Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

My mother, Delores, is amazing, she had 9 children in the span of 21 years and so she probably was changing diapers and potty training for at least 24 years. I can't even take a couple of days of potty training and a couple of weeks makes me want to pull my hair out! And let's talk about sleep, I don't think my Mom has had a full 8 hours sleep since probably 1956. There are no kids at her home anymore, but after at least forty plus years of staying up late or sacrificing sleep to take care of children, doing laundry, cleaning, cooking, quilting, canning, or baking because she can't get it done during the day with nine kids bugging her, I don't think her body is able to sleep for an eight hour stretch.

I love my mother and am so grateful for the wonderful example she is to me. I don't think I will ever be able to come close to accomplishing what my mother has accomplished in her life, but at least I know it can be done and I can look to her for strength when I think I can't or don't want to do it.

Earlier this week I thought I should do something more than just send a card for my incredible mother on Mother's day and the thought hit me, "duhh I should make her some cookies." Better yet, some flower cookies.

I saw these daffodil cookies on LilaLoa's blog a while ago and thought they would be fun to try. The 3D effect is pretty cool.

And who doesn't like tulips!

I also made some for my mother-in-law, Seija. I am so grateful for her too. The sacrifice she made of leaving her parents, brother, cousins, friends, extended family, comfort, and heritage behind in Finland to come to America with her husband and 3 boys so that they could have what she thought was best for them is selfless and amazing! If she had not done so I would not have my wonderful husband and our two spectacular children. Thank you Seija for your sacrifice and your love for your favorite grandchildren! :-) (They may be the only ones she has, but they are the best)

Surprised that I thought of doing this in time to have the shipped to their homes before Mother's Day.

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mother's out there. You are amazing!

1 comment:

  1. I was so happy on the morning of Mother's Day last Sunday as I opened the box. Totally surprised to see flowers which were cookies! It was only then that I realized you had made them and I was speachless and just cried. (I cry for happy and sad things). You are so talented! Can't wait to see what other talents you have hidden! Thank you so much! I love you and Mikko and of course my favorite grandkids:)