Memories: Happy Mother's Day!

"A Woman's guess is much more accurate than a Man's certainty." Rudyard Kipling

Memories: Happy Mother's Day!

Being a mom is a huge responsibility and a role that one can never retire from. No matter our age or accomplishments, we are still little kids to our moms and we view our children through the same lens. Each Mother's Day, I find myself not only reminded of the gift of life and the many ways my mother and all the women who played that role in my life nurtured me, but I am also reminded of my father's death during the early month of May; several years ago...  It is, perhaps, the universe's way of helping me appreciate my parents and their investment in my life. So, Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom and to all moms!

ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ *˚ .ღ 。*˛˚ღ •˚ ˚… May your day be sprinkledღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ ˚ 。✰ •* ˚ ♥ with Love ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ ˚ 。✰ •* ˚ ♥ Happy Mother’s Day! ˚ ✰* ★ ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ ˚ 。✰ •* ˚ ♥˚. ★ *˛ ˚♥* ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ ˚ 。✰ •* ˚ ♥

I love the picture above because it reminds me of how moms manage with several children in their arms and at their feet. My mom had five children so that fits the picture too. We were close in age and  spent time playing games, terrorizing each other or indulging in childhood pranks; our Mom played judge and jury... My dad worked long hours and was not up for the he said/she said stories, so Mom meted out her brand of justice and joy.  It's an interesting fact because some of my childhood friends would hear the refrain "wait till your dad gets home" while we heard, "wait till I get to you" - quite funny! Through it all, we had many memories of my Mom in her gardens planting new seeds, in her chicken coop tending to her hens or otherwise entering all kinds of singing contests.  :-)

So on this day, sprinkle the air with memories of your mom and show some love. Even if yours are tinged with sad stories, remember that your life is a celebration and it did start with Mom. Plus, in truth,  most if not all of us had many moms who saw to our care when we were growing up. If you recall the role of grandmas, special aunts, teachers and other female mentors who encouraged us, you'd remember to appreciate the greater meaning of this day. Happy Mother's Day!

This post was inspired by Mamakat's Writers Workshop prompt on a special memory we have of our Mothers.
PHOTO CREDITS:   Photograph of Mother as Charity via Wikipedia

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank

Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet 


  1. ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ *˚ .ღ 。*˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…Sending sprinkles of Love to all: Happy Mother’s Day! ˚ ✰* ★
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  2. great tribute to your mom and dad!

  3. Have a marvelous Mother's Day!

  4. I got your comment on my blog and came over and I am now following you also thru GFC. Have a wonderful day and Happy Mother's Day!


  5. I am glad I found your site. What a great Mother's Day Inspirational. To all of you on Mother's Day. Be blessed!
    I am returning your follow from the hop. Thank you so much for stopping by. I greatly appreciate it.

  6. I LOOOOVE this image and quote! Thank you!

  7. Love this post! Happy Mother's Day!! Love the quote at the top! ;) Thanks for stopping by. I'm following you back now!

  8. Thanks for following! Now following you back! Have a great week!

  9. Happy Mother's Day!

    Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading more of your posts. ~

  10. Thanks for sharing this! Not to mention, your mother sounds like an amazing woman! I enjoyed reading your fond memories of her... :)

    Myself, I'm always in need of a little "positive" thinking, so I'm happy to be newly following (via The Sundae Hop).

    Have a great day!

    Baby Talk without the Babble

  11. Thank you so much for stopping by and following me. You have such a beautiful blog... so inspiring! I love quotes and I love this one, especially the image. I love the name of your blog as well... KISMET. I'm your newest follower.Happy Mother's Day to you.~Poppy


  12. Happy Mother's Day. Following back.

    Simple Wyrdings

  13. Thanks for following me! I am following you back :)

  14. A late happy mother's day to you too! Hi! New follower from blog hop. Following you back from conFRUGAL

  15. What a beautiful post! Hope you had a terrific Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Happy Mother's Day.. :)
    So Good to see you on my blog and Thanks for ur sweet words..
    Lovely blog, Can's stop my self to adding it to my Favorite blogs.
    Just adding here as a comment as I didnt find ur e-mail.

    Rachana Saurabh

  17. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and follow my blog. I'm following you back ;-) Have a lovely week!

  18. I received your comment and I'm now following you back. Thank you so much for visiting me.

  19. Thanks for following my Money Saving Momma blog...i am follwing you too and so happy to have found your blog! Such wonderful and inspirational goodies...This Mom pic is the perfect pic for mother's day!!! Have a blessed day, JoAnna :)

  20. What a beautiful photo...I love the quote. Thank you so much for the follow. Looking forward to following and hope you have a wonderful day and happy week! :)

  21. Bless you mothers, and soon to be mothers, and daughters. Great read.


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