Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Well Mothers Day was on Sunday and what a beautiful day I had. I have six children - five girls and one boy. The eldest is twenty-two and the youngest, which happens to be Benjamin is fourteen. My second eldest has just recently been married so now we have a much needed extra male in the family.
The day began as it usually does with me milking Daisy a beautiful Jersey cow. She is not really our cow but I love her as my own. Being Sunday the household had not stirred when I returned, so I made myself a cup of tea and sat down out side in the morning sunshine to read. It just so happened to be my birthday as well so it wasn't long before the house began to stir and I was ushered back to my room while everyone prepared my gifts. We have a little tradition of bringing the birthday person out into the lounge room where everyone is waiting to give out their gifts. This year we went from eldest to youngest. My eldest daughter Christina gave me an unusual gift or so she said but it reminded her of being home schooled, and brought back fond memories.


My second eldest Lisel made me a cushion using a free picture she had down loaded from the internet. I thought it was great! She also added a hat box containing a scarf,beanie and earrings.

The writing on the bottom reads 'Lessons learned at mother's knee last all through life'
Coming to Jessica- She had noticed how much I had admired a jar in a local country shop called Gotta be Country so she went back later along with her sister Bria. They both purchased things they thought I would like.



Mikayla just knows how much I love my local fabric shop and seeing as I'm always borrowing her bag that I made her she thought she'd get me a new pattern to make as well as a gift voucher to buy the fabric that I like.



I've already shown you one half of Bria's (the old electric kettle above) but this really touched my heart. It is a poem that she wrote and then mounted on an artist canvas.
I'm not sure if it can be read from the photo so I'll write it again.

For Mum

Always there to give me a hug when I feel small...
The outfits I have that were picked by you always look best...
She knows the cooking tips. I just have to go to her with the question...
When I need help with sewing or I make a mistake, she always knows a way out...
But best of all she helps me with my walk with God...
The advice she gives always helps...
What also helps is that I know my mum has been through it all... shes there to help.
God made mums for all times...
The happy times when we laugh together.
The sad times when she hugs and comforts me quietly and gently...
The exciting times when she is in on the secret and we giggle together...
The growing times, when I'm not sure; She knows best...
I love you Mum




Benjamin my right hand man, found me this lovely jewelery box as he noticed I had nowhere to keep my bit and pieces.

This all proceeded a lovely roast lamb lunch with home made bread and trifle (made by Benjamin) for dessert. The kitchen was full of chatter and activity as everyone cooked together and enjoyed each others company. All the stuff that warms a mothers heart.
We all had a bit of a laugh about how the gifts have developed over the years from lovingly made paper creations and maybe a painted rock or two when they were quite young, to creations made from scraps of fabric that they collected from my work area or fabric box and secretly made into beautiful gifts for mothers day. So as I survey all my gifts I realize that it is not the gift that is so special but the thought behind it that truly touches my heart.

PS. My beautiful husband gave me a lovely present. Something that I had wanted for years but always passed up on account of the price...

Wow! I love it and are already looking for gorgeous recipes (ones that need a lot of mixing) to put it to use on.

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