Saturday, May 8, 2010

To all the Mothers out there

At this time, I just want to remember all the Mothers out there and my own dear Mother and Mother in law.
Happy Mothers Day!
I wonder, if it will be breakfast in bed for you, ( did your children do that? mine did) maybe flowers, or pampering at the beauty spa, chocolates, or a lovely card saying thank you.
There is something so sweet and beautiful between the bond of a Mother and her baby.
It is one of the hardiest and most rewarding jobs, that one will have to do.
As I have grown older, I have come to appreciate my Mum more and more for her love, wisdom she has shared and shown me. Thank you Mum, for all your love, support and advice you have given me.
I find there are moments when I catch myself saying something, doing something, thinking something and I realise, Ooops .... I am like my Mother.

I wish you all a very wonderful weekend


  1. Hello Carolyn...
    I wish you the happiest Mother's Day.
    Hope you can spend it with as much of your family as you can...
    Such a lovely tribute you have given to your own mother.

    My hubby surprised be today...I thought he had left for work. Instead, he came back about 20 min. later, rang the doorbell (odd) and came in with a beautiful flower arrangement...I was thrilled!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs, Nancy

  2. Such a lovely post, Carolyn! I am having my mom over tomorrow and I"m going to cook her something special. Happy mother's day to you!
    Sharon :-)

  3. Oh what a beautiful post, I just loved the pictures.

    That is so lovely about your mother...Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow.
    xoxo DJ

  4. Carolyn-What beautiful images! I think being a mother helps us appreciate our own moms. I have lost both my mother and MIL--I don't think you ever get too old to need them. My daughter has invited us to brunch at her house!! Hope yours is wonderful too :)

  5. Adorable, your space and world. Look forward to connecting more. xo,

  6. Thank you Nancy for your kind visit and sweet words.
    What a lovely romantic surprise your husband gave you, ringing the doorbell and bringing you beautiful flowers ~ that is so neat.

    Hi Sharon,

    Enjoy your special time with your Mother and I hope that you have a lovely weekend.

    Hi Susan,

    How wonderful to have brunch at your daughters house. I loved seeing the beautiful photos of you and your daughter. Enjoy your special day.

    Many thanks DJ and I hope that you are having a lovely weekend and enjoy your day tomorrow.

    Thank you Jacqueline for visiting today and I look forward to coming to say hello to you.


  7. Godmorning Carolyn, Sweden here....

    I wish you a happy mother's day and I loooooove your post today!!


  8. Such beautiful pics, dear Carolyn! And a very Happy Mother's Day to you in lovely NZ!

    Hope you have a lovely week ahead too!


    PS So with you about V Beckham's "toy" shoes!! xx

  9. Happy Mother's Day! Congratulations on your breakfast in bed. That must be very sweet. :)

  10. What a lovely tribute to your Mum.

    Wishing you a wonderful day,

  11. Hi Carolyn! I loved your post and all your beautiful pictures. Have a lovely Mother's Day. Warm hugs ~ Jenn

  12. Dearest Caroly, you found very touching words for mothers day! I hope you will have a wonderful day tomorrow - enjoy it! (I am sure I will get no breakfast in my bed but a nice breakfast with flowers... at the living-room-table... What a pitty that the weather is not so good in Austria at the moment - I would like a mothersday-breakfast in the garden...)
    Lots of hugs to you, yours Traude

  13. Wishing you the loveliest of days Carolyn- thank you for this beautiful post. Happy Mother's Day.

  14. Such a tender and sweet post. Becoming a mother made me appreciate my own mother all the more.

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend, Carolyn!

  15. Many thanks Agneta and I hope that you are having a lovely Mothers Day too.

    Hi Lola and Nora,

    I am glad that I was not the only one that thought that of V Beckham's shoes. I hope that you are having a lovely weekend.

    Thank you Gleenn, and I hope that your weekend is going well.

    Many thanks, Lulu and wishing you a lovely weekend.

    Thank you Jenn and wishing you a very Happy Mothers Day.

    Dear Traude,

    I hope that the weather is lovely in Austria, so you can enjoy Mothers Day breakfast out in the garden.
    It has just started raining here, have been for a walk and now daughter is making piklets, that we will have with cream and jam with our coffee.

    Happy Mothers Day, to you Lorraine, and enjoy your weekend with your family.

    Many thanks Bella, and I was the same ~ having my own children made me appreciate and value all that my Mother does for me.
    Happy weekend


  16. Wishing you a wonderful mother's day, Carolyn!


  17. Very lovely!! Have wonderful and sunny Mother's Day!
    Hugs, Lisa

  18. Hi: What a sweet post. Thank you so much for the good wishes. I too wish you a very blessed Mother's Day. Hugs, Martha

  19. Beautiful & meaningful words dear Carolyn. Yes, mothering children is the best (& most challenging!) job in the world, but I wouldn't have missed it for anything! Happy Mother's Day to you, I know you'll be spoilt by your 2 Darlings.
    Millie ^_^

  20. Many thanks Marsha and I hope that you are having a lovely weekend.

    Thank you Lisa, for your visit and I hope that you are having a sunny and fun weekend.

    Thank you Martha, and enjoy your special time with all your family.

    Many thanks, dear Millie.
    I hope that you are being spoiled, by your five wonderful boys.
    They are lucky to have you, as their Mother.


  21. Happy Mother's Day Carolyn! I hope you get spoiled good and proper tomorrow!

    (The flower on my post was a bloom from a Dogwood tree)

  22. Dear Carolyn,

    I hope your Mother's Day is pure delight!


  23. Carolyn,

    Happy Mother's Day!!!!! ♥

    To you and all the mothers in your life!!!!


  24. Hello Carolyn, and happy Mother's Day!
    What a great tribute to your mum!
    Have a lovely week, Michela xxx

  25. I send my love and best wishes
    Happy Mother's Day
    With much love

  26. Gorgeous post, darling!

    Happy Mother's Day!


  27. Hello sweet Carolyn,

    Thank you so much for your unbelievably kind comments on my last post, they truly did touch my heart.

    Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day!


  28. Hello Carolyn, Happy Mother's Day to you too :) You posted such pretty photos today. Luv them all.

    I had a lovely day with a special breakfast and afternoon movie (raining here, but better than the snow we got last night, lol).

    Have a great day! Karen

  29. Beautiful words, Carolyn! I'm Mom to my furry girl and my bears only ;)) so no breakfast in bed and no flowers for me today:(( but I was bubbly anyway!
    Hope you had a fabulous day!

  30. Hi Sares,

    I hope that you are having a lovely weekend. We do not have the Dogwood tree over here, so it is neat to see your plants over there ~ thanks.

    Many thanks Jermaine, I had a wonderful day and it is days like this, that it is great to be a Mother. Hope yours was fabulous.
    I enjoyed reading the interview of you and Bardot.

    thanks Charity and I hope that you
    had a lovely Mothers Day.
    the photo of your Son and the white rose, was sweet.

    Thank you Michela and I hope that you are having a beautiful weekend.

    Happy Mothers Day to you Jeanne.

    Thank you Carrie, for your visit today.

    Many thanks Anne, your post really touched my heart and I am sending my love & hugs to you.
    May the days ahead be wonderful for you, dear friend.

    Thank you Karen, glad that you had a lovely day ~ isn't Mothers day wonderful!

    Many thanks for your visit Monica, and glad you had a lovely day with sweet Kim and all your bears.

  31. What a beautiful post dear Carolyn!

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Cheers: Evi

  32. Hope your day was filled with lots of love my friend. xoxoxoox

  33. Thank you dear Miss Eve, for your kind words.

    Many thanks Koralee.
    My day was wonderful and yes, filled with lots of love.
    I hope that you had a delightful day too.


  34. Life is a miracle and to think how our mom brings us into the world is a holy mystery. And the love that is naturally exists is also so beautiful and amazing!!

    Happy Mother's Day to you Carolyn and your Mum too!

    Beautiful Post~

  35. Hello my dear Carolyn, you have beautiful pictures on Mothers day!!
    Thank you for your visit and lovely comment!!!
    Have a very nice sunny new week:))
    Hugs Fleurette

  36. Many thanks Constance, for visiting me today and the kind words.
    Love to you and your Mum.

    Thank you Fleurette, and I hope that you are having a lovely week.


  37. Carolyn, this is such a warm and beautiful tribute!Unfortunately, I do not have a chance to see my Mom as often as I want. She lives back in Russia. The distance between us made me realize how precious our time together is...
    Thank you so very much for your kind and supportive comment under my "Worst Monday" post.A week later, I am still recovering from it: do not know what I am upset more about - a stitched lip or my broken Prada shoe. Things like this do not happen to me often, not to mention all at once!It was a rough week all together. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day filled with love and joy.:-)

  38. Your photos are such fun, Carolyn! Especially the first one, which made me smile.
    My kids are scattered but I got phone calls and flowers. My mom has been gone quite a while but I miss her every day.

    Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

  39. Happy belated Mother's Day Carolyn! Hope you had a beautiful day and were celebrated.

  40. Sweet post! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day :)

  41. oh how special!!! what a wonderful post Carolyn!!! I hope you had an amazing Mother's Day!!!

    I had a wonderful weekend filled with fun and family!!! just what I needed....


  42. Hello
    Sounds like you had a wonderful mothers day, I am so glad!
    I had a lovely day also... starting out with Swedish pancakes my husband made for me and then a trip to the nursery with one of my daughters and a barbeque in the afernoon
    It was a lovely day
    Blessings to you

  43. Oh Anya, I felt so sorry for you when I read about your Monday.
    I really hope that you are feeling better ~
    I hope that you had a wonderful Mothers day, and yes, would be really special times when you do see your Mother.

    Hi Barbara,

    Sorry your Mum is not with you and I am like that with my Dad, I think of him every day.
    That is lovely your had the phone calls and flowers, makes you feel special.

    Thank you Suzi, I had a lovely day and I hope that you did too.

    Many thanks Audrey

    Hi Diana,

    Glad that you had a lovely day with your family, I did too and that is what Mothers day is all about.

    Blessings to you Rebecca and sounds like your day was lovely.
    Many thanks for visiting.


  44. Beautiful post, my Mothers day was spent with the kids..and I got loads of hugs and kisses, they are the best present ever. Happy week.

  45. What wonderful images!

    I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, my sweet friend!


  46. Thank you for visiting M. Kate, and glad that you had a happy Mothers Day with your kids.

    Many thanks Anne, and I hope that you had a lovely weekend, too my friend.


  47. I know you're an amazing mother, judging from the post you wrote about your daughter. So, I wanna take this chance to say happy mother's day to you... :) *hugs*

  48. Many thanks Fe, that is so kind of you.



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