I always devote this blog to mom. She only had me for 18 years....but what a lifelong impact she made on me! And I truly think that the older I get, the more I love and cherish her! She certainly did not have it easy with me as her daughter! Stubborn, bossy, head-strong....just a few of the terms used to describe me as a kid! I'd say "never satisfied" and perhaps that was a good trait in that I have always forced myself to do a little more, be a little better, work a little harder, accomplish just a little more than anyone I knew.
Ah! At age 60, I am finally going to give myself permission to slow down. LOL!!! I'm at my sister Colleen's and we started making jewelry yesterday afternoon. We just finished up 25 pendants! Yep, I think that's slowing down!!!
I'm gearing up to do a show at Har Hashem in Boulder CO on November 6th....so lots of Judaica designs in these pieces.
But as I put these together today, I kept going back to thoughts of mom and how she worked so hard to raise all 5 of us kids - to instill good values in each of us, to provide us with a Christian upbringing.
I think she's quite pleased that many of us have followed in her footsteps and turned to art.
And then I turned to Jehovah, because I still contend that He is the greatest artist ever. Just one swipe of His paintbrush and there were the mountains.....that I am fortunate enough to enjoy viewing every single day.
And then I started thinking about the Shield of David and how it protected him and protects me today...
and how I probably never would have come to have such a strong faith, such an unshakeable belief in the Messiah had it not been for Mom and Dad and how they raised us.
I can't imagine what it feels like to have a 60 year old child.....except I know I can't believe my own son is almost 33. Where did life go?
My blessings are so immense today. I have such a great family. My sister woke me up tickling my feet under the covers saying, "we are NEVER going to get old!"
I have so many friends who don't have sisters and want to be adopted into our family. I laugh and say, "I am so blessed!" How incredible, mom, that other people want to join this family. I say that's a testimony to the life you have lived, the witness you have been, the never-ending source of strength that you are to all of us who know you!
So, today, as with every year, I give thanks to mom for the sacrifices she made over the years as she raised this family, loved each one of us, and prayed for us every day.
I thank her for showing me how to be creative as a child, and leading me back to art as an adult.
But most of all, I thank Jehovah for giving me you as my mom.....for giving me this family.
Love you mom,
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