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If It’s Not One Thing….It’s Your Mother……

Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours;

it wanders wherever your children do.

~Author Unknown

 

Merry Meet my friends.  It’s a very quiet Saturn day here at my house today.  It’s been gloomy and pouring rain ..with on and off again thunder too. I actually love it, though it IS keeping me from planting my herbs I finally picked up this week.  I got all but 4 of the plants I was looking for. I will have to go to my other favorite garden center on Monday.  I am even trying some herbs I’ve never grown before like fennel and lemon verbena 🙂 Can’t wait to dig in the dirt!

 

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Here in Ohio, Mother’s Day is usually the first weekend that we are most likely safe from late frosts and that has definitely been the case this year.  Our Winter was long but Spring has arrived.  This rain is helping everything to look so green and lush.  Late blooming trees and flowering bushes like Lilacs and Forsythia and Rose of Sharon are all starting to bloom.  It’s really lovely.

Speaking of Mother’s Day, it’s tomorrow in case you weren’t aware. 🙂  Last night I attended a Mom’s Day banquet at my Mother’s church with my daughters, my sisters and of course my Mom.  My little granddaughter was supposed to go as well but she is under the weather with a stomach bug …poor kid.  Now a Witch in church..well it’s not the first time that’s happened I’m quite sure LOL.  However, my Mother..well …let’s just say that she has never been an easy woman to have as a Mother.  And no matter how old I get, or she gets,  it hasn’t changed.   So it was a bit stressful at times, but in the long run.  I’m glad we all went to make her happy.

 

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I know that Mother’s Day can be a very loving, wonderful, happy day for many of us.  It has been for me as a Mom and Nana, in my adult years.  I am blessed with wonderful daughters who love me and show it,  and my grandchildren are nothing but pure joy to me.  But on the other end of the spectrum, there are those who aren’t moms, or have lost their moms, or don’t get along with their moms, that make the day either difficult at best, and terribly sad at worst.  My heart always goes out to my friends who have lost a loving Mother.  I think that for some, losing your mom is something you never get over.  I send you all big hugs if that is your situation..I truly am sorry for your loss.

On this Mom’s Day, I’d like EVERY woman..whether a mother or not….to do something for herself..to bring joy to YOU.  My friends who don’t have children…well, they are Mom’s too.  Women are natural nurturers.  Whether they care for aged parents, a loving partner, pets, their homes and gardens, charities, friends, nieces and nephews, etc etc….you should celebrate this day.  Frankly, Mom’s day should be everyday.  Women need to learn to nurture themselves MORE! The lessons we learn from taking some time to ourselves on Mom’s Day..should be done every day!  After all, as the adage goes, you can’t care for others until you care for yourself.  I think this is a very hard lesson to learn as a woman, we tend to put ourselves last.  As I get older though, I realize how important it is to put ourselves higher on our list of things to do.  We must nurture the Goddess within us.

I’d also like us to think on Mother’s Day..about the Mother of us all…Mother Earth.  I always give thanks on this day (and every day really) for Our Mother…who nourishes us 24/7 with Earth, Air, and Water.  With beauty in Her nature if we take the time to look and feel and listen and touch.  Make an offering for Her and show some gratitude for all She does to sustain us.

 

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For those like me, who have a  relationship with our Moms that isn’t always as we would like it to be.  Well…just remember, if it’s not one thing….It’s your Mother 🙂  Do the best you can to honor her as your mom.  When she’s no longer with you…you’ll be glad you did.

I wish all the Women out there a very Happy Sun day and Mom’s day.  Hope you’re loved ones treat you like the Goddess you ARE!!

On a personal note, I wish my beautiful daughter Kate a very Happy Mother’s Day.  Watching you with your own children, makes my heart swell with pride and joy.  I love you.

 

There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child — and an instinct to make ANY child who needs her love, her own.

~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

 

Blessings and Love, Autumn Earthsong

 

 

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Happy Mother’s Day…..

My family and I have been able to get away for a few days to our cabin in Tennessee to celebrate Mom’s Day!!  Hubby, 2 daughters, son-in-law, grandaughter and my daughter Sara’s nurse are all here.  The trip down was uneventful, got here safe and sound and in good time.  The weather is gorgeous!  Not a cloud in the blue, blue sky and a bit cool, especially for TN this time of year!!  It hit 72 today and the next couple of days won’t even hit 70..perfect weather!!  We went to an italian/greek restaurant for dinner (Yum) and now baby girl is asleep and the rest of us are relaxing with open windows and enjoying each others company!

Celebrating Mom’s day with my family in Tennessee…priceless!   The last time we were down here, there was snow on the mountains!  Now everything is green and lush and spring flowers are blooming all over.  Thank Goddess, east TN has not had the flooding that has so terribly ravaged western TN..Nashville especially.  My heart goes out to everyone there..especially those who have lost family members and property.  Between the oil spill and the flooding, Mother Earth is not in very good shape right now.  As a lover of our Mother Earth, I know her beauty and her terrible powers to destroy as well.  Maybe if we treated her better she would treat us better….

Before we left for this trip I did a Safe travel spell as did my daughter.  We are carrying our safety charged amethyst with us in our cars to keep us safe and I am wearing an amethyst ring too.  Amethyst is a great stone for protection.

Here is the spell I did:

Supplies needed:

a white tealight candle

Jasmine essential oil

a good sized amethyst stone

Anoint candle with oil focusing your intention on where you are going and getting there safely.  Light the candle and say:

Bless our journey and keep us from harm

With light of protection and amethyst charm

May our path be straight and free from strife

Many more adventures left upon our life

I close this verse, with harm to none

By fire and stone, this spell is done.

Place your amethyst next to the candle and allow the candle to burn out on its own…Anoint the amethyst with the oil and place in your purse or glove box to keep it with you while you travel.

This is a very simple spell but very powerful and for me it has always worked. 

I wish all of my readers who are moms, my family and friends who are moms a very Blessed day and may your children show you the love you deserve!!

Blessed Be, Autumn

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