I come from a somewhat competitive family when it comes to board games, random I know. But, I always remember my mother chiming in when things bordered on vicious, "relationships are more important than winning". She is one of those rare people who really get what life is all about: people and being kind to them. What more do we need to teach our children. Today is her birthday.
My mother is beautiful. She is always calm and collected. She is hilarious and becomes more so every time I see her. She is an intelligent, educated woman who is even now expanding that education formally. She creates beautiful artwork. She is an artist--a title not given lightly. She has a powerful gift of discernment. She is kind. She has great faith and patience. She loves her children and more importantly has always let them be who they are, never crushing any dream or ambition. I've never been able to find a bad quality in my mother. She is easy to cry with. She had six kids under the age of eight--and that, as far as I'm concerned makes her magical. Happy Birthday Mom!
Here is some of her artwork depicting her OWN mother who passed away less than a year ago:
My grandmother, was also magical--she welded two families together after her sweet husband died when she was a young mother of two and remarried. These two families come together often now and love eachother as if they were born under the same roof.
Perhaps that is how every daughter sees her mother: magical. Later in life, as we marry and begin having our own children, they become more and more human to us...but, certainly no less magical. I hope I can carry on this legacy of beautiful "magic", that has been passed down to me, for my two daughters.