Sunday, February 19, 2006


My Mom flew in from Ohio last week - what a delight! I love being able to "share my world" and what life is like down here with her. She came with me to Bible Study, Chick-fil-a, all our weekly hang-outs. She even got to see Gregory's preschool and meet his teacher.

I've never had my Mom close by since I graduated from college, and if I think about it too long, it sends me into the pit of despair. But I try to be content and thankful for the rich relationship we have through (almost) daily phone calls. I'm grateful for her constant support since I know it can't be easy having your children and grandchildren so far away. Here are some of my favorite quotes concerning motherhood...

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." - Honore de Balzac

"You never get over being a child as long as you have a mother to go to." -Sarah Orne Jewett

"You may have tangible wealth untold, caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be...I had a mother who read to me." - Strickland Gillian

"My mother is a poem I'll never be able to write, though everything I write is a poem to my mother." - Sharon Doubiago

"All that I am or hope to be I owe to my mother." - Abraham Lincoln


Erin Haley said...

such a wonderful picture of you and your mom! Mom's are so irreplacable...

Holly said...

Lovin' it! Your mom always makes me smile. BTW, you're lookin' fine. Love your hair color! So glad you got to spend time with your Mom. Give her a hug from the Grates!