Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

When I arrived in this world, I am told, I was born with a paralyzed side of my face and the inability to open my left eye. From early photos, I always was the one with the very strange expressions and an odd look on my face. My mom always told me how beautiful I am and said it didn’t matter that my eye wouldn’t open, and God made me that way so everyone would think I am giving them a *wink* and fall in love with me. That is how my mom is. She sees the bright side in things. She is looking for the good in every situation–the silver lining–no matter how difficult life could be, she taught my brothers and me the same. Imperfections and differences make you beautiful, and that same thought applies to each piece I make by adding some “imperfect” characteristic.

We never had much, but we always had enough, and we always appreciated everything my parents were able to give us and make happen for us. I was given a strong work ethic, and that is why I do what I do by pouring my heart into each stitch of every piece I create. I could easily be doing any job and the same ethic would apply because it has been instilled in us by a mother that insisted we do the work. We learned how to cook, clean, pick up after ourselves and do laundry from a young age so we could appreciate how hard it is and never take people or things for granted; to have pride in doing and completing a job right from the beginning so we didn’t have to do it again and again.

My mom has walked with me through my journey with Crohn’s disease, and with each step, she has promised that I will never be alone as long as she can draw breath. She is responsible for my love of crochet when she handed me my first crochet hook and ball of yarn and taught me this craft. Little did she know how much this would mold my life and become a lifeline and a form of therapy for long hospital stays. To have the support and love is a gift I shall always cherish. But more than that, I realize I will never be lonely with her by my side, to look for the good and positive no matter what the situation, never feel sorry for myself, and that I always have a forever friend.

My mom is not like other moms. She and I have been through so much in this life. Whenever my brothers and I have troubles or burdens, it’s easier to bring them to my mom and she takes them away and makes everything better. My mom has been by my side at every hospital stay, every doctor visit, every medical test, even when doctors couldn’t help me, she helped me get through it all. I will never be able to thank my mom enough for all that she has done, is doing, and will do for me.

My mom is my best friend.

I wouldn’t be who I am today if it weren’t for her.

My mom never gave me any idea that I couldn’t do what I wanted to do, or be who I wanted to be.
She has taught me to have appreciation in everything I have and never take anything for granted. She has taught me how to love unconditionally, and she inspires me every day to make a difference in this world, even if it’s to help few or many. She is my biggest fan, and she is the closest thing to Superwoman anybody could ever be.
Please join me in wishing her and all the other moms (and dads or role models who fill those shoes) a fantastic day! It’s a thankless job sometimes, and you deserve more than one day of recognition.

12 responses

  1. What a beautiful tribute to your mom. You’re one of the really Blessed children that a mother cares to take the time to teach and shower with lots of love and security. It shows how much you’ve had in what really is all that matters in a lifetime, her love guiding you all through life.

  2. What a wonderful mother you have.
    You are very lucky and it explains that gorgeous smile that you always have despite your health problems. She must be as proud of you as you are of her.

  3. Beautifully said. Wishing your mom a wonderful day! I, too have a great mom, so we are truly blessed.

  4. Nadia you real blessed to have her and she look very beautiful and young. God has real gave you a wonderful Mother. Happy Mothers Day to Mama Nadia God Bless You both. Without Forget am Your Fan too in every stich You made I Follow. Stay Blessed You Two

  5. Beautifully said and you are BOTH beautiful souls. I understand you, I was born with Cerebral Palsy, but I don’t let it stop me, You and I make the best of the situation. I wish You and Your family Love, Laughter, Health, and Happiness Always. And I wish You and Nate a Very Happy Life Together. You Rock GF!! 🙂

  6. You are so loved and very talented. I feel like I know you. I always take your classes. Stay positive my dear because you brighten up my day when I crochet with you.
    Love & Light!

  7. I know exactly what u are saying and Iam the mom to 3 fantastic kids that have grown to wonderful compassionate adults. I love them to the moon and back and I know they feel the same. Iam so happy your mom taught u to crochet because I love following you and your wonderful crochet tutorials Nadia. God bless you and your mom 💐

  8. I know exactly what u are saying and Iam the mom to 3 fantastic kids that have grown to wonderful compassionate adults. I love them to the moon and back and I know they feel the same. Iam so happy your mom taught u to crochet because I love following you and your wonderful crochet tutorials Nadia. God bless you and your mom 💐

  9. What a beautiful tribute to your mother. You are very blessed– and so is she to have you for a daughter!! I love your posts. They are always so upbeat and so creative. I’m sure both your parents are very proud of you. I have so enjoyed my Pizzaz Poncho that you so beautifully designed and so generously shared. Please know that you are in my prayers. Carolyn

    Sent from my iPad


  10. This blog post goes to show that your mum is an incredible woman who’s selfless actions and love give incredible power to the word ‘mum’ (I am from Australia so we spell it ‘mum’ 🙂 ). I regularly follow your blog and haven’t ever felt the need to post a comment before today. Aside from thanking you for your wonderful free patterns, I would just like to say now that your journey through your afflictions and your surgeries etc. has been incredibly inspirational and to see your mum right there by your side says SO much about the character of the wonderful lady who gave birth to you. I take my hat off to both you and your mum and am sending an Aussie hug to you both on Mothers Day. You are both truly inspirational

  11. Happy Mother’s Day to your Mom. She’s raised a beautiful daughter. Our stories are a lot alike my daughter also has Crohn’s disease and has an ileostomy bag and she’s my hero, love all your work please keep on with your tutorials.

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