Like Mother, Like Daughter

There are so many things to be thankful for on a day like today. The sun is shining. My freelance design work is done for the day. My hubby is sitting behind me at his desk tip-tap-typing away on his own work. We are both home, happy, healthy (generally), and in full relaxation mode. Even though life hasn't been easy, life is good. We have what we need . . . and then some.

Chris and I often talk about what we hope to provide for our children one day—that's assuming we are eventually blessed with the laughter and pitter-patter we so long for—and today I am so happy to be celebrating my own mother. Life wasn't any easier growing up than it is for me now that I'm on my own (with my sweetheart, that is) and it certainly was not an easy thing for my mom. It really is only now that I am discovering all the little things she went without in order to raise my sister and I on her own. While I realize all of this now—and really only because my friendship with her is showing me all of the things she loved to do and I know she didn't do while we were growing up—I never felt it as a child. She was an amazing mom. A giving, loving, nurturing, sacrificing, beautiful mom. I hope that I will be just like her.

And, in so many ways, I already am.

Speaking of which (where do you think I get my fabric obsession from anyway!?), some gorgeous OOP Amy Butler Gypsy Caravan fabric arrive on my doorstep yesterday. I was really quite hesitant to purchase this fabric on ebay just because I wasn't certain I would love it. But, well, bidding and winning on ebay forced me into purchasing it and oh! how glad I am to have it now! The colors are fantastic . . . I couldn't help but notice how my ranunculus would look up against it and so I thought I'd share this with you. A little piece of happiness from my doorstep to yours.

Happy Mother's day to all of you mamas out there. And Happy Mother's Day to you, mom. I love you.

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