Mother's Day is just around the corner! This blog post is going to feature some gift items that are available at Fusion Boutique. As many of you know, my mother, Shelleena, is the Gift Buyer at Fusion Boutique. She goes to market and hand selects the gift items that are available at the boutique. She is the featured guest writer this week at One Chic Lady and is going to highlight some of her favorite Mother's Day pieces and also share some of her memories that she has with her mom.
- Mom, you had 15 pregnancies…13 live births. I love having so many brothers and sisters and being the baby of the family was a special place to be! I do wish I had an opportunity now to ask you how you felt when you had those two miscarriages.
- I can’t think of one man that might even be interested in having one pregnancy, let alone 15! Not even Dad, and I always thought he could do just about anything!
- Remember that school project you helped me with? I had to make a person’s head! We took a big ball of yarn and you covered it with a nylon stocking. Then you embroidered eyes, nose and mouth. Dad would NEVER have done that!
- You always said, “If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all.”
- And mom, you were right; there aren’t too many things better than holding a newborn baby.
- The chicken came before the egg, this I know.
- Maybe you were right about everything!
- You “mothered” all us kids, but you also took in stray cats, there were often baby chicks in the backroom and I even remember a baby pig one winter when his mama wouldn’t feed him.
- Mom, I have a confession. You know that lunch money I said I gave to the teacher? When the teacher started calling about my I.O.U.s, you believed me and stood by me. Thanks for believing me, but mom, I’m sorry, I took it. I didn’t ever tell you, but I NEVER did it again.
- I can remember calling you very early in the morning to tell you that I had just given birth to my first child. I told you she was “absolutely perfect.” “Of course,” you said. You knew every baby was “absolutely perfect.”
- “Mom, I burned the potatoes!” “Mom, how do you make that homemade salad dressing?” “Mom, why doesn’t my beef stew taste like yours?”
- “Mom, I wish I could call you right now.”
- Mom, overall I was a pretty good kid, and you were a GREAT mom. I love you, and I miss you.
Being the youngest of 13 had its advantages. That's for sure! One thing that saddens me is that I did not have as many years with her. She died before my youngest was born, and I would have loved to have had the opportunity to share more memories with her and have her there with me through the years that my children grew up. I miss calling her and asking her all the questions that you ask a mom. There is not a day that goes by that something doesn’t remind me of my mother.
Posted by Shelleena McConnell for Fusion Boutique