Happy Mother’s Day

I so wish that I could be with my mother today.  I haven’t seen her since February and I think that is the longest it’s ever been.  She’s my best friend, my role model, my tireless helper and one of my biggest cheerleaders.  She worked so hard her whole life to make a wonderful life for my sister and I.  I cannot wait to see her very, very soon!!!!!!!!!!!

And, when Mother’s Day comes around each year, in addition to feeling so thankful for MY  mom, I can’t help but also feel so incredibly blessed to be a mother myself.


John was my miracle baby, as we came to learn a few years later, defying odds to make me a mother in 2005.  I don’t remember clearly all the specifics of my labor, but I vividly remember the night a few weeks after he was born that I realized how incredibly blessed I was to be a mother, how grateful I was that he was healthy, and how I had never felt a love so deep and fierce and unwavering.

And Whit was the child I prayed for and wanted for more than anything I’ve ever wanted in my life.  He has been nothing but a joy from the moment I laid eyes on him.  All 9 lbs of him! He’s so unlike me in every single way and I just marvel at the things he says, does and thinks.

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL of the moms out there.  Happy Mother’s Day to the moms of angels and Happy Mother’s Day to those that have lost their moms.  My heart aches for you.  Happy Mother’s Day to the fur baby moms and the step moms.  Happy Mother’s Day to the birth moms and to the moms by adoption.   You are such strong, amazing women.  Happy Mother’s Day to the Mr. Moms.  And, Happy Mother’s Day to all that play a mom role in the life of someone else.  <3



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22 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day

  1. Dearest Dixie,
    I can’t wait to see you either! Your words made me so happy. I have always said that Daddy-O and I never deserved you and your sister, but we are so lucky that we have you anyway. Love,

  2. Happy Mother’s Day, sweet friend. Hope you’ve had the very best, beautiful day. 💕 xo

  3. Thank you, Amanda and Happy Mother’s Day to the beautiful women in your family too! I placed gorgeous, pink flowers on my dear mother’s resting place and even toasted her with a nip of rhubarb wine, from right here in my sweet hometown in Indiana. :-) The rest of the day with spend with lots of dear old friends and laughing children, topped off by a brilliant, pink sunset. God bless you for remembering all of our places in this precious life. <3

      1. Thanks, Amanda. Truth be told, my mom would have said, “Janie, we just don’t do things that way” (regarding the wine) but it was just a couple of sips on an old quilt with a lifelong girlfriend so I think she let me slide. :-) I am sooooo happy you will be with your parents soon. Amen!

  4. Very sweet post. Thank you and happy Mother’s Day to you as well. Your love for your family shows above everything.

  5. Happy Mother’s Day to you!! I’m so sorry you haven’t been able to spend time lately with your mom, life just gets in the way, doesn’t it?! Hopefully you’ll spend lots of time this summer with Mother and Daddy-O.

    1. Hi Tami. I am a fellow Dixie follower from San Diego. Is that what your SD stands for? :-) If so, we should get together for cupcakes and coffee and celebrate our mutual admiration of Queen Amanda!

  6. As someone who lost her mom 20 years ago, her birth mom 6 months ago, and is a stepmother to two and mother of 2, the last part brought tears to me eyes. Thank you for recognizing all the amazing moms. 💗

  7. Darling post!! You looked so so cute in the hospital after both boys!! I wasn’t smart enough to ever pack Jammie’s! Hospital gowns for me and they were awful. ;)

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