a mother’s blessing…

if you are lucky enough to still have your Mother here with you…

 you have the chance to tell her again how much she means to you…

as we know all too well

 life can change in a heartbeat…

Mr Magpie and I certainly are grateful to have had our precious Mothers and Grandmothers in our lives for a long as we did…

 “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” ~Honore de Balzac

and one more quote because my mother in law and Mutti both had a great sense of humor…

“A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.”  ~Author Unknown

this was a pre scheduled post as I am recuperating from my second eye surgery…I am looking forward to getting around to visiting everyone as soon as my vision clears up oxo

26 responses to “a mother’s blessing…

  1. Hi Dearest Patty, thankyou so much for your timely reminder and lovely thought provoking (as always) post. May your recovery be speedy and complete. Sending you healing wishes, Pen xxx

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  2. beautiful pieces patty!

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  3. Oh dearest Patty
    Bonne fête des Mères!!!
    I hope you will be feeling better and back to your old self in no time!
    Yes, if only we had realised just how precious our wonderful mothers were – sadly it’s after they’ve gone, that we appreciate their character and wisdom’
    If I could have one wish today ti would be to have my darling mother Grace by my side once again….
    oxo
    Sending you warm gentle healing hugs from kiwi land!
    Shane

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  4. Beautiful post dear Patty… and oh so true… love your quote… and hope that your surgery went well… and that you recover quickly…

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  5. here is to a speedy recovery. Happy Mother’s Day to you!! my mother has been gone for about 10 years now and on this day I am grateful for the mother that she made me. Love the photo of your peony. Just lovely.
    ~Dawn

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  6. Thinking of you dear .. and Oh So Sweet … Patty … I hope you are recuperating well . Take care and I’ll be seeing you … in all the old familiar places…… Big Love to you and your Jimmy

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  7. So beautiful! I love the flowers! Mom has been gone for 19 years now and wish I could tell her how much she has blessed my life. Hope you have a blessed day.

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  8. Anne Bennett

    What a lovely post to open today. My husband and I have been looking at and choosing a shortlist of readings for the interrment of my father-in-law’s ashes. We have both been tearful, with a mixture of emotions but are happy with the shortlist for my sister-in-law to look at. The images are beautiful, I especially liked the flowers, I could almost smell them. I hope that you and your family are enjoying the blessings of life.

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  9. Happy Mother’s Day dear Patty! Enjoy your day!

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  10. Wishing you sweet memories of your Mutti, today.
    Love from another Mom,
    Jan
    xooxoooxooo

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  11. We are always thinking of our Mothers, dear Patty.
    lovely pictures

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  12. Hi Patty, I hope your healing is quick. Happy Mother’s Day to you! I called my mom yesterday as I knew it would probably hard to get a hold of her today. Wishing you all the best. Tammy

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  13. marmeladegypsy

    Back from Paris and eager to catch up with you. I wanted to be especially sure to stop by today, as I know this may be the toughest Mother’s Day of all. Sending hugs — along with wishes for healing from your surgery. I look forward to catching up.

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  14. Lovely post Patty. Hope your recovery is speedy and that you are soon better than ever.

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  15. Happy Mother’s Day 🙂 have a lovely day. Spending a week with my kids, having a great time 🙂

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  16. Beautiful post Patty- so touching and inspiring and reflective for all of our moms. Sending best wishes for a smooth recovery from your operation and a happy mother’s day to you! hugs xo

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  17. Dear Patty, a beautiful mothers day to you,too dear, and
    thankful for your lovely post .
    I hope surgery went well, and that you will soon be ok, and able to be back here 🙂
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  18. You are so right…such a good reminder. I took my mom out for breakfast this morning and had my in-laws over this afternoon. Busy day but some day it will be my turn. 🙂
    Hope all is well with you.
    Happy Mother’s day from one mom to another.

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  19. Great post as always…. love the quote!!! Take care of those eyes…. healing is happening!

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  20. Lovely post! Take care of you and don’t rush into doing too much.

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  21. Happy Mother’s Day dear friend. I don’t feel quite so bad being so late getting here, knowing you are recuperating at the moment.

    What I would give for one more day with my Grandparents, both Grams and Gramps. I still miss them so and I know you miss your mother, too.

    Let’s hope you were treated to a special day, even though it was possibly shortened. BTW, I love that collage with the heart. It tore at my heart!

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  22. stempelchaotin

    Patty your piece is a dream.
    So wonderful. Love them and thanks so much for the gorgeous photos.
    A big HUG for you my friend. xoxo

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  23. Beautiful post!! Thinking of you Patty…
    Wishing you a speedy recovery from your eye surgery!
    Hugs!
    Jan x

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  24. Such a beautiful post and great quotes too Patty. I hope all your wonderful Mother’s Day memories shined their light on you Sunday. Thoughts and prayers to you for a speedy and complete healing of your eye.

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  25. beautiful post! happy belated Mothers day Patty. xoxo

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  26. Such a beautiful post Patty Mx

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