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When we see through our hearts, we recognize that every single one of us is infused with creativity. Divine Sparks are embedded in everyone and everything. It's up to us to be courageous, to look and listen deeply, to find the sparks, gather and release them back into the universe, transformed into something new. Join me as we wake up to the sacred-ordinary blessings waiting to greet us each and every day.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

for all of us mommas
for me and you
my Mother and yours
our grandmothers
our daughters who are
or will someday be
for our granddaughters too

for mommas of children
born of us
for mommas of blessings who have entered our lives through adoption
or through unusual means
for mothers whose kids are the 4 legged furry variety
or 2 legged and feathered

for Mother Earth who succors us all

for older sisters who have mothered us from time to time
for aunts and dear friends
and mothers-in-law
who have listened
when our own mothers could not
for whatever reason

for all mommas full of love
I offer these simple words:

thank you

for simply being who YOU are

for birthing us
for being in our lives

for supporting us

for allowing us to grow

into the beautiful women we are
in this very moment

to my Mom:

hese lilacs are for you. Remember the ones Owen, Amy, Pam and I planted outside your bedroom window with Daddy's help when we were little? The lilacs above are in my garden now and make me think of you with each breath of their sweet fragrance. So I'm sending them to you virtually this morning. Take a deep breath and imagine you can smell them too.

I love you.

(ps I smell banana chocolate chip pancakes wafting up the kids love me too!)


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  1. Happy mothers day to you too :)

    Have a wonderful Sunday xJ

  2. those lilacs are gorgeous... yep, can smell them... hmmm, no pancake smell tho, you must have eaten them all!!
    much love xx

  3. Happy Mother's Day, Laura. Your poems said it well.

  4. What a great tribute to all the moms.

    And such cherished memories to remember by.

    happy Mother's Day to you, Laura.

    P.S. We have solved the problem. It was the "comment luv" plug in that was causing it.

    Thanks for everything.

  5. Happy Mom's Day to you Laura.
    It's a lovely a post.

  6. Beautiful shot! I show today lilac too.

  7. Yum! Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy those pancakes and those kids :-).

  8. Sweet, Laura. And sweet Laura.

    There is a lilac tree under my childhood bedroom window. I bet it is rejoicing today.

    Beautiful poem.

    Happy Day!


  9. Happy Mother's Day to you, Laura. May the scent of lilacs fill the air ~ I am on my way to get a whiff of the lilacs in my daughter's yard.

  10. Aww...What a sweet post, both words and lovely lilace photo.

    You have some wonderful kids....Good job, mom, and Happy Mother's Day!

  11. Thank you dear Laura for this gift to all Mothers everywhere. May we find safety and love in our own hearts and expand this heart to share what we've learned with others.

  12. homage to mommas
    and to you and your work~

    in the spirit!

  13. lovely post and to all of us for all our mothering, happy day!

  14. Beautiful lilac shot und poem.
    Thank you ffor sharing.

  15. Woo hoo! Breakfast in bed? Pancakes!!!!

  16. A lovely Mother's Day tribute Hope, and a lovely photo of those Lilacs. Can almost smell those banana chocolate chip pancakes :) Happy Mother's Day to you.

  17. Think I am a bit befuddled today. I meant to say 'Laura'. Maybe I need a double dose of banana chip pancakes before I start typing away here. So, Happy Mother's Day Laura :)))

  18. Happy Mother's Day! Yours is on a different day to ours - this is a nice time of year to celebrate the day, with all the blossom coming out.

  19. Wonderful mother's day post. The lilacs are lovely. I hope you have a great Mother's Day.

  20. The lilac image is wonderful, lovely post. Happy Mother's Day! :)

  21. Happy Mothers Day to you too.
    Beautiful lilac flowers and photo.

  22. Laura,
    Love the lilac thoughts for your sweet.

    And - a very happy Mother's Day to you, dear friend!! May the day be filled with pancakes AND love!

  23. such beautiful image and lovely thoughts for Mother's Day.

    Happy Mother's Day to you too.

  24. Happy Mother's Day dear Laura. Your post brought a tear to my eye.

  25. Beautiful, Laura. I hope your day was delicious -- sounds like it started out that way with those pancakes :)

  26. Happy Mother's Day Laura :)

  27. Hi Laura thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I have put some more information regarding the trumpet flowers if you want to check back.
    Best wishes
    PS any pancakes left?

  28. Hi Laura thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I have put some more information regarding the trumpet flowers if you want to check back.
    Best wishes
    PS any pancakes left?

  29. What a beautiful tribute to your mother...
    You have such a way with words, that speak right to our hearts.;)
    Hope your Sunday was lovely,

  30. beautiful poems and tributes to mothers- I have 3 sons and all 3 called me yesterday- had a nice day.

  31. Just beautful! Can´t wait until it blossom out here!


    I do hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Thank you for being such an incredible individual. It would be so easy for you to just back away from the world because of all that you must live with, but instead, you share so much of yourself and make the lives of others better. I truly appreciate having you in my life. I hope that someday, we will be able to connect by phone!

    Much love,

  33. Laura,
    this was just beautiful.
    I was going to post a lilac photo as well! Have a lilac story.
    I am so glad I've "met " you. You have gifted me with your heart.
    I am certain you are loved as mother, and love with the deepest of mothering hearts.

  34. happy belated mom's day :) I hope you enjoyed those banana chocolate chip pancakes - YUM!!! xo K

  35. Funny, while reading now I can smell banana chocolate-chip pancakes ...and it's almost Wednesday!

    BTW, we have a very productive Angel Trumpet bush/tree--and LOVE it! the scent is reminiscent of Night-blooming Jasmine and honeysuckle combined, real heavy, hangs in the air on a hot summer night.

    We must enjoy God's gifts as He gives them.

  36. our mothers..they are the ebst in our life, Laura..
    take care, sweet


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