The fabulous Claudine Intner has organized a blog hop of posts about moms in honor of Mother's Day coming up this Sunday. And today is my day! :)
Okay, you probably think I'm off my rocker for posting a photo of the dog when this is supposed to be a post about my mom but bear with me.
See that blanket little man is hugging?
My mom made that. More years ago then she cares to admit to. Its one of the first things she made when she learned how to crochet. Its got at least a dozen holes in it and they fascinate me - the yarn around them is loose and straggly and you're almost afraid to touch it because you think the whole thing will come apart in your hand.
But it never does.
That blanket goes through the washer, gets dragged from room to room, gets pushed around into puffy piles by the westie and it bears it all with a strength that hangs on tight.
It has all the qualities I equate with my mother.
It might seem strange to compare her to a blanket but when you stop and think about it, is it really? She comforts and is strong and endures all the hard times right alongside me in a way that always makes me feel safe.
The westie gets nervous when his favorite blanket isn't nearby. All we have to do is put it down beside him and he snuggles into it and its only moments before he gives a sigh, content and happy.
My mom can never be replaced and she is very loved. And in honor of that, I'm offering a giveaway for the heart screen that I carry in my shop:
All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post and you'll be in the running to win the screen and a bottle of paint (the color is your choice). The blog hop wraps up on the 15th so swing by here on the 16th to find out if you won.
And be sure to visit all the other blogs on the hop, here is the list:
- May 1st – Claudine Intner
- May 2nd – Melissa Liban
- May 3rd – Lynn Krawczyk
- May 4th – Ishita Bandyo
- May 5th – Jeri Greenberg
- May 6th – Kathleen Mattox
- May 8th – Amanda Ruth
- May 9th – Judi Hurwitt
- May 10th – Kathleen Murphy
- May 11th – Hannah Phelps
- May 12th – Helen Hiebert
- May 14th – Hannah Klaus Hunter
- May 15th – Claudine Intner
Happy Mother's Day! :)