Happy Mother’s Day to my Mother-in-law

To my Mother-in-law who is like a second mother to me on Mother’s Day.

Let me tell you a bit about my Mother-in-law. She has a big heart…a huge heart actually. When I first joined the family, I quickly learned that she gives unto others without condition. She worked in the nursing home for years, and for a while she worked with my sister Janice who has MS. She’s most definitely a care-taker.

She has a killer sense of humour, and her laugh is infectious.  My hubby got his story-telling abilities from his Mom for sure.

I not only consider her a second Mom, but she is also my friend…I’m so thankful for that. She makes me laugh! She’s the woman who taught me how to bake buns, a fact my children are very grateful for.  🙂

The thing I’m most thankful for, is that she raised her amazing son to be my hubby. She is an incredible Grandma to our children. She spoils them with her baking and her love and affection.

Thank you for all you do for our family with such generosity and love. Happy Mother’s Day.

From our heart to yours,

Chrissy, Jamie, Tyler, Lucas, and Tessa

Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom

To my Mom who is always there for me when I need her most.

Let me tell you a bit about my Mom.  She’s the woman who taught me the importance of independence, hard-work, and commitment.  She has the heart of an entrepreneur, and passed that along to us girls…her 6 daughters. When I was growing up, I watched her build her business from selling books and wicker decor in our home, to opening up her own craft/gift store “Dicke’s Wicker and Cottage Crafts”, which three decades later she continues to run.

She is one of the strongest women I know. she blazes her own trails and stands up for what she believes in with unyielding tenacity.  There was an unspoken truth in our home that us girls could achieve our life goals if we worked hard for it and never gave up.

My Mom taught me to never give up. When things get hard, you persevere with even more diligence.  In fact, the harder things get, the greater the reward when you achieve your goals.

Growing up, I used to complain when she tasked us to work in her store; however today, I couldn’t be more thankful for that, because she taught me how to be an independent woman. I learned early on that it takes a lot of dedication to sustain a successful business.

Some of my most treasured early childhood memories of my Mom happened at the lake.  We still go to the same lake every year. It’s where we as a large family drop everything and spend a week together sitting on the beach, roasting marshmallows by the fire, and enjoying our nightly home-cooked meals that we each take a turn preparing.  When we get together, there are 30 of us, so it’s not a quiet week that’s for sure! This is when I see my Mom relax and enjoy family the most, and it’s a yearly tradition that I’m so grateful for.

Happy Mother’s Day to my amazingly strong Mother.  Thank you for all the life lessons you have passed on to me and all of us girls and for all you gave up so we could have a bright future.  I love you so much and I’m thankful today that God picked you as my Mom. xoxoxo

From my heart to yours,