Monday, May 7, 2012

An Unusual Mothers Day Tribute

Good Monday morning everyone. We are still having Kona and I am happy to see you. I did some tweaking and then changed it all back again. Do you do that? I did fill a few holes in the wall. Does that count? I have someone coming to look at the house again and need to get busy, but would rather visit this morning. I am so happy you came Through My Back Door this morning. Next Sunday is Mothers Day and like all of you I could write this wonderful tribute to my Mother, which I did last year. This year I want to thank some other Mothers. I don't know about you, but my gratefulness lies in the blessings my grandchildren have wonderful Mothers. It is such a relief to know they are well cared for, loved and taught right from wrong. So I thank the Mothers of my grandchildren.
Deb is a good Mother and lives to make her childrens lives as good as they can be. Still. Even though they have all left the nest. These are the girls.
The whole Jenkins family minus Ryan. I am blessed to have Amanda and her children. Amanda is an awesome Mommy. when she was diagnosed and was starting chemo, she told Deb and I, she did not want us making the children be quiet, because Mommy was resting. She did not want us not letting them come back into her room when they wanted too. she said they would not understand and she wanted life to as normal for them as possible. We adhered to her wishes.

This is their family last year. Aren't they a beautiful family?
Next I have to tell you about my daughter in law Renda. She is  the mother of Olivia and Seth, and Dodds wife. She is a wonderful Mother. She has so much energy she puts me to shame.She is a teacher and is well loved by the students.
This is not a good picture, but it is the one I Olivia and Seth are both into drama. Olivia also sings.
Renda and Olivia! Renda is the one who got me my first computer and digital camera. She makes me humble, by telling me I have been her role mode, something I don't deserve. But I love her for it. She is beautiful inside and out.
My next Tribute is to Kristy. Kristy is the Mother of three of my grandchildren. Unfortunately she and my son are no longer married. That doesn't affect my love for her and appreciation of her being a good mother. We are still close and I love her.
Here she is with Lindsay. She is the mother of Lindsay, Dustin and Douglas. Douglas is the father of my other great Gabe.
Kristy and Gabe. He has red hair like her and she is thrilled with that!lol
When Kristy and Doug divorced my friends told me I wouldn't get to see the grands often etc. She was never that way. Always considering our feelings and and always giving us holidays. She is a special Mother and I love her for that. She was always a clean freak. You could eat off her floors. She was very young, but you could. One day Douglas dropped something on the floor at my house. She picked it up very quickly and said,"Your grandmother has a lot  virtues Douglas, but you can't eat off her floors!" I will never forget that! (Nor will I let her)
The last Mother in my tribute is Anastasia. She is the mother of Gabe.
If you remember Gabe was born 3 months premature and started life in the NICU. Look how he has thrived due to his Mommys care.
I know this is an unusual post, nothing to do with decorating or prims. You have been coming Through My Back Door for a long while, and I wanted you to meet my family. I wanted you to see the wonderful Mothers who love, nurtured, and took care of my grandchildren. To meet the Mothers who are taking time to raise my greats. I love them and just wanted to say Thank You.
Thank you for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS:I cannot end this post without thanking the Mothers of my in laws. They have all gone on to their rewards. Michale, Renda, and Kristy, I love your Mothers for the people you are. Happy Mothers Day to every Mother in blogland.
PSS: I will show you my one purchase at the Clinton Festival Sat. A pinkeep made out of an old brown and white coverlet piece.


  1. Such a great tribute to all the mothers in your life!! I'm sure they think you are pretty wonderful, too! I wish all of you a very Happy Mother's Day.... you all deserve a special day!

  2. What a wonderful way to start our Monday morning together. Your tribute to the younger mothers in your life is very special and that's because you are such a special mother for them to look up too.
    Thank you for being a part of my life. Wilma

  3. So very nice, you are blessed!

  4. Great post to all the younger mothers in your life. How blessed you all are to have each other.
    What a pretty pinkeep you got at the Clinton Festival.

  5. You are SOOO blessed having so many beautiful and loving moms in your family. You can see the love and joy for their children in their faces!! Love the pinkeep!--Jan

  6. What a wonderful tribute! You have a wonderful relationship with your family--so many do not.

  7. What a lovely post! I know it's early but I wish you a very blessed Mother's Day!

  8. Thank You to the one who has set the best example before us all in what a good and blessed mother should be!! We all love you so much!!!!

  9. What a beautiful post about truly beautiful women.
    Love the new pinkeep.

  10. Betty~ A lovely post~so special~

  11. Betty, I only hope that I can be as fortunate as you when my son's choose their wives. I already pray for these gals, that they are being raised with values like my children. With my boys being 11 & 14 I'm sure we don't know who those gals are! I do not have a good relationship with my MIL so I'm envious of the relationship you have with your DILs. ~Ann

  12. You have a very special family.

  13. Betty,

    You are blessed with a lovely family.

    Happy Mother's Day to you.


  14. Thanks Mom! I love you! Happy Mother's Day to the best example!
    Love, Amanda


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