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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!………..

Merry Meet my friends!  Just a quick post to wish all the Mom’s out there a very Happy Mom’s Day!  Whether you are a mom, have a mom, have furbabies you nurture, nieces and nephews you adore…or you take care of others..you are a MOM! in every way 🙂  I hope you have had a day to do as you please and that you felt like a Queen for the day! 

If you are a mom like me, you know how important of a job it is.  I have realized, now that my daughters are grown, how it’s the small things that stay with them..not necessarily the big ones.  It’s amazing to me how any small cross word said can stick in their mind into adulthood, or how a word of praise at the right time can do the same thing.  How important the traditions of the family are for them.  My married daughter Kate has started alot of her own traditions, but she also carries over the ones from her childhood..to pass it on to her own children.  Those small things that as time goes on, you realize how important they were.  My favorite thing to hear them say is “Remember how?”   or “Remember when?”.  It makes me feel great that they have good memories of their childhood.  Now as a Nana I am doing my best to make those same wonderful memories for my grandchildren.  I want them to remember  me fondly when I am gone….the same way I remember my own grandmother. 

 We teach our children so much more then we realize..good and bad.   The best we can hope for is that they turn into good, kind, loving adults who live a nice life doing what they love to do. But couldn’t we teach them just a bit more?  How about we give them the ability to think for themselves, not do everything we want them to do. Teach them  to value Mother Earth and her gifts and inhabitants, to let them find their own path spiritually, not just follow blindly in ours.  Give them the thought they can do anything they want to do, be anything they want to be..to be a free spirit!  Let them jump in mud puddles, dance in the rain, stop to smell the flowers or pick up a rock..even when you’re in a hurry.  Help them to find their imagination, their creativity, to learn to care about people and animals before they care about material things.  Help them to find beauty in the mundane, to treasure small moments…to Live!  That is the best gift we can give our children.  I was not given most of these gifts.  I tried to give my children these gifts..I did ok but I could have done better.  My own path was not what it is now..if it would have been…things would have been even better!   My grandchildren..well they will have those lessons not only from me..but from their mom and dad. My daughter is much more enlightened then I was at her age.  She gets it ..totally.  My grandchildren will live a fabulous life!

We can only do our best..but we must do our best.  This world is a beautiful place, but its not always kind and sometimes it feels like it is spiraling and changing quickly!   Giving them pure love and joy ..at home…is what will give them security in a changing world.  Given the right tools..our children will shine, find happiness, and better this world during their lifetime.  How great is that?

I hope today you are surrounded in love from family and blessed by those who love you.  Happy Mother’s Day!

“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at de sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.” ………. Zora Neale Hurston

 

Love and Blessings, Autumn

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