Friday, June 1, 2012

Everyday goodness:

Mothers and how we feel about them might just be one of the hardest things to capture in words. It's certainly so for me. I mean, I knew my mother before I knew God. That's a pretty big deal.

She's been there always. She is there, always. Mum listens to the things that I am too scared, too worried, too goofy, or too ashamed to tell other people. She says 'yes' to people who need help. She is creative, fun, intense, and has a green thumb that none of her kids seem to have inherited. She is a strong individual who nevertheless supports her husband and builds her life with his. She has lived in like a million and a half places and somehow managed to make each one into a home.

Basically, the world didn't know just how much good it was in for when a squalling little baby arrived on the second of June, 19... something or other. Happy birthday, Mum.

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Carla and Alastair -- you know me. My desk isn't complete without a dead fish hanging round somewhere...

Katie -- it is SUPER cute.

Abbie -- you're right; she is lots of fun. Today Mum got back to some of her work at the computer to find the kitten had added four whole pages of text :D.

Caitlin -- you should get one! Kittens for all the world! :D Love you. xx

Andrea -- and here's another one! Wonders will never cease.

Cara -- aw, kitten love!! Two and a half weeks? They must be teeny! (and I owe you an epic email!)

Lauren -- someday, Abby, this technology will exist.

thelittlebluefishy -- yay! I'm glad you liked the pics :D. I don't know if I'm a glutton for punishment or not but I do love studying. I do not love it when it feels like it's my whole life, though :P.

Sarah -- aw, I can imagine Gracie would love a kitten. Do you think she'll ever get one? I hope your studies are going great. Are you nearing semester's end -- and all that busy essay-writing that comes with it?

Meaghan -- ;)

Amanda -- we think so too :D


  1. Aww, happy birthday to your mom! I'm glad you have such a good relationship.

  2. Such a lovely photo! Hope your amazing mum has an equally amazing day! xx

  3. Lovely post, Danielle. Friends think she is special also :) Happy Birthday Catherine! Hope you all have a special day! With love Daphne x

  4. Lovely lovely words that I fully agree with! :)

  5. Oh wow. I wish I could blow a kiss on here

  6. Mother; there is no-one quite like her, is there? I am so thankful for my Mom and how close we are.
    My Mom has always been there and is always willing to listen... to give advice, to be fun and goofy with!

    You are blessed!

  7. I can so relate to this post! I get teary every time I try to tell mum how much I love and appreciate her and how much she means to me.
    Happy birthday Catherine!


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