13 May 2007

m is for mom


first comes love {Saltzburg, Austria 1969}



then comes marriage {Salt Lake City, Utah 1969}



then comes 7 babies lined up in a row {ca. 1981}



later comes friendship, the best kind i know
{4 sisters surround mama, ca. 2006}

Happy Mother's Day, mom. you've done more for me than anyone else ever could. not only did you love me from day one, you've taught me the importance of being genuine, confident, and optimistic. you create a sunny spot where there is beauty in motherhood. i am happy you are my mom and my close friend. today i celebrate you and the legacy of love you have begun.

more tributes to my mom here, here & here.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you who have little ones, big ones, or future ones. relax, restore and feel like royalty. take in the bounty of compliments, heaven knows you've earned them!!! i picture you blogging mamas like my sisters, who seem to be Super Mommies. doing it all: raising kids, keeping house, running here & there & everywhere, making kids smile with special treats, getting involved in their lives, taking special outings, showing your children the world while maintaining a happy spirit... all this with your hair stylishly swept back and a beaming grin. you are changing lives. your influence is good. you inspire me.

"Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers." - Harriet Beecher Stowe


11 comments:

gab said...

cute photos...what is with pete's bob? Also, why are you wearing a nightgown to temple square? I guess no one felt like dressing you? Or was that a dress?!

Happy Mother's Day...

Regina Clare Jane said...

Oh, this is the sweetest thing... what a beautiful mom you have...

Marty: said...

I wondered why you're in your nightgown, too! The doll coat was probably in the wash. Thanks so much for such loving, kind words. Being a mom to great kids is the best.

Mara said...

love your blog! It's great!

Stie said...

I have the second your great words of wisdom - your mom is the best!

kristi brooke said...

you blog is incredible! what a wonderful find.

mama jo said...

that's very sweet about your mom, and those hairdo's are pretty awesome...luckily you girls got away from your mom and do your own hair now...

Gramafolly said...

I loved all the pictures and loved seeing you all as little kids, who came to my house when Marty and I traded tending. I learned how to be a mother from Marty..she's still teaching me..

love.boxes said...

we have something in common. 7 and 4 :)

love.boxes said...

Your mother is darling by the way!

Jeff and Diana Willardson said...

marta you have the most amazing way of writting and love reading it all!! expecially your mother's day entry... your blog is a delight!

di

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