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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mothers are Amazing

"Of all the gifts life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all"

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. I was blessed to spend mine with my children and my own mother. 

This was my new start of the week. Remember I posted this a few weeks back? It was my reward for losing 10 pounds, and now I finally got to start it. It is a Cricket Collection chart, I love their pumpkins. I kitted it all up, and hand dyed my fabric for it and then it sat waiting for me to "earn" it for nine whole weeks.

 That's right it took me nine weeks to lost 10 pounds. While I am proud of my progress, I have decided to step up my weight loss efforts. My ultimate goal is to lose 100 pounds before Calvin turns 1 year old. I have already lost 60 pounds of that (I lost 40 pounds before leaving the hospital after having him which was mostly water weight). So to help me along I have joined weight watchers. Yesterday was my first weigh in after joining, and I have already lost 3.4 pounds. Not much, but way better than I was doing on my own. So wish me luck and health and willpower! I know a lot of other bloggers are also on weight loss journeys, some even doing Weight Watchers like me, so it's nice to know I am not alone in this. 
Here is a picture of our Mother's Day lunch. The girls made cards for my mother, and we got her some pretty pink "mums" for the occasion. Though I read somewhere that white carnations are the traditional mother's day flower. My DH also got me a beautiful bracelet with the children's birthstones and names engraved on it. I love it!
On a sadder note my mother-in-law passed away two days before Mother's Day, and three days after her 60th birthday. She had a long battle with cancer, but still was so active and full of love even in the last weeks of her illness. She was such a light in our family's lives. I have only been a part of my husband's family for a few years now, and I know how sad I am over her passing, I can't imagine the grief they are going through. I am so sad Calvin only got to know her for a few months of his life, and that he won't have his own memories of her. She was truly every good thing you could ever say about a grandmother, and everything a mother aspires to be.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

"If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever"


Shirlee said...

Your mother is beautiful & looks so happy with her mums : ) I am very sorry to hear about your lovely MIL's passing. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman. Congratulations on your weight loss! I am on that journey too. I've lost 60 pounds since last June. I'd like to lose 20 more. We shall see : ) Lovely new start!

butterfly said...

Sorry to hear about your MIL passing. It is such a sad time for the family.
Well done on your weight loss .
Such a sweet post.

Annette-California said...

So sorry for your loss. Beautiful photo of her and your Calvin. Congrats on your weight loss and your new starts. Your new stitch project and weight watchers. Lovely post. love Annette

Deb said...

Sorry about your MIL.
Condolences to you and your family.
Sweet stitching!
Congrats on your continued weight loss! Cheering you on.
Love your cheery blog design!

Angela said...

So sorry to hear of your loss.
Congrats on the weight loss!

Barb said...

Such sad news about your MIL. I had a special MIL too. I lost my own Mom when she was only 59. I will always miss her. Good luck on your weight loss program. I plan to loose about 30 so far I have lost 15.So we should have a contest. No you are young, it will take me forever!!

Brigitte said...

So sad for you and your family to lose your mother-in-law so early.