hope you're enjoying a nice Mother's Day ...

Sarah said...

Happy Mother's Day dear Renee - you were one of ther very first people I thought of this morning - I hope you have a lovely day! Huge hugs and love, Sarah

Sue said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Renee - I hope you are having a fabulous day with your daughter and family!

Love the quotes, I was familiar with the quote about holding hands/in heart forever one (actually used it on my post today), however had not seen the others. They are wonderful.

Hugs

A Cuban In London said...

'I love this special day that celebrates the person who was our first home.'

That's one of the most beautiful opening sentences I have read in a long time. Have a wonderful Mothers' Day. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lola said...

Happy Mother's Day Renee!

Thank you for the heartswelling quotes and that opening line. It must be great to be you.

Ciao, mamma bella

pinkglitterfae said...

Hi Renee, I just wanted to wish you a Happy Mothers Day! hope you get lots of goodies :-D
blessings,
betty

Pattee said...

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY RENEE*.*.*.*.~~~~...~~~...*.*.*.*.

I hope that your day is filled with love. I know you have wonderful kids.

My mom has been gone 8 years and I do miss her.

I was lucky enough to have a wonderful mother in law.
We had an awesome woman.

Good day to you my dear Renne.
Pattee

Ingrid Mida said...

Happy Mother's Day Renee. I really enjoyed the quotes. They brought a tear to my eye.

Diana Evans said...

oh you always have a special way of putting words together...I wish you all the best....hope your Mother's Day weekend was filled with love!!!

Hugs
Diana

Draffin Bears said...

Happy Mother's day to you Renee.
I hope that you have a very special day with your family.

Hugs
Carolyn

TheChicGeek said...

So nice, both the painting and the sentiments in your words.

Have a Happy Mother's Day, Renee!
xox
Kelly

Rusted Wings said...

Happy Mother's Day Renee....love your post!!
xo abigail

citizen of the world said...

A very happy mother's day to you!

I was happy to get to spend my mother's day in the other direction, with the kids who call me Mom.

Snowbrush said...

I love the painting, Renee.

kj said...

thinking of you, renee, and hoping you and that wonderful family of yours had a good day. i had a great time with jess and her family. mr. ryan is so much fun to be with. his mother was sure he would not last more than ten minutes at the dinner table so i bet her $ 25 and guess who won? i'm going to send her a bill if she doesn't pay me!

love from one mother to another: you rock, renee. i hope you are feeling okay.
xo

Ces said...

How was your Mother's Day? Are you exhausted?

glorv1 said...

Renee, hope you had a great Mother's Day. Have a great week.

sweetmango said...

Happy Mothers Day sweet sweet Renee...the very thought of you makes me smile...you are like medicine for the soul.
I hope you have had a wonderful day. I KNOW that you have had a wonderful day my friend.
I love you
xxxm

Björnik said...

Hi Renee, I read a quote last night about motherhood and I wanna share it with you:

Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours, it wanders wherever your children do.

Hope you a had a wonderful day.

xoxo
Björnik

Elizabeth said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too --

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Happy Mothers Day Renee to both you and your daughter - hope it was a special one! Love the image you have used in todays post - just beautiful :) Lisa

Lisa said...

i LOVE being a mother but am feeling a bit unloved this year !

soulbrush said...

oh renee you speak from the heart. no, i didn't have this with my mom, and i envy those who did, but i made damned sure to be a great mom myself and now a great and wonderful grandie! we can only learn from the mistakes of others...my main mantra and clue to motherhood is giving 'UNCONDITIONAL' love! sigh....love ya R.

isay said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Shelly said...

Happy Mother's Day - beautiful quotes, and I love the picture!

angelique said...

I love the quotes, especially the first one. I always feel lucky that you were only 20! I didn't have to miss that much.
Love you. You looked beautiful yesterday.

PS. I want to sneak back there for some more tea and dessert.

Shelly said...

I loved the quote Bjornik found … it really rings true for me … my heart is currently in Ireland and soon to be in Montreal, Croatia and Russia of all places…it has wandered to places I have never been.

Jen said...

Awww, that first quote is so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day to the most amazing woman I know.

I am grateful to call you my moma or my Pudd.

N

Dennis Pyritz, RN said...

I am putting together a compilation of Mother's Day thoughts from fellow bloggers. I was wondering if I could quote you in a guest blog. Thanks, Dennis
www.beingcancer.net

patti said...

Love the artwork on your site.
And I hope you are doing well. You live close to all my Icelandic family members.
Patti
www.eraseibc.com