Saturday, May 3, 2014

She is the voice in my head

We can't escape them.
We can't ignore them.
We can't re-write them
The words of our mothers are etched deeply into our mind.
You know…the phrases we rolled out eyes to, the comforting words when life went crazy, and the lessons repeated over and over again.
What are they?
What difference do they make in our lives?

This is the subject for my annual mother's day essay contest. 
The winners will receive a free night at Nellie's Cottage for up to 8 friends:)
You can turn it into a weekend for half price.

To enter:
1. Be a blog follower! Left hand side of home page, blue box, join this site, follow prompts
2. Write a paragraph or two about the words of your mother.
3. Email your entry to

The winners will be chosen by my 4 children:)

Good Luck!


  1. Mom's are wonderful people. They hold your hand while you learn to stand and their breath the first time you cross the street alone. They listen while you cry; whether it's over the loss of your pride or a first heart wrenching love. Mom's give up things we never knew they wanted so you can have that dream toy under the Christmas Tree. They cry at night when they can't find the answers, but some how in the morning the Lord provides. They teach you to pray and give thanks for your blessings no matter how small. Moms keep dreams alive for the sake of dreaming. They are superheros in a world full of misguided information. They cheer your accomplishments and hold a candle while u on struggle to find your way. Moms come in so many flavors (like ice cream). No matter the flavor moms are teachers and mentors. They are maids and janitors. Moms are underpaid, overworked, undervalued, and under- appricated, but they have the best reward system ever. So my mom might not have ever had the most money for stuff but she taught us to value skill. She taught us to think and to make what we needed. She may not have cooked like a master chef but she always let us help so we could say we made it. We had home made Christmas ornaments on out tree. We had homemade dresses and family nights. We had bed frames full of food storage and shoes on our feet. We all grew up different and think in different ways. But we call love our mother and that will never change....

    can't send it as an email from phone

    1. Sonja,
      Thank you for your thoughts:)
      You won a chipboard family album kit:)

  2. Congrats to Gina & Kellie, you won the girls nights at Nellie's Cottage:)