Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day..

I don't know of too many (especially, female bloggers) who aren't writing about Mother's Day in some form or another....Remember, this started out as a "Design Blog", but has also been about life...mine, and those who are sharing this world with me.
This is an especially difficult weekend for me; my Mama's birthday would have been yesterday (she passed at 58, 25 years ago), and today is Mother's Day...A day doesn't go by that I don't think about her. She was beautiful in every you can see...and I thank her for inheriting those legs.... We were poor...really "dirt poor"...literally, dirt floors (which were swept, sprinkled with water, and hand-made rag rugs covered most of them)...a "RC Cola" sign for a roof...we lived on Indian Land in Oklahoma...We never went hungry, were always clean..and we didn't have much, but as I got older, things improved..for awhile.
I don't want to bring out the violins, and play, "I've been traged", but merely paying tribute to a woman, who always worked..and after my father, a police officer, was shot in the line of duty, she went to work at the police station...later, the sheriff's office...
We always had books in the house, and paper in pencils.. both my sister and I loved to draw, and she encouraged and praised us- she was my best friend, my muse.

Babies are babies.....

And kids will be kids (this time, literally)..getting themselves into all kinds of situations...whereupon, the mama has to rescue them..I know mine did, many, many times..After which, they often need to rest....Thanks to all the Mamas..and rest in peace, dear Mama..I will always love you.


  1. A lovely tribute to your Mother, Jess. I think you were fortunate to have each other. xx

  2. Thanks, my friend...I visted her grave for the first time in 25's a very long, strange story..she's buried out in the middle of nowhere in Kansas...she's not there...she's in my heart, the wind, and the birdsong.
    Happy Mother's Day to you, as well.

  3. Hi Jessica,
    I missed telling you Happy Mother's Day. What a sweet story. My mother died at 58 too. 19 years ago. She would have loved the internet, blogs, HGTV...all of it. It's so unfair. She was an antique dealer and an wonderful artist. I still have some of her paintings.
    I can just imagine what her blog would have been like.
    Well, I hope your day was still good.
    xoxo, Kelly

  4. I hope, my friend, Kelly that you had a Happy Mother's Day...
    I understand your grief and feelings regarding your mother, and yes, it is unfair...too sad..
    I truly believe that, as long as we carry our mothers in our hearts, they are never truly gone.
    I visited my mother's grave for the first time in 25's a long story..very powerful day.
    Your blog is guided by your mother...her tastes, her work ethic, and her talents.