10.28.2011

The Beautiful Mother

Today is a tribute to the beautiful mother.  In our house, we've had a saying for many years that one should always refer to one's mother as......The Beautiful Mother.  It doesn't matter really why, just that you do.

The reason is that a mother is beautiful simply by the fact that she is a mother.  Her job makes her a great beauty.  Her love makes her a great beauty and her constant support......well, you get the idea.  It is just a way of saying that your mama is a pretty terrific lady and you ought to proclaim it as so.

Trust me, I realize that not all mothers seem so fabulous.  My own mother was paranoid schizophrenic and  that was not fun to experience.  However, looking back, I know that my mother did the best she could with what she had available. She mothered me and my siblings out of a very broken heart with as much care as she knew how to give.

Yes, she was abusive at times, neglectful at times, self-centered at times, angry at times.  But at other times she told us each how much she loved us and of her hopes and dreams for our future. She loved even out of her own hurt and that is worthy of honor.

This particular tribute is for my mother-in-law who has many times over been the mother to me that my own mother couldn't have been.  Dorothy has been a supporter and encourager when all I could say about myself were harsh words.  She has held me up during the times when I didn't think that I could be a mother any longer.  She's prayed for me and hugged me and stroked my hair and nursed me when I was ill. She was there to help me breath when I birthed my daughter. Did I mention that she's prayed for me?  She's taught me about God and life and family.  She taught me to cook my own way and to try arts and crafts.  She was that cliche, 'the wind beneath my wings'.  And I wanted to say thanks!

Thanks to The Beautiful Mother!

And isn't she truly a beauty!?



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34 comments:

  1. I loved this layout of yours, she is a very beautiful woman

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  2. Great LO and so meaningful. Love it.

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  3. I know what you mean, sometimes our parents make us better people! They make us become more and strive more! Great layout, love that butterfly! I'll take 10 in each color please!

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  4. Yes, she is beautiful. I often hear such horrible stories about "meddling mothers-in-law" and am SO THANKFUL that mine is wonderful! I also have the best Mom in the whole world, so I am doubly blessed. I now have a sudden urge to dig out my butterfly punches!

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  5. Your layout is absolutely fabulous! Beautiful!

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  6. Ursula, this post is just beautiful and I am not just talking about the stunning layout. YOUR love shines through and I admire all you have been through. Now for that layout, WOW. I just adore all your gorgeous details. Sounds like an amazing woman!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous and its a beautiful tribute to a wonderful lady.

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  8. Beautiful LO... And story!!! Thank you so much for sharing...

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  9. Oh my goodness...you're making me cry. What a great blog post & a sweet scrapbook layout! What a blessing to have her in your life!

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  10. What a wonderful layout and tribute. I'm glad you had her when your own mother couldn't be the best mother to you.

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  11. Such a nice layout! Love those letters!
    I'm also closer to my MIL than I've ever been with my own mom. It's really nice when things work out that way! :) Happy Friday!

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  12. Your MIL sounds like a wonderful person!!! Love your layout! Great tribute! :)

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  13. love this page so nice love the stiching.... great job....

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  14. GORGEOUS layout! love the stitch work and gorgeous picture of your MIL!

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  15. Love the layout, and your open approach to issues with your own beautiful mother! What a great heart you have to see what her dream was instead of only the results of her limitations. And praise God for blessing you with a MIL who can offer so much that you didn't have before!

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  16. what a wonderful layout, and woman:)

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  17. Such a pretty layout! Love the design and colors!

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  18. Thanks for sharing your story in such a beautiful way!

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  19. what a wonderful mil to have!! love your page...and must say i want some of those butterflies!! :) XOXO

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  20. absolutely gorgeous layout and thoughts on mothers! Thank you for sharing them!

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  21. Beautiful page and tribute Ursula, love all the layering!

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the light background - it makes your embellishments pop! Beautiful photo too! :)

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  23. Beautiful layout - love all the details :)

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  24. Gorgeous layout and what a beautiful photo too! :) Just lovely!

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  25. BEautiful layout and lovely tribute. You are lucky to have her; nice that you know it.

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  26. Hi, Sweetie!!! Dorothy is beautiful -- inside and out!!! Love to all!

    When you get a minute, click over and check out my blogs. I want honest opinions -- the header's still screwy, but other than that... ;^)

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