Sunday, May 9, 2010

~WITH LOVE...To The Most Talented Woman I Know~

Mother's Day 2009

Last Mother's Day I treated my mother to a lunch out at our favorite Mimi's Restaurant.  After Church today we will be dining together as an entire family and I'll be sure to tell you all about her reaction to the Sachet Pillow I'm gifting her in honor of her special day.

When I was a young girl I remember my Mother to be outgoing and fun.  She was heavily involved in my Father's Ministry (I'm a PK/Preacher's Kid), sang in our church choir and taught Sunday School for many years.  She was a perfectionist when it came to throwing a party and to this day gave the most elegant bridal and baby showers I've ever seen (and on a shoe-string budget).  She loved being involved in PTA, enjoyed being a Room Mother and remains one of the best graphic artists I've known.

Extremely talented and full of faith and love for the Most High, she taught all of her children (I'm the 2nd of 4) the same two things.  Simply put...there was nothing we could ever do that would cause her not to love us and that we could never fall so far from God that His never ending love could not reach us...

For this I'm most thankful.

Life threw my Mother a curve ball when she began experiencing Nerve Deafness when still a young wife and mother.  This has greatly affected her social life as it became extremely difficult for her communicate with a hearing world.  I've watched her handle her affliction with dignity and grace...  I know at times it must be devastating for her and yet she never complains.

She is strong beyond words.
At present my Mother spends most of her days visiting with the love of her life, my aging Father (who is now in a Nursing Home) or working or various projects for pin money.  She loves having a computer as it helps her "hear" through the typed word and that keeps in her touch with what is going on in her family's life.

She is the proud Mother of 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren (one being my Miss K!).

"Thank you, Mom, for your constant encouragement during my life.  You will always be my hero."
Blessings to you as you celebrate the lives of those you love...and those who love you!

Happy Mother's Day

PS:  To BKN and My two beautiful children~ I'm proud to be your mother and to call each of you FRIEND.  You've grown up to bless me and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank God for you.  XO, Momma


My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Rebecca this comment comes wishing you a fantastic Mothers Day. I love this post especially the photo of your beautiful Mum & you, you write with such love for this very special Lady in your life.......

Oh & I am sure she LOVED her stunning cushion you made for her...

Lyn xxx

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Good Morning Rebecca,
Happy Mother's Day to you and to your Mother. I can now why you are so beautiful, like Mother, like daughter!

What a lovely tribute to your Mother. She is truly a remarkable woman and you are a wonderful daughter.


Julie Marie said...

Hello Rebecca... such a beautiful post... and such beautiful ladies... you both have the same pretty eyes and smiles. I know how very much you love your mama. What a loving, talented lady she is. I know she will love her special pillow, as it comes straight from your heart. Happy Mother's Day to both of you... xoxo Julie Marie

Ginger said...

Rebecca, such a lovely, heartfelt post to tribute your dear momma. Aren't our momma's special. We are so lucky to have them in our lives. Your mom looks like a real sweetie!! I know mine is.
Happy Mothers Day friend

Karen said...

Rebecca, talent, beauty and sweetness runs in your family... you've inherited it for sure!
God bless you both!
Ladybug Creek

Anonymous said...

Happy Mothers day Rebecca!A very Happy One to your mother as well.God Bless!

Lovey said...

Have the Happiest Mother's Day Ever!...Lovey

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

A beautiful tribute to your mom. You are so fortunate to be able to spend your day with her. Enjoy!

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful photo of the two of are truly blessed to have today to spend with each other. Enjoy this Special day my Friend!


stefanie said...

what a sweet!!! post, your mom does sound special, and how great you get to show her!!! have a wonderful Mothers Day!!! spoil yourself.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Rebecca, your mother and you are beautiful on the inside and out. Such a lovely post, dear.

Happy Mother's day!!


Carol said...

What a ~SWEET~ tribute to your mother. In her heart, she knows she has led you by her example and is equally proud of your endeavors as well.

Well the pillow..I can imagine it being one of her most prized possessions....especially since it was crafted by your talented hands.
Again, I am speechless, it is truely beautiful.

Here's wishing you a Happy Mother's Day..I hope it offers you comfort & rest.

Blessings from Texas

Mollye said...

Happy Mother's Day Rebecca, and to your mom as well. The resemblance is very strong there. You have her beauty and her inner beauty also. Thanks for a lovely tribute. XXMollye

Linda K. said...

Mother's are just the best. Happy Mother's day!


Mari said...


Rebecca Nelson said...

(I accidentally deleted this comment from my friend, Sweet Tea!)

Tanza has left a new comment on your post "~WITH LOVE...To The Most Talented Woman I Know~":

Hi Sweet ~r~,
Hoping you had a wonderful, relaxing, doing what you enjoy kinda Mothers Day !! This picture is gorgeous, and you KNOW what, I always thought you looked like your Daddy, BUT, there is soo much Momma in your beautiful self !! she looks lovely too .. This is a beautiful picture .. LoVe and BiG HuGs to you on this special day for us Mommas ~ xo
hugs ~tea~

Rita said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom. I'm so thankful that you still have her, hearing impaired or not. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Unknown said...

You are such a blessed woman. We have 3 children but one is in Heaven. Joshua, he was only 16 when we lost him. My goodness, these tears are flowing. The music you have selected just fills my heart.

Vicki said...

Rebecca, what a beautiful mother you have. She is beautiful outside and in. I can see the love of Jesus shining through those pretty eyes. I enjoyed this lovely tribute to her. I hope you have had the happiest of Mother's Day, sweet friend! Love and blessings to you~ Vicki

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

How lovely!

I hope you had a day filled with love and laughter!



Hi Rebecca, What a lovely, touching tribute to your mom! You and your mom are so beautiful, please give her a big hug from me. Hope you both had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Laura said...

Rebecca- this is a beautiful post.
Clearly you have inherited your mother's faith, talent, and creativity.

Happy Mother's Day.


White Spray White

Unknown said...

G'eve sweet Rebecca ~ What a lovely moving tribute to your Mother ... how blessed you are to have her with you.
Your Mother is beautiful, just beautiful ...

I know your day was filled with joy & love.

Hugs of love, Marydon

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky--

I wrote a coment early, but my computer froze, so I am trying to write again.

It was hard for me not to peek at your blog before Sunday, but it was well worth it. What a delightful surprise I found when I opened the package you gave me. The little pillow is adorable. I would have recognized that "Special 'Rebecca' Touch" of creativity anywhere. I will Cherish it always.

I am at a wonder at the beautiful tribute you wrote for me. Thank you for your sweet comments. I am humbled and at a lost for words.

I am so happy I was able to spend part of Mother's Day with you and your family. Lunch was great. It is a JOY knowing you are loved. That is the greatest gift of all.

Please convey my thanks to all your friends who left well wishes for me on your blog. How thoughtful all of your friends, their comments are greatfully appreciated.

Blessisngs on you, dear daughter. I love you.

Hugs-- MOM

she dreams big! said...

What a loving tribute to your Mom! Enjoy each and every moment with her!

Gothenburg is far away from me but yes I know where it is! Do you ever come up to Nebraska?

I have relatives in OKC and love the downtown area!

Hugs ~~ Connie

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