Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Happy Mother’s Day


At the grocery store this week I’ve noticed people buying flowers and cards with pink envelopes. In years past this might have made me sad, these days I’m just happy that people are celebrating moms all over.

Mom to be

Mine’s been gone many years now, but each spring I remember us tromping through the woods, digging up yellow cowslips to drag home in heavy buckets for mom.

They bloom every spring, for moms everywhere.

Last week I turned a corner on a trail through the woods and saw this…

A whole carpet of marsh marigolds made me smile.

…and immediately thought….

You can’t help but smile.

…”Hey mom, look at all the cowslips I found for you this year!”

A busy mom.

Happy Heavenly Mother’s Day to the best mom ever!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

19 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day

  1. How interesting. I somehow thought you’d celebrate Mothering Sunday on the same day as us – 4th Sunday in Lent. I wonder what prompted your choice of date?


  2. So lovely! Yes, happy heavenly Mother’s Day to your mom, my mom, and all the mom’s who are gone.


  3. So lovely, Dawn. Thank you for sharing this!


  4. Happy Heavenly Mother’s Day indeed, Dawn. I now have three moms in heaven, hope they are having tea. I could just imagine your own mom’s face when you brought home a bucket of cowslips 🙂


  5. those photos are wonderful (((hugs))) to you as you remember your Mama. Happy Furmoms Day!!


  6. What a sweet memory that re-connects you to your mom every time you see cowslips.

    Happy Mother’s Day to Katie and Penny’s Mama!


  7. A very special way to honor and remember –
    My office mate Crystal lost her mom Easter Monday so today is her first Mothers’ Day without her being her physically – it is difficult for her –
    And today marks eight years since The Stroke that took TADN – although her shell remained for five days –

    Hugs to all

    Phyll and Willow


  8. Makes my eyes leak, and my mom’s still here. What lovely memories you’ve shared, Dawn! Hope your mom’s heavenly Mother’s Day was beautiful (as I’m sure it was!)


  9. I remember us going out with Dad to buy her petunas and geraniums to plant.


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