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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Mothers Day Super Hero

 In honour of Mothers Day here in Canada and the United States, I am re-posting a poem written five years ago since I have a new group of readers. For the last few years I can honestly say I have been celebrating Mothers Day
everyday! I am very blessed  so this Sunday  we will enjoyed  a day
of rest for our family to do whatever is easiest and makes them happy!!
Everyday Super Hero, Birth of her day 
With a cloth in hand
She births her day
Throwing laundry
In baskets
Chopping food in her way

 She folds, makes beds
Runs up and down stairs
Answering questions
Gets breakfast,
makes lunches
Braids hair,
Inspects Homework
She showers, shaves
Throws makeup to face
Runs out the door
At a phenomenal pace
Drives children to school
Rushes to work
it doesn’t end there.
Dashing home late
with dinner to prepare
Children’s lessons to attend
Their practices to police
Fights to deter
Relatives to see
Stories to be read
Talks to be had
Exhausted she longs
For the comfort of bed
 More laundry
more dishes
The phone
Rings again
Dog needs
A walk
Kitty needs fed
 Ongoing obligations
Stir in her head
Along with
The guilt of
Things unattended
Like bills, the garden
Pants needing mended
 On and on she
spins like a top
No time to get ill
Or grieve
Thing she’s not
It’s a luxury
Her day
Simple won’t afford
With all that she does
She deserves
A reward
 Yet she’s
often Misjudged
Not Pampered
Not praised
Pitied  by those
Expecting her to date
 Still she conquers her list
Feeling overwhelmed
Yet rarely complains
As Critics peer on
Examining what’s missed
 Heroic,  honorable
Single moms of our times
Giving up evenings
to spend with her kids
 An epic woman 
In her effort to please
Yet so often treated
Like a contagious disease

 Although this was written with all the single moms  in mind, I dearly
respect all women who manage to pull off working a job,  
while raising a family....... you are also my superheroes!!!
It's sometimes just a little harder with no partner to confer with
about finances, household mishaps and raising children.
No one to carry part of the load during the daily drudgery. Of
course their are extenuating circumstances where women have
the burden of elderly parents, a mentally ill spouse, or disabled
partner. Also very burdensome situations with little time
allotted to self preservation!! Cheers to all of you! Single or not you 
can all relate to the many things women do in a day! 
You all deserve a holiday on a deserted island....or should I say
 a yummy Dessert-ed Island!!!
 Raspberry Delight
2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons of margarine
3 tablespoons of sugar
Mix those three ingredients together
pack down into a 9x13 pan

place in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes

Prepare 2 cups boiling water add 2 packages of raspberry Jello stir well
then add a 600 g package of Frozen raspberries to the hot jello and stir
Place the mixture in the fridge for a bit then stir half way through ...
so it's a thickened but not solid

Beat one cup of white icing sugar
with one package of cream cheese 8oz Then fold in the 500 g tub of Cool whip

After the graham cracker base cools, put a thin layer of the cool whip mixture over the whole base
then spread all the raspberry mixture,

finish off with the rest of the cool whip mixture.....
sprinkle some loose graham cracker crumbs for eye appeal
Store in the fridge.....can be doubled and frozen too!
So yummy my brothers favorite dessert!

Mother or not, I hope all women will take this time to honour who they are and do one special thing just for yourself! Love you ALL!! 

What is one thing you  can do to honour yourself? 


Meihsia Liu said...

Such a beautiful and sweet post! Love it! :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Another wonderful post. Thanks for sharing the recipe.Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Kate Robertson said...

Love the poem and sentiment. Great drawings. Happy Mothers Day.


Abigail Davidson said...

Very sweet energy in these pieces, especially the styling of hand-lettering!

Clare Lloyd said...

Fab poem and art work. Delicious look dessert too! Happy PPF

Paper rainbow said...

A lovely poem. You are right single mums do have a never ending list of jobs and often little thanks. Wishing all mums a happy mothers day

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Happy Mother's Day, my friend! May your day be filled with the blessings of your dear family and your whimsical art. (I love the poem, which I believe could also apply to any mom trying to balance family, housework and a professional job.)

Simona C. said...

Love reading your posts! Happy Mother's Day!

My name is Erika. said...

Enjoyed your post. Nice poem, and SO TRUE! We Mom's do so much work we need more than a day! And that's just for ourselves! Great art this week too.

Nic McLean said...

Happy mothers day (I always wonder why it's a different date from the UK?) a lovely poem about all that mothers do. x

Linda Kunsman said...

Thank you for sharing that beautiful poem again-it truly is heartfelt and special! And thanks for that yummy calorie free dessert:) Happy PPF and happy Mother's Day to you!

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Such sweet art and poetry. :)

Christine said...

Wonderful tribute to Mothers Giggles, hear hear and have a wonderful mom's day weekend! Pretty fun art as usual.

GlorV1 said...

Love your poem. It is true that mothers do so much. Your drawings are awesome as always. Happy PPF!

Faye said...

Your poem is a fantastic tribute to Mothers, Sherrie. I love the sketches, which illustrate many of the ongoing jobs a mother has on top of her paying job. My hat is off to all mothers who have special burdens and manage to raise successful, respectful children. Have a happy weekend.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING post! A fab recipe- thank you!
Happy Mother's Day - Happy PPF!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A wonderful post, the pictures and the poem work so well together. So very true, single mothers are heroes.

Love and hugs

denthe said...

love the art and love the poem. So true ... And yes, I admit that I sometimes long for a holiday on a deserted island ... ;-)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Great poem and illustrations - they are delightful! We had Mother's Day in March in the UK, but this comes with every good wish for Mother's Day in the US and Canada! xxx

Susana Magenheimer said...

Love the energy in all the art work and the colors make me smile :D Cool poem and journal words.

Michellem said...

Great poem! All moms are super heroes in my book!

Anonymous said...

Loveley poem and dessert ;) happy Mother's Day to you, too and have a beautiful weekend...

Aga Gasiniak said...

Beautiful tribute to mums! Thank you!

Neesie said...

A fantastic post Giggles,
Loved the words and whimsical artwork. You've highlighted just how special Mum's are... whether single or not... unsung hero's each and everyone.
Have a wonderful time doing just what you please xoxo

Gillena Cox said...

sweet posting, have a good weekend

much love...

Ariel said...

Wonderful lines and they are so true...
Have a lovelyrics weekend

Lynn Cohen said...

Your poem says it all! And I am sure you did even more than that by yourself! You kids can be proud of their mom! They are lucky to have you! I love your art that electrifies the pages here with its boldness and brightness. I hold you and it in high esteem! Wishing you the happiest of Mother's Days! And EveryDays!

Tracy said...

Beeeeautiful illustrations with a story to tell, loved reading your post tomight!Happy Mothers day to you, Tracy xoxox

Beverley Baird said...

What a wonderful tribute! Loved your poem and all your lovely ladies illustrating your post!

Kim Dellow said...

Great poem and wonderful art! I hope you had a wonderful Mothers' day and did something special to honour yourself too. Thank you so much for linking up to Art It Friday - Show Your Face community share, it is great to see you there and hope to see you again. Kx

Karla B said...

Gorgeous poem and art, my friend!Happy Mother1s Day!

June Walker said...

Very cute paintings! I love your girl with dog especially!

June Walker said...

Very cute paintings! I love your girl with dog especially!

Nordljus said...

Wonderful poem and artwork, and that pudding looks delicious!Mum's are indeed superheroes. Every single day.

Katherine Jeanne Wood said...

Aww..what a sweet poem. I'm glad you re-posted it because I'm not sure if I've read it before. Happy Mother's Day!! :)

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I paint to honor myself. I was a single parent of 3 boys for 16+ years before remarrying. Not an easy task so single moms everywhere have my heart. Hope your mother's day was relaxing!

JKW said...

This is a wonderful tribute. The art is fun and the recipe looks great. Blessings, Janet PPF

massofhair said...

Wonderful Poem, stunning and fun artwork :-) xxx

Jo said...

Amen, Sister!!

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