Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mothers can not do it all
But surely they do try.
Mothers hear the angels call
To comfort all who cry.
Mothers for themselves may fall
For others they will fly.
Mothers bear the weight of all
For their children they would die.
A mother's gift extends beyond
All bounds of time and space.
Her lovingness and nurturing
Make Earth a peaceful place.
-Kristin F. McKendall

Grandmothers Are Grand
Grandmothers are mothers who are grand,
restoring the sense that our most precious things
are those that do not change much over time.
No love of childhood is more sublime,
demanding little, giving on demand,
more inclined than most to grant the wings,
on which we fly off to enchanted lands.
Though grandmothers must serve as second mothers,
helping out with young and restless hearts,
each has all the patience wisdom brings,
remembering our passions more than others,
 soothing us with old and well-honed arts.
-Nicolause  Gordon

My mother, my sisters and me-- we're all mothers!

"Grandmothers are just antique little girls."

GrandmaLinda thinks a cuppa tea will make everything all better.
My Grandmother gave me Cambric Tea, a drink for children,
made of equal parts water and milk, with sugar and a dash of tea..
 It is so-named after the fabric, cambric, as it is thin also. 

My 98 yr. old grandmother, Mary Helen and my grandson Tommy, 5 mos.

My mother, with my brand new baby girl, many years ago.
Now, she has a baby of her own!

Grandma Emily Mae adores baby Tommy 
Mothers, Grandmothers, sisters, aunts, they love and guide us, encourage and inspire us, and we honor them , remembering their care and selflessness, which makes them the most influential persons in our lives, and the lives of our sons and daughters, nieces and nephews and  husbands,grandfathers, and uncles, and all those whose lives they touch.