Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Thinking back, it was a choice I made to want to be a mother.  I really didn't know what I was asking for at the time.  It seemed to be the normal way the river might flow.  A girl grows up, falls in love in high school, no less, marries and wants to have children.  Seems very simple.  It is not.

There are no books to tell a young mother what needs to be done to raise a child or more than one.  It is a "guess we'll try this next time" kind of attitude.  A partner that thinks as you do is a great help.  As husband and wife, mother and father, you muddle through those years together.  Were mistakes can be sure.  Were there can be sure.  It is the toughest job there is.  The only thing that can guide you seems to be common sense and instinct and a faith in God.  

I was fortunate to have two beautiful babies....two daughters. And now another girl in the family, a granddaughter, is also going to follow in the steps my mother and grandmother and those other strong German women who walked before me.

Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful daughters, Erika and Angie.  You have added more branches onto the family tree.  Another three sons between the two of you will strengthen the trunk of our tree.   May you enjoy each day as Mother's Day, not just this one special day.  May your children grow strong and develop values to make them capable of leaving the nest and starting their own families.   I love you all.  Mom...2012


  1. trout5:28 PM

    You put your heart and sole in your role as mother to our children. You showed your pride and love to them and I hope they know how much they meant to you (and me).

    Dating, Marriage, children, grandchildren, trials and tribulations - all part of life and I am so glad I got to share it with you my dear. I pray we can see for a long time how are children and grandchildren get on with their lives - I have no doubt they will do us proud.

    Love you, Trout

  2. Anonymous6:32 PM

    You two. I am so fortunate to know you, to be longtime friends with you both. Even across the miles, I am happy we keep in touch and you are a part of my life. Happy Mother's Day, Sus. Blessings and all the best. Hugs to all of your family. Love... Connie

  3. What a lovely, loving comment from The Trout, Susan!
    And yes, we did "muddle" through somehow, didn't we? Perfect expression for those years. :)
    Have a wonderful Mother's Day! I love the photos! Your children were lucky to have a mom like you.

  4. Beautiful Susan!
    Hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day; I always knew you were a Special lady; your words spoke to my soul.

  5. Beautifully put Susan. You too Trout. You have a lovely family and I'm sure you had a lot to do with it. Happy Mother's Day.

  6. Love it - all girls. You are truly blessed Susan. They are adorable. Happy Mother's day to you.

  7. What a beautiful portrait of you and your girls! Happy Mom's Day!

  8. That was a lovely portrait of the women of your family. The Trout's words were very touching - Happy Mother's Day!

  9. Susan, your post had me all choked up... then The Trout added his part; well, that really got me going. Love the Women of the Family photo. Perfect. There is a lot of muddling-through with raising children, but it is very clear that you two have done a fine job. Happy belated mother's day to you and blessings to all ~ tanna

  10. Susan, what a sweet, special post! You're daughters and granddaughter are beautiful!!! So are you - I love your smile! I guess their beauty comes honestly!

  11. Happy Mother's Day to you! Motherhood and parenting, oh, what a journey.


  12. What a heart-felt post and respond from your husband :) Lovely photo of you and your 'girls' :)

  13. So, so right. Nobody tells us how hard it will be when everyone is congratulating us. probably just as well. So, so worthwhile though. Nothing better.

    You have beautiful daughters.

  14. This is such a sweet post to your girls, Susan... and the comment from the Trout... lovely.