All Posts Tagged ‘violets’

  • Happy Mother’s Day To My Mom and To All of You

    Sunday, May 11th, 2014

    One of my favorite songs, by John Mayer, has a line that says, “Girls become lovers who turn into mothers, so, mothers, be good to your daughters, too.” This resonates with me because all the work I do concerns the parents that you will become, or already are. When I was pregnant, a close friend who has three children said to me, “Don’t wish away your pregnancy or those first sleep-deprived months. One day, you’ll wish for them back.” This is so true. I love each stage of Alexander’s growth, but some days, I wish he still had tiny feet! Although the parent-child relationship is always complicated, it is also the most fundamental human bond. I just want to share with you a story of my own mom.

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  • Happy Mother’s Day!

    Saturday, May 11th, 2013

    I tell this story each year because it is important to me. Long ago, my own mother and I developed a tradition; I no longer remember who started it. The winters in the Midwest can be brutal, but in spring, the world comes back to life. May apples, trilliums, crocuses, and violets are the first flowers to appear.

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  • A Very Happy Mother’s Day

    Sunday, May 9th, 2010

    Long ago, my own mother and I developed a tradition; I no longer remember who started it. The winters in the Midwest can be brutal, but in spring, the world comes back to life. May apples, trilliums, crocuses, and violets are the first flowers to appear.

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