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I’m Lovin’ It – My Mom

Welcome to the Party!! I’m Lovin’ Itis a party I host at the end of each week to celebrate things that makes us happy….things we are loving! Please share anything from a new(or old) product, to a recipe, a picture you took, a project, or even your children or family…..really anything that you would like to share that you are loving right now!!

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Since Mother’s Day is this weekend………

I thought it would share how much I love my MOM!?

TidyMom and her Mom

My mom has been thru a lot in the last several years since we lost my dad, but thru it all she has remained strong! She has over come all of the obstacles life has thrown at her, and she never lets them get her downfor long.

May 2, 2010 (122/365)

Each spring we like to go out and buy plants together. We made an unplanned stop at a wonderful nursery last weekend.
She made fun of me for taking so many pictures……
I told her it’s the only way I can have plants and not kill them! lol

Spring/Summer Flowers

I want to share my favorite Mom poem:
~Author Unknown

Thank you God….

For pretending not to notice that one of your angels is missing and for lending her to me. You must have known how much I would need her, so you turned your head for a minute and allowed her to slip away to me.

Sometimes I wonder what special name you had for her. I call her “Mother.” To think of not having her with me is unbearable. I don’t know what I would have done without her all these years. She has loved me without reservation, whether I deserved to be loved or not. Willingly and happily, she has fed me, clothed me, taught me, encouraged me, inspired me, and with her own special brand of gentleness reprimanded me.

A bit of Heaven’s own blue, her eyes reflect hope and love for you and her family. She has tried to instill that love in us. She’s not the least bit afraid of work. With her constant scrubbing, polishing, painting, and fixing, she has made the house we lived in a beautiful home. When I’m confused, she sets me straight. She knows what matters and what doesn’t… what to hold onto and what to let go of.

You have given her an endless supply of love. She gives it away freely but never seems to run low. Even before I am aware I have a need, she is making plans and working to supply it. You gave her great patience. She is the best listener I have met. With understanding and determination she always seems to turn a calamity into some kind of success. She urges me to carry my own load in life but is always close by when I stumble and fall.

She hurts when I hurt. She cries when I cry. And she will not be happy until she has seen a smile on my face once more. God, please thank the other angels for filling in for her while she is away. I know it hasn’t been easy. Her shoes would be hard to fill. She has to be one of your GREATEST MIRACLES God, and I want to thank you for lending my Mother to me.

I love my Mom so much and I don’t know what I would do without her and I want to thank her for everything that she has done for me ?

I LOVE you Mom!

I’ve linked this post to The Inspired Room’s Inspiring Finds
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Now it’s your turn, let us know what you’re lovin’ this week! If you have something to share with us on your blog, add your link below. Just please be sure to:

  1. Add the permalink to the specific blog post, not your general blog address in the MckLinky form below (need help with finding the permalink? click here to see a great post Darcy wrote on this!)
  2. Include in your blog entry a link back to this post so that your readers can come and see what everyone else is loving today and have an opportunity to contribute! You can use the code below to add the banner to your posts or blog if you’d like.
  3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and leave comments! That’s what makes a party fun!! You don’t want to come to
    a party and have no one talk to you!!
  4. Let me know if you have any questions, problems or need help!

The party will stay open until May 9, 2010 11pm CST.

If you want to play along don’t forget to grab a button to place at the top or bottom of your post to show you are participating in I’m Lovin’ It Fridays!
Simply copy the code below in the box and paste where you can edit the html in your blog post.


I’m going to try something new this week……. the thumbnail links instead of text links. If anyone has any problems or needs any help just let me know, you can leave a comment or email me tidymom{at}charter{dot}net

 

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About TidyMom

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

Comments

  1. 1

    What a great post about your mom!

  2. 2

    What a great post about your mom!

  3. 3

    Could you look any hotter in that picture girl?? And what a beautiful poem! I just love it all!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

  4. 4

    Could you look any hotter in that picture girl?? And what a beautiful poem! I just love it all!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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    Thelittlebrownhouse.us says:

    Love the pic link! Thanks so much for hosting – now I'm off to vote for you!

  6. 6
    Thelittlebrownhouse.us says:

    Love the pic link! Thanks so much for hosting – now I'm off to vote for you!

  7. 7

    Hello sweet Tidy Mom – thank you for hosting this fun party! And for allowing me to link up my fun finds at the Grove Sale I went to. My hubby and I had such a fun day together!

    Love your beautiful tribute to your Mama. God is so good.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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    Hello sweet Tidy Mom – thank you for hosting this fun party! And for allowing me to link up my fun finds at the Grove Sale I went to. My hubby and I had such a fun day together!

    Love your beautiful tribute to your Mama. God is so good.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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    MarytheKay says:

    Thanks for letting me link up again! Your very sweet post about your mom inspired me to link up what I wrote about my mom and mother-in-law. Good moms are SUCH a blessing!!!

    I bet your Mama just smiles when she reads what you wrote. :-)

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    MarytheKay says:

    Thanks for letting me link up again! Your very sweet post about your mom inspired me to link up what I wrote about my mom and mother-in-law. Good moms are SUCH a blessing!!!

    I bet your Mama just smiles when she reads what you wrote. :-)

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    Self Sagacity says:

    What a great post about your mom. So wonderful you have such deep gratitude and need for your mother.

  12. 12
    Self Sagacity says:

    What a great post about your mom. So wonderful you have such deep gratitude and need for your mother.

  13. 13

    What a touching post about your mom. The photo of the two of you is great too!
    Blessings and Happy Mother's Day to you…

  14. 14

    What a touching post about your mom. The photo of the two of you is great too!
    Blessings and Happy Mother's Day to you…

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    vanillabeanbaker says:

    Very moving poem and a wonderful tribute to your Mom. Like mother like daughter…the two of you are beautiful, you are both glowing in the photo! I'm sure your Mom is very proud of you just as you must be very proud of your daughters. They have a wonderful mother too!

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    vanillabeanbaker says:

    Very moving poem and a wonderful tribute to your Mom. Like mother like daughter…the two of you are beautiful, you are both glowing in the photo! I'm sure your Mom is very proud of you just as you must be very proud of your daughters. They have a wonderful mother too!

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    One Life Many Journeys says:

    What an honor to your Mother! Did you write the poem? I would love to share it with my Mom with your permission. Thanks for hosting the linky party….love the thumbnails!

  18. 18
    One Life Many Journeys says:

    What an honor to your Mother! Did you write the poem? I would love to share it with my Mom with your permission. Thanks for hosting the linky party….love the thumbnails!

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    HoosierHomemade says:

    What a beautiful picture of you and your Mom!
    Happy Mother's Day to both of you!
    Thanks for hosting such a fun party every week!
    ~Liz

  20. 20
    HoosierHomemade says:

    What a beautiful picture of you and your Mom!
    Happy Mother's Day to both of you!
    Thanks for hosting such a fun party every week!
    ~Liz

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    bridget {bake at 350} says:

    You & your mom both have those beautiful blue eyes!!!

    Love that poem! Happy Mother's Day, Cheryl!

  22. 22
    bridget {bake at 350} says:

    You & your mom both have those beautiful blue eyes!!!

    Love that poem! Happy Mother's Day, Cheryl!

  23. 23

    Hi, I was trying to link my post but it evidently has an aversion to flowers :) Here's my link:

    http://familystampingfood.blogspot.com/2010/05/whats-blooming-our-may-update.html

    Enjoy!

  24. 24

    Hi, I was trying to link my post but it evidently has an aversion to flowers :) Here's my link:

    http://familystampingfood.blogspot.com/2010/05/whats-blooming-our-may-update.html

    Enjoy!

  25. 25
    Mommy D says:

    What fun!! Thanks for the linky party. I LOVE IT! And so many great sites to visit. I'm gonna be busy today ;)

    Mommy D

  26. 26
    Mommy D says:

    What fun!! Thanks for the linky party. I LOVE IT! And so many great sites to visit. I'm gonna be busy today ;)

    Mommy D

  27. 27
    M. Hassan says:

    Glad to see how happy you guys are and how much you appreciate your mom. I'm my moms kid and I can't tell you how much I love her and appreciate what she's done for me.

    Beautiful photo, love the emotions of joy in it.

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    M. Hassan says:

    Glad to see how happy you guys are and how much you appreciate your mom. I'm my moms kid and I can't tell you how much I love her and appreciate what she's done for me.

    Beautiful photo, love the emotions of joy in it.

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    Red Door Home says:

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful words. They are a keeper.

  30. 30
    Red Door Home says:

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful words. They are a keeper.

  31. 31
    Life in Rehab says:

    Hi Cheryl,
    I'm so glad I found your blog. What sweet sentiments about your mother! I just linked up to your party, put your button on my blog, and became a follower. I'll be back often.

  32. 32
    Life in Rehab says:

    Hi Cheryl,
    I'm so glad I found your blog. What sweet sentiments about your mother! I just linked up to your party, put your button on my blog, and became a follower. I'll be back often.

  33. 33
    Cinnamon-Girl says:

    What a sweet post! And a really lovely poem. Happy Mother's Day to you and your Mom!

  34. 34
    Cinnamon-Girl says:

    What a sweet post! And a really lovely poem. Happy Mother's Day to you and your Mom!

  35. 35

    Your Mom is a real sweetie. Enjoy her! Thanks for hosting! Happy Mother's Day. :~D

    e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen} Aprons

  36. 36

    Your Mom is a real sweetie. Enjoy her! Thanks for hosting! Happy Mother's Day. :~D

    e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen} Aprons

  37. 37

    Cheryl…I am honored to meet your beautiful Mother.
    She is beautiful…just as you are.
    I see where you get your SPARKLE!
    And your big crystal blue eyes.
    I too consider my mother an angel…and have always felt so bless that I was one of the lucky ones who got AN ANGEL for a MOM!
    And isn't it amazing what our Mother's endure…
    the heartache they journey through…
    all in the name of being a MOM…
    and yet they still smile…they still GLOW….they still nurture!
    They are still there for us as daughters…
    waiting to embrace our JOYs…
    our heartaches…our everythings!
    Oh life is just so sweet with a special MOM to share it with!
    I have always said…
    I do love Greg…and he is a dream come true for me.
    But my MOTHER…
    is my TRUEST LOVE.
    I will never know a LOVE…greater than hers.
    Thanks for sharing Cheryl…thanks for letting me know…
    that YOU are one of the lucky ones..
    one of the lucky ones….
    with an angel for a MOM!
    Yeah!
    That is something else you and I have in common!
    And let me just say…
    I know that sweet Mother of yours…
    is so very very proud of her sweet daughter named CHERYL!
    Enjoy your Mother's Day!
    SMACK! Kiss Kiss Kiss! and a big HUG being sent to one of the most fabulous MOM's I've ever had the pleasure of knowing! YOU! xo

  38. 38

    Cheryl…I am honored to meet your beautiful Mother.
    She is beautiful…just as you are.
    I see where you get your SPARKLE!
    And your big crystal blue eyes.
    I too consider my mother an angel…and have always felt so bless that I was one of the lucky ones who got AN ANGEL for a MOM!
    And isn't it amazing what our Mother's endure…
    the heartache they journey through…
    all in the name of being a MOM…
    and yet they still smile…they still GLOW….they still nurture!
    They are still there for us as daughters…
    waiting to embrace our JOYs…
    our heartaches…our everythings!
    Oh life is just so sweet with a special MOM to share it with!
    I have always said…
    I do love Greg…and he is a dream come true for me.
    But my MOTHER…
    is my TRUEST LOVE.
    I will never know a LOVE…greater than hers.
    Thanks for sharing Cheryl…thanks for letting me know…
    that YOU are one of the lucky ones..
    one of the lucky ones….
    with an angel for a MOM!
    Yeah!
    That is something else you and I have in common!
    And let me just say…
    I know that sweet Mother of yours…
    is so very very proud of her sweet daughter named CHERYL!
    Enjoy your Mother's Day!
    SMACK! Kiss Kiss Kiss! and a big HUG being sent to one of the most fabulous MOM's I've ever had the pleasure of knowing! YOU! xo

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    justmaximom says:

    Spending a lovely weekend with my Mom and we had a great meal and I made that Strawberry Cobbler that was linked up on #1… so yummy and Wow was it easy!

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    justmaximom says:

    Spending a lovely weekend with my Mom and we had a great meal and I made that Strawberry Cobbler that was linked up on #1… so yummy and Wow was it easy!

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    joeandbridge says:

    Hi! Happy Mother's Day! I'm hopping around to find new blogs to follow today! Hope you have a great week! Great Blog!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    http://www.groschengoblins.com

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    joeandbridge says:

    Hi! Happy Mother's Day! I'm hopping around to find new blogs to follow today! Hope you have a great week! Great Blog!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    http://www.groschengoblins.com

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