I know this post is a couple of days late, but I wanted to make sure my Mom received her gift before I posted.
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!