Saturday, May 13, 2006

Happy Mother's Day

I wish you could see this in more's a cookie bouquet made by Brenda, a very talented cake diva who just happens to work part time in our office. I asked her to make 9 of these to give as gifts to our referring dentist office staffs (mothers). She made one hundred sugar cookies, each one frosted so intricately and beautifully. The top one says "Happy Mother's Day". I felt like the best thing since sliced bread when I walked into the offices with these. Give a front desk person in any office something sweet in the middle of a long morning and they'll remember you, and on a personal level they'll remember you next time you need to get in for an appointment. Bribery? Nah, I consider it money in the bank.

This will be the first Mother's Day without my mother, well, physically. With Alzheimers you leave the ones you love long before your body decides to follow. So as the day's and months go by I find myself thinking of her more often as she was before the BIG A, not after. And honoring the woman she was. I'm finding without her presence in her chair, hunched over and far away, I can remember the before mom much more easily. But what I really want to think about is my kids and how my life is with them in it. They were my life for so many years when they were young, but now grown up and on their own, they still define my thoughts and being, as much as that may scare them. So to all you mother's have a great pampered, (hopefully) day!

And I'll leave you with this:

Thirteen books done. I posted earlier about this commission along with 4 or 5 books that were completed and Monday I'll show you the rest. Hope you'll come back!


Debra said...

Ah, Kathy. My mother and maternal grandmother both had AD. I understand what you mean about remembering them as them were.

For those who believe in the holiday (I don't), I hope you all have a happy day.

Deborah said...

Good morning, my dear friend! And Happy Mother's Day to you! What a thoughtful, wise post. I must have my own mother read it. Her mother had AD. Can't. Wait. To. See. More. Of. The. Books.

Joanne S said...

Hope Sonji doesn't see the cookie bouquets!

Love the books. I would love seeing them on my bookshelf. so colorful!

Sarah Ann Smith said...

I'm so glad you're now able to remember the good before! It is so true that often the person we know and love leave us before their body follows. Many hugs to all of you this year!

And I can't wait to see the rest of the fronts of the books! Staying tuned in Camden, Sarah

Beate said...

I love the books

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