Thanks, Mom

I know this post is a couple of days late, but I wanted to make sure my Mom received her gift before I posted.
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In church on Sunday, we were asked to write down what we think is the most important thing we learned from our mother.  That is a tough one, trying to narrow it down to one thing.  My mom has taught me so many things in my lifetime.  Things like: loving one another, laughing with each other, supporting one another, putting others before ourselves.  You see - lots of things to choose from.

The one thing that sticks out the most in my mind is this:  your circumstances don't have to dictate your character.  In other words, I can't always control the things that happen to me, but I can choose how I respond to them. 

When I was young, my parents went through an ugly divorce.  The messy situation and extreme heartache she was left with would throw anyone off of their game, but Mom chose to rise above the "stuff" and put my brothers and me ahead of everything else.  I never felt, even for one second, that I wasn't loved or protected, and it is her character that made that possible.

So, Mom, thank you for that oh-so-important life lesson,and thank you for being my mom.  I love you so very much.

Here's a picture of the necklace I sent to her:



It has yellow jade and black/gold amazonite stones that have been wire-wrapped with handmade etched copper bead caps.  The focal is a beautiful ceramic pendant made by Kylie Parry that matched he amazonite stones perfectly.

I hope all of you mothers out there had a very special Mother's Day!
mairedodd said...

absolutely beautiful post... there is so much i can relate to... i know she will treasure that necklace molly - aside from it being a lovely piece to look at, it came with the sentiments you expressed above... doesn't get much better than that for a mom!

romantic decay said...

Wonderful necklace. I'm sure your Mom feels all the love and inspiration every time she wears it.

diane said...

Beautiful post Molly....and what a beautiful message to your mother. To know she has a daughter who feels this way, I am sure means more to her than anything else in this world. And, the necklace is just precious. She will love it~I am sure =)

Narrative jewelry said...

Your mother's necklace is just gorgeous Molly, and it really fit the sentiments you expressed, as said Mary Jane.
Your work is always soooo beautiful.

myletterstoemily said...

what a precious tribute and lovely
necklace for your mother.

Kelly Lish said...

I just love how unique your jewelry is! so glad to have found your blog!

Jen Crossley said...

THis is just beautiful Molly I bet your mum loved it

Riki Schumacher said...

HI Molly, thanks for stopping by! What a wonderful message about your mom. I went through the same thing with mine. They are angels. So glad you all survived the tough times so well. And I'm sure she LOVED her beautiful necklace. Take care. Riki

Cindy said...

Molly, what a sweet tribute to your amazing Mom. What a beautiful lady. I'm sure she'll cherish this necklace. And thanks for the link to the ceramic pendant. I have never heard of that artist before!