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February 27, 2013

the heartbeat of our family

Today is my beautiful mom's birthday.  She truly is the heartbeat of our family.  She is the glue, the love and the tie that binds.


It is so easy for me to say wonderful things about her and difficult for her to hear...and accept.


I will get an earful for this post from her, trust me.


She is my cheerleader and my counselor...



my conscience and my defender.


She taught me how to love my children unconditionally by loving me that way even when I was less than lovable.


She is not perfect, She cannot keep a secret and her political beliefs are questionable.


But here on earth, she is my rock , my compass and my security.  Other than my heavenly Father, she sees past my faults like no other.  She thinks I am Martha Stewart and Mr. Green Jeans rolled into one. 


I cannot even begin to imagine my life without her.  My mind cannot even begin to go there.


I love you mom.  These kind words about you are true and worth the scolding I will get from you later.

xo, Patty

I made this canvas for her birthday.  Each heart represents one of her five children and their children and their children...  I will share more on it later.

22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post Patty -- well worth the scolding. Happy Birthday to your mom! ~Sally

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  2. What a beautiful honor for your Mom! Moms are so special and deserve so much praise and love and honor.

    Judy

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  3. A lovely post for your Mum. They are so special and deserve to be spoilt especially on mother's day (coming up!). Happy Birthday to your Mum. Chel

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  4. Your mom may be a bit embarrased by your praise, but in her heart she must be very happy that you love her so very, very much! Happy Birthday to your mom:>) I love the hearts! Will we see the whole thing?

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  5. Happy birthday to your wonderful Mom. I'd say you are both lucky to have each other and this beautiful gift says it all. Ann

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  6. Happy Birthday to you mom, Patty. The post is beautiful, as is the gift.

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  7. What a beautiful post, Patty! I love what you made your mom...I know it was made with lots of love!! Happy Birthday your mom, whom must be a precious woman if she's anything like you!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  8. Happy Birthday to your Mommie!! i love her & i don't even know her. but i thank her for all she did to make you just the way you are. PERFECT! so good & sweet. that's a real blessing of have such a great mom. give her a big old hug for me. thanks!!

    big hugs for you too! ( :

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! You are blessed indeed. I hope you mum has a beautiful birthday. Pamela

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  11. Such heartfelt words to your mama...I love it!!! Carol

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  12. Hi Sally, what a lovely heart warming thing to say about your Mom . . . she will not be upset with this post . . . it will probably bring her tears of joy. I can not think of a single mother that would not give her eye teeth to hear such loving praise from one of her children. Now, she even has a lovely piece of art to remember these words and your love. God bless you . . . you incredible young woman.
    Happy Birthday to your Mom!
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  13. What beautiful words about you sweet mom. You are indeed blessed! Wishing her a wonderful birthday!

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  14. What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. She sounds like a great lady. Easy to see where your sweet heart comes from. You are so artistic, in your words, with your hands and with your camera. Happy Birthday to your Mom.

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  15. What a heartfelt, beautiful post to your mother! Could you show us the entire canvas? I am loving the colors and the gorgeous hearts that hang from it.

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  16. There truly is no one that cares about you like your mom. Oh how I miss that. You are a lucky gal. I am so glad you still have your mama. What a treasure. Happy Birthday Mom!!

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  17. Really wonderful post about your mom, beautiful canvas that she will cherish.
    I'm your newest follower too!

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  18. What a wonderful gift, and a lovely tribute to your mother! Happy Birthday Mama!!!
    xo Kris

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  19. Beautifuly written and a beautiful birthday present. Hope my now rebelling teenage daughter loves her mum even half that much when she grows up :-) Pam x

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  20. Such a lovely tribute to your mom. She must be very proud of you . . .

    {hmmmm - wondering if I share some of her questionable political beliefs??}

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  21. A beautiful tribute to your Mom! A Mother is a wonderful treasure. Missing mine...You are a sweet daughter. xx

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