mamas girl.

H A P P Y   M O T H E R ‘ S   D A  Y to all the hardworking mamas out there.  Below is a little love note to my mom, but I hope it speaks to you as well.  You have a tough job, you do amazing at it and the best part is that the seeds you sew will be reaping a harvest long after you’ve sewn them.  Like, forever.  Even the simple stuff.

T H A N K S   M O M . . .

For always making our house a home, no matter your budget.  Your resourcefulness has rubbed off.

For sending us into the world in handmade clothes among other things.  Oh, and the hours you spent perfecting spandex pants for my skinny legs in the 3rd grade.

For the countless Birthdays and celebrations you hand constructed and personalized just for us.  For letting us pick our Birthday cake and themes, no matter how untraditional.  I know that is your style anyway.

You have taught me to think outside of the box and fueled my creativity.  (That’s my brother in the blue blazer and glasses.  So cute, right? And me in the messy hair and navy overalls.)

For ALL the home cooking that filled our bellies.  I can’t thank you enough.  I know now just how hard it is to get dinner on the table and I have no idea how you did it with such grace.  

(My big bro in the red)  For encouraging our extracurricular activities and sacrificing more then a generous amount of your time.  For sticking it out, rain or shine, home games or cross-country.  It scares me to think what my life would have been like without soccer.  I’m sure the day I got my drivers license was one of the happiest of your life!  Ha!

For the hours spent doing my hair even though it always found away to un-do itself.  Quickly.  Not unlike my spunky little girl.  Thanks for allowing us to be who we were, have our own style and beat to our own drum.  From the Cubs pendant that hung on my wall as a little girl to the turquoise ragging that covered my room as a teenager and all the crazy ensembles in between. 

For preparing me to be a mom and teaching me to  stand on my own two feet when that day came too early.  And when that day quickly led to being a single mom and immense heartache, nurturing me back to health.

It is because of your sacrificing and giving that I was able to do the same for Ozzie (pictured above) and my 3 newer additions.  That I haven’t settle for anything short of my dreams, including my beautiful husband….

and an amazing business and talented partner who also happens to be hilarious.  But you already know that.

I  L O V E   Y O U .

Ah, yes mamas.  You have an awesome job to do and an abundant harvest to gather.  If you can’t see past the runny noses and chaotic dinnertime, just know, it’s coming.

What are you most thankful to your mom for?

xo . rae

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  • meekandchic May 14, 2012 at 3:16 am

    How sweet!

    It’s encouraging to read things like this…its like a little light at the end of the tantrum tunnel=)

  • Emily May 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    So sweet. I even teared up a bit :).
    And nevermind your kids looking like yoder … They look just like you.

  • KC May 17, 2012 at 5:04 am

    This was so sweet Rae. I thoroughly enjoyed the pictures. And you kids look so much like you!

  • Aunt Meg March 22, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Oh, Rae, how sweet!! Brought tears to my eyes. Loved the pics from days gone by. You are doing an awesome job!!!