Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Here's a photo of my mother, taken only a couple of years ago. Isn't she gorgeous? It seems almost silly to write a paean to one's mother on a blog, so intense and special the relationship between mother and daughter. But the main thing I'd say on this day, when we all honor our mothers is that I am grateful to my mother and filled with love for her. I can't remember a single instance as a child of feeling alone or sad or excited and filled with joy that my mother didn't share with me. She was always there, with her uncommon good sense, her passion, her compassion, her sense of humor, her strength and her love. She was always my fiercest advocate and biggest champion, and even today, despite our differences, remains so. Everything I do now, as a mother, I owe to the seeds she planted within me so long ago.

I love you, Mom!

This morning, I stayed in bed until after 9:30, sleepily aware from under the covers, that the television was on and pots and pans were clanging in the kitchen. When I finally woke up, I was greeted by a very loud chorus of Happy Mother's Day! Henry gave me the smoothest, smallest rocks that each carried a message, Oliver had made me very colorful cards, illustrated in his inimitable way with a rock band, and Sophie gave me a gorgeous plant. The Husband whipped me up real eggs Benedict and a cup of perfect coffee.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you!


  1. Elizabeth: I do believe you have Mother's Day truly fine tuned. How nice to stay abed while the rest of the household gets ready to pamper you.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful mother. My mother passed away several years ago. I'm enjoying sweet memories of her.


  2. Happy Mother's Day, Elizabeth- you are one of the finest mamas I know. I hope your entire day is filled with sweetness.
    Love from Florida....M

  3. A happy and sweet Mother's Day to you!

  4. Happy Mother's Day! I've been thinking of you today .... you are an amazing Mom and human :)

  5. Oh yes, your mom is gorgeous.
    Hope the rest of your day was as sweet as the beginning. xo

  6. Your mother sounds and looks as beautiful inside and out as any mother possibly could.
    Like you.
    It's an honour to be walking this path of ours in distant together steps. With courage and hope and love always.
    I wish you mornings of genuine gifts every day.
    with love,

  7. I wish I had that kind of relationship with my mother. Hopefully, my daughter will have that relationship with me.

    Those eggs benedict look yummy. I was a chef widow eating take out the entire weekend. Oh well

    you are one awesome mama

  8. Sounds wonderful, all of it! And yes, your mother is gorgeous!

  9. I'm so glad you had a lovely Mother's Day. I followed you here from the SVMG blogs, where I'm a new blogger (on the NYC moms blog). I love your voice and vision. I, to have special needs child, and am currently experiencing frustrations with finding a new school for him for next year. Come visit me on my blog "The Squashed Bologna: a slice of life in the sandwich generation."

  10. I am glad to hear you had a relaxing, happy Sunday. Yes, your Mother is gorgeous, elegant and I want her jacket!

  11. Happy Mother's Day, Elizabeth. I hope it was a lovely one.

    Your mother is beautiful!

  12. Happy Mother's Day to one of the most special mom friends I know.

  13. Happy Mothers' Day to you too! And yes, you mum looks gorgeous. But you also deserve a lot of praise for the affection, love and tenderness you show towards your children.

    Greetings from London.

  14. Those rocks make me cry and laugh at the same time!
    Your mother is awesome. You are amazing. Wow.

  15. Happy Mommie's day to you too! your day sounded lovely :)

  16. What a beautiful description of perfect love, simply expressed. It warms my heart. Thank you for sharing. The photo of your eggs benedict - WOW! Inspiring and mouth-watering...

  17. P.S. and your mom looks beautiful, intelligent, elegant and spirited. I'm not a bit surprised...from knowing you. =)



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