CONTEST 3/21/11

Monday, March 21, 2011

NEW CONTEST STARTS TODAY! 
Win a $5.00 gift card for your Mother! 
Tell us your most inspiring moment with her and what inspires you about her! 
Post your comments here and 5 lucky winners will be randomly selected to win a gift card!
 Contest ends 3/23/11 so get posting!

28 comments:

Maria Cristina Todd said...

My mum is everything to me I had not seen her in 18 years but I now live here and I can be close to her once again

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

At an early age I was fancinated with the sewing machine and my mother taught me how to use the sewing machine when I was about 6 year old. we practiced on paper so i learned to control where the needle went. The rest is history.
Today, I am the one teaching my mother who is now 80 a new craft, she is now getting into papercrafts and we get together an make cards. We are leraning new ways to decorate our cards, this past time was watercoloring and faux silk.
So she was the one who originally got me into crafting and I am the one who is now keeping her into crafts.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Manhattan Mandie said...

My mom inspires me everyday! She is awesome... :)

Duryea Place Designs said...

I'm inspired by my mom all the time. She beat breast cancer and did so in the most stoic way. On a lighter note, she is always encouraging me to be creative... pushes me to do new things. She's the reason I started my etsy shop and I loooove her for it! I basically have the greatest mom ever. ;)

Stephanie said...

I was inspired by my mom the first time I ever saw her interact with a disabled child. I was about 10, and the little girl, Diana, was about 7. She was in a wheelchair, and I can't remember what her disability was, but she was ALWAYS smiling even though she had this physical challenge. And my mom totally loved her and was always very sweet to her. I love that about my mom! I need to be more like her :)

Debbie J said...

My mom is no longer with me but she inspired me to do so much in my life and I have tried to follow her lead in my life as a mother and wife. She did so much for her family never working outside the home and always making our home a "true" family home, always welcoming everyone into it as family even if you were the next door neighbor or a kid my sister or I brought home from school. I hope my family feels the same about me as I do about my mom.

Crafty1 said...

My Mom is amazing. At 80 she still volunteers 3 days a week, for handicapped kids and sack lunches for the poor. She walks at the indoor mall for exercise once a week and she still crafts and sews for her 27 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She even climbed Dunn River Falls with me on a trip to Jamaica. She is an great friend and I love her dearly.

Michelle said...

One of my favorite memories is playing monopoly with my mom - a lot of the time we were supposed to be cleaning and we would be about half done with something and my dad would come home from work to find us sitting on the floor playing monopoly :) It is still my favorite game to play because of those wonderful memories :)

Darlene said...

My mother was a wonderful gardener. She lived on a hill and would crawl on her hands and knee to plant one more daffodil or maybe another crocus. I never appreciated her work until I had a home of my own. One day I looked out my window and noticed how bare it was. This was not what I saw out of my mother;s window all those years. So I called her up and said Mom how about a few of those posies you have planted in your yard. I didn't even know the names of the flowers. Well this was about 16 years ago. My mom is gone now. But when I look out my window now I still see her in all the flowers I have planted in my backyard!

Wendy said...

My mom passed away 4 years ago from colon cancer and when she found out her cancer was back, she wanted to take me and my sister and dad to Hawaii because she'd never been there. It was a bittersweet trip and I'm so glad we were able to spend that time with her before she left us.

mlc_15 said...

My mom is my best friend...without her living less than a block away I dont know what I would do! I love her to pieces :) mlc_15@hotmail.com

Tambo said...

My mom inspires me that she is almost 74 years old and for extra money she cleans houses. She did this last year for my best friend who had breast cancer, twice a month. My friend said she was a god send and so thorough. I love her energy.

Andrea said...

My mother inspires me to be a better mother myself. I don't remember there ever being a time when she was to busy to talk to me, and talking to her was probably my favorite thing to do.

Kay said...

My mother is such an inspiration to me and so many others in our community. She is 80 and nothing slows her down. She volunteers at the local hospital at least once a week and has quite the social calendar. She has beaten cancer twice and had both knees replaced. I so hope to be in as good of shape and spirit when I'm in my 80's.

Anonymous said...

How exciting, I love my mom and everything she has ever done for me. Never can repay her
Pmtowner@yahoo.com

Thebug415 said...

My mom inspires me all the time. She is one of the strongest women I know. She has brought herself back together after a messy divorce. She is always there for me, and my family too.

Christine McClellan said...

My mom inspires me with her generosity. She gives so much to so many. She is truly an amazing person.

Jeannette Adams said...

My mom had a stroke at age 64 but never let that stop her. She can't speak and can no longer drive but she taught herself to write with her left hand after the stroke, cooks, cleans, travels by plane by herself to visit friends and relatives, pays her bills and so many other things. The doctors told us she might never walk again and that made her even more determined to prove them wrong - and she did! My mom is truly an inspiration, not only to me but to other stroke victims who hear her story and themselves determine not to give up the fight to regain their independence.

Anonymous said...

My mom is gone, but her attempt to make her own phyllo dough for home made strudel, made a huge impression on me. She knew it was supposed to be thin enough to read a newspaper through it. She stretched her dough, slowly, over the backs of her hands over spread out newspaper sheets. When she could read through it, she picked up the paper thin sheet of dough to find it gray from newsprint ink on the bottom side. Without a cuss, she threw it out, covered the newspaper with waxed paper and made another time-consuming batch of dough. I remember the strudel being delicious but whenever I am tempted to quit anything, I think about her persistence with that phyllo....

LaLa & Kins said...

This last year has been tough with my mom. She found out over a year ago that she had a brain tumor, it is non-cancerous but can not be removed. It puts pressure on her spine and causes her to lose her coordination and balance. This is been so hard to watch (even being 12 hours away) because she has ALWAYS been our family rock. Her inspiration to me has been she has always made do, and never complained. She grew up as a share-croppers daughter and had little of nothing, her and my dad worked day and night to farm the family farm. She made our clothes, canned, gradened, and raised 5 kids with not much of anything. But she always had her faith and love for us. She has always sewed, quilted and crafted. All my life I can remember her always being busy "making" something, weather it is lye soap (to help get by), a hooked potholder for the womens' mission group, an arragement of flowers from the garden for the church, or a baby blanket for someone. She was always at it. It is from her that I got my need to craft and I'm very proud of that fact. It has been hard this year to see her not being able to "make" anything but we have learned that she can still guide me and her granddaughters in learning to carry on. Thanks for letting me talk about her here and for the give away. Laura D.

Got2BCrafting said...

My mother is truly my best friend. She has been there for me my entire life... during the best of times and the worst of times. She is the most giving and generous person I know, she inspires me to be a better person.
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/

Crystal said...

My mama has been gone for a long time now, but I remember her persistance is everything she did. She never gave up on any task, large or small until it was completed. I carry that with me today.
Crystal
bowlergirl61(at)yahoo(dot)com

Denny said...

My mom was always there for me--whether I wanted her to be or not (teenage years). As I aged, we would walk together nightly until I married and moved farther away. Now, I try to care for her as she ages and struggles with alzheimer's disease. But I will never be able to repay the love she has shown me over the years.

Breon said...

My mom inspired me to become a nurse. She is wonderful at what she does and people would come up to her all the time when we were out and about to thank her and tell stories or show her pictures of the babies she helped deliver!!! She is wonderful!

- - Sheryl - - said...

My mother was a great strong woman. Taking care of 5 children, my dad working two jobs and a household while dealing with cancer was a silent struggle that none of us young children knew about. For that I love my mom eternally.

gr8mom52 said...

My most inspiring moment with mom took place when we were living in Haiti. I was 10 years old and my mom was very sick. She needed a daily injection for 10 days that had to be placed deep in the fat part of the buttocks so she could not do them herself. At the time my dad was working in a sugar mill where the nearest city was 2 hours away, so there was not one that could inject my mom. My mom showed me how to inject on an orange and I was the one that gave my mom the injections. The fact that my mom trusted me with he own life was and is one of the most moving moments of my life. This gave me confidence and also showed me responsibility towards others. At the time I did not what the future had in store for me but many years down the road this skill came in very handy because my daughter, Josy, developed Juvenile Diabetes at the age of 3.
Thank you Mom for the trust you bestowed on me at the age of 10.
Maritza
gr8 mom 52 @ Aol . com

Karen said...

My mother taught me how to be appreciative and how to love unconditionally. she was the rock in our family. not a day goes by that I don't think of her and wish I could hug and talk with her. Whatever I'm doing, if I need help or a shoulder I always wish I could call and ask " mom". she would know and give suggestions. She was the most " beautiful "" inside and out mom ever. Those of you that still have your mom, call her and tell her that you love her, I wish I could.

aejan_4 said...

My mom has been sickly most of her life, but that has never stopped her from giving to her family, friends and strangers. She's not old just in her late 50's but her disablities take away some of her mobility. But every month she manages to help the church distribute food for Feed America's food bank. Even before then she always gave to those who had less than we had and sometimes that ran neck and neck. She's smart, funny, and truly the life of the party (family).

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