When I was in my twenties and thirties, I used to sit in church with tears rolling down my cheeks every Mother's Day when the minister would recognize all of the Moms in the congregation and instruct the ushers to pass out pink carnations. For seventeen years, I had hoped and prayed for a baby. My husband and I had given up hope after three miscarriages when we learned that I was pregnant with our precious daughter. For the past twenty-one years, I have watched her blossom into a beautiful young woman who I love with all my heart.

Since tomorrow is Mother's Day, I wanted to write a post honoring all of the Moms and Grand-moms out there in blogland I have come to know in the three short months I have been blogging:

Moms who spend time with their children like ~J, Tree, Terra, Dana, Brenda Susan, Kelly, Jen, Traychelle, Rosie P, Karin Katherine, Robyn, Oka, Soup Baby, and Purseblogger .......

Moms like The Empress, Phyllis at All Things Beautiful, Midwest Mama, Michelle, Melissa, Kathy, and Over Yonder who take the time teach their children at home.........

Moms like Adrienne, Lauri, Velvet Over Steel and Debbie from single/complicated who make sacrifices as single Moms to do their best for their children.....

Moms like T.J., Crystal, Messy Mommy, Heather,  Debbie who is becoming her Mother...lol, Teresa, Marla, Dolly, Michelle, Z and C's Mom, Bossy Betty, Arizona Mamma and Magee Mommy who laugh with their children.....

Teacher Moms like Bits N Pieces, Theresa M, Mrs. C, and Lipstick Life who are teachers in public or private schools.

Moms who put in "face time" like Turning Back the Clock, Anne, He Me + Three, Leslie, Elizabeth, and Frugal Vickie ......... 

Moms like me with one daughter like Aging Mommy, Stacy, Tammy, Tracie, and Jocelyn ........

 Moms who blog about their children like Shell with her little Monkey, Bear and Cub, Karen Blados with her punk and punkette, Sarah Lynn, Amy with her two girls, JDaniel's MomHelga, Angie,  and DebbieDoos and her boys.

Moms who never age like Java...sigh

Last but not least, the GrandMoms out there like some of my favorite bloggers: Jenny Matlock, Ms. Anthropy, Andrea, Bernie and Teresa at Too Many Heartbeats.

When I read your blogs, I delight in them so much because they bring back memories for me of time spent with my own precious daughter. Happy Mother's Day to all you card carrying Moms! You've earned it.



I don't know if you are a Mom or not, but Happy Mother's Day anyway!

He got blud, bones, a hart and made a Mom.



Why Did God Make Mothers?

Why Did Your Dad Marry Your Mom?

When Mother Teresa received her Nobel Prize, she was asked, "What can we do to promote world peace?" She replied, "Go home and love your family." 

I hope you all enjoy time with your family today!   Blessings


  1. Cheeseboy // May 9, 2010 at 1:28 AM  

    This post made me go "awwwww" much longer than I normally do. God surely loves moms.

  2. glenda09 // May 9, 2010 at 1:42 AM  

    AWWWW How sweet!!! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!!!! Did you get to read that book? I did my review finally. I was using dial up for awhile and wasn't able to stop by lately.. Love the post!

  3. VKT // May 9, 2010 at 1:45 AM  

    Thanks Cheeseboy...you are a sweetie. I hope you and your wife have a wonderful day tomorrow.

  4. He & Me + 3 // May 9, 2010 at 2:10 AM  

    What a nice post. I love the pictures of the kids work. Cute.
    Have a blessed Mother's Day!

  5. Tree // May 9, 2010 at 2:17 AM  

    Thank you my dear friend!! I can see the love that you have not only for your daughter, but for your "children" at school. You are such a wonderful person, and I'm glad to call you my friend.

    Have a very blessed and happy Mother's Day!!

  6. Ms. Anthropy // May 9, 2010 at 2:17 AM  

    All of them are great, but my favorite is "Why did God make mothers... Be cuz mommys do not wont to be alone" What a wise and knowing child! (I feel the same way)


  7. Bits-n-Pieces // May 9, 2010 at 2:43 AM  

    aww! thanks for mentioning me!! I'm so enjoying our new friendship!! Happy Mother's Day to you sweet mom!

  8. RosieP // May 9, 2010 at 5:11 AM  

    What a lovely post.

    Hugs RosieP x

  9. Mr. Stupid // May 9, 2010 at 6:58 AM  

    Cute post. Moms make our lives beautiful...:)
    The kids sure did a good job with all the questions. Very funny!

    Have a good day.

  10. Jocelyn // May 9, 2010 at 8:39 AM  

    Love this post and thank your for mentioning me!!! I just loved seeing the pictures of what the children created!!

    Happy Mother's Day sweet friend!!!

  11. Theresa Milstein // May 9, 2010 at 8:58 AM  

    I'm glad you finally got to be the mom you had always dreamed of being.

    Look how well you know your followers that you can give a shout out to all of these different types of moms.

  12. Oka // May 9, 2010 at 9:24 AM  

    Happy Mother's Day, what a wonderful post.

  13. Shell // May 9, 2010 at 9:32 AM  

    Those are so sweet! I love how little kids think. My Monkey had to do a fill-in-the-blank paper about me at preschool and One of his was My Mommy is ____ years old.

    He said 100. I laughed so hard I almost cried.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  14. Choices // May 9, 2010 at 9:54 AM  

    So priceless. I still have all the presents that my son gave or sent me through the years.
    Enjoy your day!

  15. Teachinfourth // May 9, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

    I love how you 'honored' all of those mothers out there…I'm glad we have one day set aside just to recognize all that they do and are.

  16. Dayngr | Dayngrous Discourse // May 9, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

    What an awesome post. Happy Mother's Day to you - it was so worth the wait wasn't it?

  17. Cinnamon Hollow // May 9, 2010 at 10:20 AM  

    This is such a great post honoring your mom friends. Happy Mothers Day to you!

  18. Anonymous // May 9, 2010 at 10:31 AM  

    Hi, Thanks, Enjoy your day! xo shelly

  19. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) // May 9, 2010 at 10:37 AM  

    Awwww! So sweet! Thanks for the mention! :)

    You're right - we certainly do have a lot in common, don't we? Cool!

    Loved all the kids interpretations - too cute!

    Happy Mother's Day! :)

  20. Raising Z // May 9, 2010 at 10:56 AM  

    What a beautiful post!!! The kids work is priceless. I received my first mothers day gift made by Z this year and I sobbed and sobbed. It meant the world to me :)

    Happy Mother's day!!

  21. Serendipity is Sweet // May 9, 2010 at 11:00 AM  

    What a beautiful, heartfelt post. Can't wait to visit some of these bloggers. Some I know, some are new.

    Happy Mother's Day to you!!!

  22. Phyllis // May 9, 2010 at 11:23 AM  

    Happy Mother's Day to one sweet mom and one sweet person.

  23. Cheryl // May 9, 2010 at 11:36 AM  

    That is the sweetest post I've seen on the blogosphere honoring moms! You rocked it! I know some of these women, but not many. I'm not a mom myself so frequent mommy sites where I'd easily find them. Probably my loss. Maybe I'll pretend so I can meet all your friends!

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

  24. Anonymous // May 9, 2010 at 12:37 PM  

    This is so beautiful...what a fantastic tribute to Mothers. You are wonderful & you know how highly I think of you!

    Happy Mother's Day! XOXO

  25. From Tracie // May 9, 2010 at 12:38 PM  

    So sweet!!! I love all those little pictures and answers from the kids.

    Have a very blessed Mother's Day today!

  26. jeff campbell // May 9, 2010 at 1:08 PM  

    Well teacher, that was quite a lesson...thanks for your visit...Peace and blessings to you on this super, blue sky Mother's Day...see ya soon

  27. Susan Fields // May 9, 2010 at 1:14 PM  

    What a beautiful post! I'm so glad you were blessed with your daughter after seventeen years and three miscarriages - I love to hear a happy ending!

  28. Crystal // May 9, 2010 at 2:06 PM  

    Thank you so much for having me in your post - you are an inspiration to me as well.

  29. Phyllis // May 9, 2010 at 2:11 PM  

    We had a fun laugh at your posting Happy Mother's Day to Katie at All Things Beautiful because Katie is my daughter and Phyllis is the Mom. The reason why we laughed is because Katie often does act as the Mom of our house since my disability. I guess she does deserve a Happy Mother's Day too!
    Take care,

  30. Bossy Betty // May 9, 2010 at 3:17 PM  

    Thank you so much for including me here! So sweet. Love them boys of mine and we do laugh together a lot!

    The drawings and sentiments are so cute!

    Happy Mother's Day!

  31. Jen // May 9, 2010 at 3:26 PM  

    Thank you for your sweet comment and for mentioning me. I can relate to your situation, but 17 years? You are such a strong woman. I don't know how I would have made it through for that long. Every doctor I saw told me the same thing, no possibility of children. My father told me it didn't matter what they said, that God is in control and would have the ultimate decision. He told me no matter what was wrong with me, God has the power to heal and to make anything possible. Hearing that, just made me break into tears. Oh no, I am getting teary-eyed and beginning to ramble... I am so happy you too were blessed and I wish you a Happy Mother's Day.

  32. Aging Mommy // May 9, 2010 at 3:56 PM  

    I love your blog and thank you so much for this beautiful post today of all days, and for thinking of all us other Moms out there.

    I hope you have a truly wonderful Mothers Day

  33. Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ // May 9, 2010 at 4:39 PM  

    Oh, that is so sweet!

    Thanks for visiting me again and for leaving another sweet comment. It always means so much to see you drop by. Thanks, too, for mentioning me here. I truly appreciate it. I just love your posts. They are filled with such love and grace. I bet your daughter is just as sweet and beautiful as her mom.

    I hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend and a truly Happy Mother's Day. You certainly deserve it!


    Teresa <><

    ♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥

  34. RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild // May 9, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

    This was very sweet. I love the kids responses to the questions.
    Happy Mother's Day.

  35. Sarah Lynne // May 9, 2010 at 5:05 PM  

    Happy Mothers Day!!

    Thank you soo much for you kind words.

    You and I both are truly blessed to have our children.

    That is a bond we will always share!!

  36. Feeling Fit With Dana // May 9, 2010 at 5:48 PM  

    What a wonderful post. Happy Mother's Day to you and I hope that you have gotten your pink carnation every year! I love the kid's answers. So cute!

  37. Tracie // May 9, 2010 at 5:48 PM  

    I just love those open-ended questions. I was secretly hoping for cards like that this year because I think they are so funny and precious.

    Thanks for the link! It must have taken you forever to do all those.

    Happy Mother's Day!!!

  38. blueviolet // May 9, 2010 at 5:59 PM  

    Have an absolutely wonderful Mother's Day! My daughter just turned 22 and I have a 19 year old son. We're both at the point where they're starting to fly, aren't we?

  39. Robyn Jones // May 9, 2010 at 6:09 PM  

    Awwww...thanks so much for mentioning me in your post...You made me cry...mind you I am feeling a little hormonal today...LOL! Thanks also for the link....It really MUST have taken forever to put all those up....I hope you also have a wonderful Mother's day...and I feel that your other babies in heaven would wish you one as well...You are mommy to four .... not only a daughter....

  40. Veronica Lee // May 9, 2010 at 6:38 PM  

    That was such a sweet post. Happy Mother's Day to you too and may your day be filled with happiness.

  41. Debbie(single;complicated) // May 9, 2010 at 7:05 PM  

    What a sweet post! Your story was so touching! YOU must have had so much heartbreak .. and then such JOY when your daughter was born!!! Thank you for the sweet mention!!

  42. Debbie // May 9, 2010 at 7:35 PM  

    That was awesome! Happy Mothers day to you too!~ As I was looking at all the cute cards and words written by those Kindergarten students, it really took me back to those years, and how fast they fly by...they are precious times to cherish. Thanks so much for reminding us.

  43. The Empress // May 9, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

    Oh, what a very nice surprise!! Thank you so very much for the mention, and you made me smile.

    Happy Mother's Day to everyone.

    And, thank you so much, VKT!!! It's been lovely getting to know you.

  44. SocialStudiesSoubrette // May 9, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

    What a neat post! I remember last Mothers Day when I did not know I was pregnant yet and I was sitting in Church during Mothers Day asking God for a baby. He had blessed me and I didn't even know it yet! My Little Bit is 3 months old and the best gift God has ever given me. God is good! Thanks for the post it made me smile <3 Happy Mothers Day!

  45. Leslie, the Home Maker // May 9, 2010 at 9:58 PM  

    Hugs, smiles, kindnes and God.
    How beautiful.
    I just love reading children's writings- they are so real, aren't they?
    I maintain that children are fresh from God, and therefore have insight that we don't.
    Am I right?
    Thank you for mentioning me--you are so so sweet!
    I am not a grandmother yet.
    (But I hope to be someday!)
    I have two girls- one is 19 and one is 15.
    I am so happy that God blessed you with your daughter.
    Aren't they precious?
    I love mine with all my heart, too.
    Blessings to you this wonderful day!

  46. Anonymous // May 9, 2010 at 9:59 PM  

    Thank you so much! I hope you have had a wonderful Mothers Day too! So glad we have met through blogging. :)

  47. Adrienne // May 9, 2010 at 11:21 PM  

    This Post made me cry, You are wonderful! Happy Mother's day

  48. Brenda Susan // May 9, 2010 at 11:59 PM  

    Hey thanks so much for mentioning me! This was a fun post to read, great idea!
    Happy Mother's Day!

  49. Miss Angie // May 10, 2010 at 12:02 AM  

    Happy Mother's Day! That was a great post!

  50. Terra H. // May 10, 2010 at 4:43 AM  

    Thanks so much for mentioning me in your post. Very much appreciated. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

  51. Helga // May 10, 2010 at 7:07 AM  

    Happy Mothers Day to you too :o) Thank you for mentioning me in your post!

  52. Tracychele @ The Week-Ender // May 10, 2010 at 7:08 AM  

    "Out of the mouths of Babes"! I love that you added the kids writings. That was so sweet to read! Thanks for making me smile! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Have a great Monday!

  53. LoveMy2Dogs // May 10, 2010 at 7:14 AM  

    Great post and thanks for the mention. :) Hope you had a great Mothers' Day.

  54. T.J. // May 10, 2010 at 9:22 AM  

    I believe that must ooze sweetness and not blood inside you (Like yummy Vermont Maple syrup sweetness ;)!!).

    What a wonderful wonderful bloggy friend you are! Thanks for such a sweet post and sweet, sweet mention. It's inspiring to think of Moms as a whole, but to see all the wonderful bloggy Mama's mentioned here makes my heart swell even more with pride for Mamas.

    Happy Mother's Day to you, too!!!

  55. Lady Hill // May 10, 2010 at 1:26 PM  

    This is an awesome post.
    Happy Mother's Day to you! (a bit late but genuine)

  56. Angie S // May 10, 2010 at 1:42 PM  

    Fabulous post! Thanks for mentioning me your so sweet :)

    I hope you had a great day!

  57. DUSTINE // May 10, 2010 at 3:41 PM  

    I continue to be amazed at you and your commitment to all that you do! You are a teacher, wife, mother, pet-owner, AND consistant blogger...but on top of that you make it a point to read so many blogs consistantly!! You are so kind and compassionate toward all your blog friends. You are truely an amazing lady.

    LOVED the papers the kids wrote! Wonderful handwriting for kindergarten students!!! My oldest is in 1st grade and comes home with some really special papers sometimes too!

    God bless...Dustine

  58. Marlene // May 10, 2010 at 5:53 PM  

    I *am* a mom! I have two beautiful young adult daughters....19 and 22. Thank you so much. xoxox

    I hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day, also. I'm so glad you were blessed with a beautiful daughter after all that heartache.

  59. Ms Bibi // May 10, 2010 at 7:43 PM  

    What a sweet post. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

  60. kristi // May 10, 2010 at 7:55 PM  

    My daughter is 14........sigh. We have our days. My son is 8. He is loud and fun and wears me out. I would be lost without them.

  61. ellen // May 10, 2010 at 8:04 PM  

    So happy to see you are blessed, VKT. Your beautiful daughter, wonderful work with children, etc. I loved the comments on the questions. So very funny!

  62. Together We Save // May 11, 2010 at 12:13 AM  

    Oh my!! such a sweet post! You brought tears to my eyes.

  63. Stacey // May 11, 2010 at 8:24 AM  

    Thank you friend! But was I the Stacey with one child? I do have three more - you just remember my post about Amber - ha ha! But I am an only child - so I can relate. I just love reading your post. Thanks for making us smile!

  64. Frugal Vicki // May 11, 2010 at 3:40 PM  

    This was such a beautiful post, it made me cry. My neighbor just got pregnant after three miscarriages and trying~they got pregnant the month before they were going to do IVF. I always remember those that weren't blessed with the same things I was blessed with.

  65. Messy Mommy // May 13, 2010 at 2:01 AM  

    Ah, what a sweet post! Thank you! I am so glad that God blessed you with a daughter. There's no greater job than being a mom!