Wednesday, September 24, 2014


I spent the afternoon with my beautiful Momma today and that always puts me in the best of moods!  I love it when she's able to come over (she still drives!) and we are able to enjoy lunch out and just sit and chat.  After some good-eats at a favorite local Café we returned back to my La Chaumière de Briarwood where I showed her how to navigate the pattern for the Tattered Pumpkin Pillow you see above.  She's wanting to make a few for her friends and for some reason she thinks I can teach her, well, something.  That is soooo funny to me as this woman has taught me ALL I KNOW!

My Mother lives life with a grateful spirit.
She always has.
Never a whiner or complainer,
she accepts each day as it comes
with more grace and dignity
than I will ever hope to have.

She is my hero.

"Speak only kind things," she says.
(I.Forget.That.A Lot.)

In just a week she'll reach a birthday milestone and at present I've been super busy planning her party.  Her invite is above (still so thankful for learning Photo Shop and Paint Shop Pro all those years ago!).  This birthday is a very a special one....


She's so excited as family members are coming in for the big day!  We are working at keeping it positive and fun...a tad bit of a challenge as we are still marking many "FIRSTS" without my Father.  Makes having my Mother still here so very, very special...

With the scent of Autumn in the Air we've planned the celebration using a Fall theme.  Makes decorating and choosing the menu/food a little easier...and sooo delish!

More to share soon!    



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your Mom is a beautiful lady, Rebecca! God bless her for her life's motto and celebrating 80 years of living. I'm sure her party will be wonderful.

I love your pillow and I'm not surprised she wanted to learn how to make it. It would make a wonderful addition to anyone's home!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh Rebecca....I would love to send her a card. Can you email me your address. How wonderful to have your mama.

Julie Marie said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Momma dear Rebecca!... I love that she wants you to help her make some tattered Autumn pillows!... (I cannot wait for the one I ordered to arrive!)... your Autumn themed birthday party sounds perfect... I do hope you will post some photos after... like your momma, my mama said spoke an unkind word in her life... I also need to remember that... xoxo... Julie Marie

White Lace and Promises said...

She is so beautiful, just like you!

Deanna said...

Rebecca, What a lovely invitation! You are so talented. May your momma have a beautiful birthday!
Please wish her a very happy birthday for me. Blessings.

God bless,

Stacey said...

Rebecca, your mom sounds like such a special person. I love to be around people who are kind and positive. It is so uplifting. Hope she has a very wonderful birthday.

Jonell w Harrison said...

Ahhhh, Rebecca I am looking forward to hearing about your Mom's 80th Birthday celebration..details please and believe me I know it's going to be difficult w/o your father..I am now walking in those same husband's leaving was 13 months and 7 days ago. Bless you.

NanaDiana said...

I love how much you love your Mom, Rebecca. That is a real blessing to have a Mom that is still in good health and that you have such love and respect for she does for you, I'm sure.

What a wonderful birthday party that is going to be. I hope you take pictures for all of us! xo Diana

Jenny S. said...

Oh, for one more day with my mom. So good to know you truly cherish each day with your mom. A friend of mine who works at a nursing home tells me of so many there who never see any relative. So sad. Elderly people always bring a smile to my face. They are so precious. Very happy birthday to your mom and many more to come. You both deserve happy times together. Enjoy. God Bless.

Lululiz said...

It really warms my heart to read about your wonderful relationship with your mother. Time together is so precious.
I love the invitations you have made for her birthday, they are just so lovely. I wish her all the very best for her birthday. And you have a wonderful day with her and family and friends.

NanaDiana said...

Hi just me! I wanted to pop back in and tell you that you are a No Reply blogger when you leave a comment. Maybe you already know that but I think I used to be able to reply to your comments? Missed YOU like crazy, girlie. I am so glad you are back. xo Diana

Theresa said...

What a beautiful Mama you have! I know you enjoyed your time with her:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

I love the invitation you made!! How special for your sweet Mother. Your Mother sounds very wise. I hope the day is a huge success!!

Amy Jo

Unknown said...

You favor your mom so much.Love the blue and white pumpkin pillow.

Debbie Harris said...

What a beautiful relationship between you and your dear momma. She is a beautiful lady, as is you.
She has a lovely motto, one we all could and should live by.
You did a wonderful job on her invitation, and I'm sure the party will be joyous.
Sweet blessings to you, Debbie

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