Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mother's Day.

My friend, Alison, once posted that she is a Stay-At-Home-Mom four days a week. Thought this was so clever so I hope you don't mind if I borrow the term, A!
I am lucky enough to have the best of both worlds (well, almost). I work full time three days of the week, and have four days home with my babies. Of course, most days, I am still 'recovering' from either job but for the most part, I have gotten used to it. My hubby is such a big help...I really am very lucky to have him!
And of course, there's my mom. She watches the boys when I'm at work on weekdays. It amounts to about 2 11-hour days for her. And although she's retired, she is very active in her social life. She loves to catch up with friends and still regularly visits her old job. She drives and picks up MK at the preschool, and then makes sure that dinner is cooked not only for her, my dad, and my sis...but also for my family. I get teary-eyed just thinking about how much she does, and how fortunate I am.
My mom and I haven't always gotten along. She was very strict when I was growing up. I was the eldest, and her first 'teen challenge.' I had been a good kid for the most part, but was considered the black sheep of the family having disobeyed a lot of the rules.
Now that I am a mother myself, I appreciate her so much more. And I hope that my kids never go through that talking back stage (who am I kidding??).
The card was created using scraps and Some Odd Girl's Baby Snuggle Kaylee. She was colored with Copics. And the other star of the card is a felt flower hand-made by Cathy from CatShy Crafts. I just love her creations!
And lastly, I would love to thank my sons, MK and O, for making my childhood dream come true. From a very early age, I had always dreamed of being a mother. And had a terrible fear of not being able to bear children. It hasn't always been easy but I absolutely love being one. This video/ commercial says it all... "The hardest job is the best job."

Happy Mother's Day weekend everybody!
Rinne <3


eva said...

that was the most touching thing! thanks, rinne! i love that saying! your card is beautiful and love that flower! happy mother's day to you too!

Creations by Shirl said...

Adorable card,love the story behind of your card..... you are fortunate to have your mom help you...Happy Mom's Day to you too...

Lalo said...

okay thank-you Rinne. You totally brought tears to my eyes (and now my kids think I'm more of a weirdo). That video was AWESOME and so true! and what kind words to say about your mother. (does she read this...she should). Happy Mother's Day Rinne, hope you have a great day with all your family!!!

KanataNewf said...

This is such a sweet card, Rinne!

Trina said...

What a blessing your mom is! And you're pretty blessed to be able to look back and appreciate your upbringing now... Happy Mother's Day!

Alison Willis said...

Borrow the phrase away! We do have it pretty good, don't we?