Sunday, May 8, 2011

Time For Me Now Inspiration - My Inspiration

"Happy Mother's Day"

To all the wonderful women, Time for me now to wish you a very special:
"Happy Mother's Day"!

Today I would like to introduce you to my inspiration - you guessed it- My Mom!

My mom grew up in a small town of less than 1,000 residents. She was a cheerleader, drama club, very popular in her town and in school. She was typical of the 50's teenager generation. She dated a basketball player throughout high school and upon graduation she married her high school sweetheart! Boy am I glad about that!

A marriage that lasted 22 years and produced 4 kids, 2 girls and 2 boys. Mom was always there when we needed her as well as attending all our sporting events, musical recitals. She was always there, even when my siblings and I reached the age of parents aren't cool, she always managed to fit in and managed to get her two-cents into the moment! She loved being with each of us and interacting in our lives.

She was the epitome of "Good things come in small packages"!  My mom was 4'11" and a smile that would light up the room. Not sure how she did it, but she never had a disparaging word to say about anyone. She always saw the glass half full and the goodness in everyone, no matter how hurtful the actions of others.
Her faith was strong just as her work ethic. She instilled faith and blessings of life to each of us, which we individually took and began our own journey through life. Mom always supported each of us in our journey, even if she thought we were taking the wrong route, she was always there for us. Mom even demonstrated unselfish love throughout the years, after my parents divorced, by always attending family functions with my dad in attendance. Mom's love, her energy, her spirit wouldn't have had it any other way for her.

I chose this picture as this is the true essence of my mom, her spirit, her energy and her love of life.
She always had open arms for us, for life and for anyone who needed a hug or an ear to listen.

My brother wrote recently, "It just isn't the same"..... which is so true.

Life cycles, sometimes too soon, which was the case on January 11, 2004. But I can still see Mom dancing around the room kicking up her legs, singing her favorite song, laughing and the joy of being around us and her grandchildren. Mom definitely enriched the lives of our family, her friends and her community and though not physically with us, she is still definitely sending us messages and reminders all the time.

My Dreams are a place of connection and reunion; the symbols and signs are validation. Mom thank you for being our mom, thank you for sharing your spirit,  most of all thank you for sharing your dreams.

"Happy Mother's Day"