MOTHER’S DAY has special meaning for me this year. I almost lost my mom a little over a month ago. I’ve taken her health for granted and realized through all of this, that my time with her is precious and oh so valuable! It’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of the world and forget about our precious relationships with each other. Both of my parents have had a rough go of it this past year. I’m so blessed that they are still here and I continually look to them for support.
My mom showed me this picture a few weeks ago. I had forgotten about it, and it was so sweet to see it again. I don’t know if you can see, but my mother had a white lock of hair right in the front, that she inherited from her father. This mark goes generations back on her side of the family. You can only pass it if you have it. So out of my mother’s ten children, four of them got this white lock of hair. And guess who was one of them……ME! You can see it here in this picture, even as a baby!
When I was growing up I hated it. It brought attention to me which I hated. Anyone remarking on it made me very self-conscious!! I don’t think I really appreciated it or liked it until I had my own children. Out of my three sons, two got the white lock. There’s something about a personal trait you have, that when you pass it to your children, it suddenly becomes more meaningful!!!!! Today I have two granddaughters that have this in their hair too…..even though it’s very small, it still makes me happy that they have something that came from me, that came from my mother, that came from my grandfather, and on and on!
Right before I started my blog, I colored my hair platinum because it was easier to cover all the gray. When I did this, obviously the white lock of hair just blended in now. That was the only thing that was hard in coloring my hair, was the fact that I wouldn’t have that trademark of my mother’s anymore. I think even for her it was hard to see it go! People that have known me for years have mentioned that they miss it in my hair too. But hopefully I’ll see it being passed through my family through the generations!
I’m so thankful for my mother and for her sacrifice that she puts forth for our family. She has been the GREATEST CARETAKER EVER, in caring for my dad! ALWAYS on top of things and organized in every single detail! What an example to me, of all that is good! I remember as a little girl wanting to be just like her when I grew up. I wanted to stay home and be a mom and care for a home and for my family. I emulated her behavior through my dolls. They were so real to me….they were my babies!
I’m so blessed by my mom. I love her dearly and am grateful for her every day! When she was in the hospital….and so sick this particular night I visited her, she was still teaching and leading her family. Through her very raspy voice and her body so weak, she was able to tell me of an experience she had with my son. Even in that state, she was still teaching us and having great influence on her family! I’m one lucky girl to have her as my mother!
This definitely will be a Mother’s Day with special meaning! I’m grateful too, to be a mother to my three boys. I love each one dearly and am so blessed to have them and my grandchildren in my life! What a gift they are!!! XOXOXO XOXOXOXOXOXO XOXOXOXO
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO YOU ALL OUT THERE! I hope that it’s a BEAUTIFUL day for you!!!!!!
I enjoy your posts so much. As a tiny women of a certain age with a little more than enough nerve, I feel connected to your style. While looking through your posts I often realize I have a lot of the same pieces you feature.
Keep up the good work!
Hi Tammy….THANK YOU! I’m so HAPPY you have gotten a little inspo here!!!!! XOXO
Being a mother is not always easy, but it was all I ever wanted – from the time I was little I wanted a baby and my own house. I guess I knew I would have a husband, but at that time that was just an afterthought. So the Lord has blessed me with 10 babies, a nice home and a husband who loves me and needs me like he never needed me before. And I need him. I need all of my babies and their families too. You all have a special role in my life. You are all different with different talents and likes and dislikes. But you all are wonderful. My dreams as a child have all come true, magnified many times over and I am very grateful! Thank you for this blog. It brings back many happy memories! xoxoxoxoxo
Mom…..We have an AMAZING FAMILY…all because of you and dad! You are such a light in our lives, and to see what your role is now is truly inspiring. You’re constantly teaching each one of us. I LOVED being with you yesterday! I LOVE YOU mom!!!!!! XOXO
So enjoyed your post and getting to know you and your family a little better. I understand that “trait” thing. My dads side of the family has this slight gap in our two front teeth, I think more than less of my relatives has it. Nothing serious but noticeable. I was so self conscious I demanded braces to close it. My daughter also has it and to me it is sooo endearing. I hope she decides against correcting it. I wish I hadn’t.
Cheryl….it’s so funny how that works, isn’t it?! If we only felt then, how we feel now! XOXO
I have followed you for some time, yet I haven’t read your blogs yet, the Mother’s Day one, and the story of your white lock was neat,
Then after following you for over a year.. I saw your name…. Do you know how some people you see all the time and you find out their name and it just doesn’t seem to fit in the “vision” you had in your head? Haha well, I LOVE your name and oh how it suits you!! Girl! You are so precious!
I ‘ve been following you on blog loving but recently started reading your blogs. I was always just looking at your pictures and I just adore you and think you are so classy, but yet really down to earth at the same time. You truly are an amazing woman and yes I’m obsessed with your hair. I live in Nevada and I think you said your shop you go to is in Utah and I would totally drive over there and go to Harley to see what she thinks would look best on me. Not sure where the shop is in Utah but I would definitely drive there to meet your girl. Thanks for all of your honesty and inspiration.
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