Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day~

I wrote this a year ago..
when I was pretty new to
blogging..and now that
I have some readers-
I thought I would share it with you...
Mother's Day

Some of us have been blessed with wonderful Mothers.
Some of us have Mothers that were not quite so admirable.

Some of us have Mothers that praised us and adored us,
Some of us have Mothers that never said a kind word.

Some of us have Mothers that loved us unconditionally.
Some of us have Mothers that loved us only
if we met all her expectations.

Some of us have Mothers that smiled readily.
Some of us have Mothers that never found much to smile about.

Some of us have Mothers that~
whatever we did~ it is more than they hoped for.
Some of us have Mothers that
no matter WHAT we did-it was never enough.

Some of us have Mothers that had a charmed childhood.
Some of us have Mothers that were raised in pain & shame.

Some of us have Mothers that
 need us & want us in their lives.
Some of us have Mothers that are needy
 and we seldom see them.

Some of us have Mothers that complete our lives.
Some of us have Mothers that
leave us aching, wanting and empty.

Some of us have Mothers that stand
on this side of the Great Beyond.
Some of us have Mothers that have passed
 over this earthly barrier.

Some of us will emulate our Mother.
Some of us will vow to never be
anything like our Mother.

Some of us are happy and fulfilled,
no matter what kind of Mother we had.
Some of us will never be happy
even if we were nurtured by an amazing Mother.

Today I am blessed to be a Mother.
My daughters are blessed to be Mothers, too.
Today I vow that I will be
the best mother (and grandmother) I can be.

Today I vow that I will love
as deeply as I can those that share my life.

Today I know that I am blessed indeed~
Today I hope that you find blessings
in your own life-
and love your Mother
even if it is just because she gave you life.

~Happy Mother's Day from Me to You~
Amen
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25 comments:

  1. Love you Nana....and Your sweet spirit, which I'm sure is a product of your sweet Mum.
    Happy Mothers Day girlfriend.
    Today was the Birthday and tomorrow Mother's day....that's a whole lot of focus on SELF!
    ~Hugs~ Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  2. I'm so glad you shared this with us. It's beautiful my friend!!
    Have a wonderful Mother's Day :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  3. Diana, this is so absolutely beautiful! It reminds me of something I would read in the Mother's Day Ideals Magazine I have...which first belonged to my mom of course. :-) You are an incredibly talented writer and have blessed me today with this.
    Happy Mother's Day to you sweet friend,
    Vanessa

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  4. Very well said, Diana! And I can tell that you do indeed love deeply and give all of yourself. You are a true gem and a real sweetheart! Happy Mother's Day!!!

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  5. Happy Mothers day Diana...enjoy the day. XO

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  6. What a true and beautiful tribute to Mother's Day.
    For those with the first kind of mother, you were very blessed.

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  7. This is beautiful! First time to your blog..am your newest follower too. What a wonderful and poignant tribute to your mother and all mothers for that matter, no one is perfect and we are all with our imperfections. It is important for us all to try and see the good in everyone. Just beautfiul! Happy Mothers day!

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  8. What a Beautiful Post, I was Blessed to have had the Best Mom, whom I think taught Me Well~ I sure Pray each & every day that I am a Kind, Caring & Loving Mom & Grandma.... Being that, brings Me the Most Joy~ Happy Mother's Day to You. xox

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  9. Thank you for this amazing post Diana!
    You just totally get it. There are so many posts out there and comments on facebook from all stating what god like moms they have. For those of us who struggle in their relationship with their moms...who are in constant pain because of their relationship or lack of thank you for this understanding post. I spent my entire life living and trying to please my mom. It just made things worse as you know.
    I have to thank my mom for her ways because it has made me from my son's point of view the best mom ever.
    I guess that is the good that has come out of a strife relationship.

    Your family is so blessed to have you !
    Happy Mother's Day dear friend
    Pamela xoxo

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  10. Hi Diana,
    You are not only a great mom, but a wonderful grandmother too! Happy Mother's Day, my friend!!! I hope it is a terrific day filled with beautiful memories.
    Love,
    Cindy

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  11. Oh I love this, its so beautifully said!
    Happy Mother's day to you too!
    Terry

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  12. Amen is right!

    Hoping your day is beautiful...I am enjoying my little family...life is good!

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  13. Beautifully said! Happy Mother's Day to you.

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  14. Such a beautiful post, very poignant. Something to read over, several times. Wishing you a love filled Mother's Day and many blessings!

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  15. Really quite beautiful Diana!
    Being a Mom, a really good Mom, is the hardest but most rewarding job on Earth!
    Hope your Mothers day was a good one!
    Cindy

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  16. I love your perspective. A very good post for anyone who has a Mom. *wink

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  17. Oh Diana, I'm so happy you shared this with us, it's wonderful. I hope you had a wonderful day filled with lots of happiness! You are so sweet, I'm sure you were surrounded!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  18. Wishing you a Wonderful Mother's Day!
    Blessings ~Wendy

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  19. So true Diana...I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend♥

    Rondell

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  20. Wonderful poem! Hope your Mother's Day was filled with all the love you give!

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  21. Beautifully said, Diana. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! You certainly are loved.
    I am sorry to hear Lisa is giving up her blog. I felt the same way when Jo of Secret Garden Cottage stopped blogging for a bit...but thankfully she is blogging again but just has her comments turned off. I miss her so much.
    Congratulations to Lulu on her big event.
    I am hoping to post again Tues. or Wed., it's been so busy at work that it will have wait until then. You are amazing, I don't know how you do it with your busy schedule.

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  22. How absolutely, wonderfully, totally completely profound!!! So true, so true.

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  23. This is so beautiful Diana, I am so glad that you shared this again. I hope that you had a wonderful Mothers Day and are filled with love and laughter. :)

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  24. How very true and how beautiful. I hope you had a wonderful Mothers day! :D

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  25. Simply Beautiful! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

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