Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

It's Mother's Day, as if motherhood were a state of being that occurred but once a year. Still, Hallmark aside, it serves as a lovely reminder of the three occasions I was able to play God and bring my children into the world.

Each of their birthdays is a special Mother's Day for me. If I had never accomplished anything else in my life, I would feel that I succeeded magnificently because of them. My children have grown up and become the people they were meant to be. It happened much too fast, but watching the whole process has been miraculous.

My memories of them at all the ages they have been so far give me great joy and sometimes, laughter. It's been the ride of a lifetime, and continues to fill me with wonder. I raised my own best friends, and I am truly blessed.

33 comments:

Judith said...

Such striking looking children. Im not religious by no means but i think this is a beautiful quote 'Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children'. I am so looking forward to see my girls grow up but not too quickly though - I hope they stay as sweet as they are. Happy mothers day awesome Mom!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Judith!

Thank you so much! And do enjoy your girls' every stage because you have no idea how quickly they grow up.

And you know, I feel that I could do it so much better now. Life is like that.

I love your quote. Sometimes I feel that I am God to the spiders who occasionally show up here because they live or die depending on the whim of a creature they cannot even comprehend.

QT said...

What beautiful kids! Happy Mother's Day to you - I hope you have a great one~

Lee said...

Oh my goodness..what beautiful children! Here's wishing you a wonderful day!

Ian Lidster said...

They are absolutely gorgeous. What magnificent eyes. I can tell you are very proud. Lovely testament, and a very happy Mother's Day to you.

Ian

EsLocura said...

Feliz dia de las madres, lovely post.

My heart runneth over... said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Your children are beautiful! I love what you said, that you raised them to be exactly who there were supposed to be.

All the best!
M

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Happy Mother's Day. You seem too young at heart to have three adult children.

riseoutofme said...

I think we all feel we could've done better!

Suffice to say, our best is good enough!

thailandchani said...

Something tells me it was no accident that you raised three of your best friends. :)


Peace,

~Chani

Josie said...

What beautiful children...! (They must look like their momma) :-)

Happy Mother's Day,
Josie

la cubana gringa said...

Happy Mama's Day!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Qt,

Thank you! The photos have faded and changed color, but I was feeling sentimental.

Lee,

The same to you and your beautiful boys, Hippie and Quirky.

Ian,

Yes, guilty as charged. I am proud of them.

Eslocura,

Muchas gracias, Muneca.

Maria,

I think it was more that I encouraged them be themselves. I didn't mess with the Master Plan too much.

Thanks for your kind wishes.

Squirrel,

I think we can be young at heart forever, no matter what the calendar says.

Riseout,

That's certainly true. You don't get any do-overs as a parent.

Chani,

However it happened, I feel very lucky.

Josie,

You're so sweet. There's an old pic of me on my other blog. I was a scanning fool last night.

La Cubana,

Thank you, and the same to Mamacusa!

meno said...

Beautiful pictures. Their little faces are just shining.

Voyager said...

Beautiful children. Happy mothers day to you.
My manchild is 20, part adult, part kid. Like you with your kids, I think of him as my most amazing achievement.
V.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Meno,

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

Voyager,

And to you and your son as well. I'm sure that nobody would blame us if we coasted on our laurels just for one day.

My Reflecting Pool said...

those are some beautiful children. Obviously a very good mom as your children are your best friends. That is something special thats to be cherished. Happy Mother's day to an inspiration.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Reflective,

Thank you so much. They are still beautiful people in every way. Lucky me!

A very happy M-Day to you, too.

flutter said...

This made me cry like you can't believe

Molly said...

The first time I read your blog you wrote about your mother, and I was immediately hooked...Lovely children. Hope you had a happy day.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Flutter,

I'm so sorry. That was not my intention, but I really appreciate your kindness and support. I'm so glad we've become blog friends.

Molly,

I knew we had been reading each other's posts for awhile, but didn't remember exactly when it started.

I love yours, too, so maybe we could go to blog addiction counseling together.

Sienna said...

Aaaahhh, Ooooo they are beautiful!

Hearts! seriously they are 3 absolutely beautiful children, they melt my heart...

Well done you guys, you and Mr Hearts!

Pam

Open Grove Claudia said...

What beautiful children! They are fortunate to have such a wonderful mom!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Pam,

Thank you! You're soooo kind.

Actually, Flip is not their dad, but he is their friend. I was married before.

And so it goes...

Claudia,

I'll tell them you said so. It can't hurt. :)

velvet girl said...

Beautiful kids.

Awesome mom.

Happy Mom's Day!

Anonymous said...

Your children look lovely, dearHeart. I hope your Mother's Day was just as lovely.

- It is I, your fan Erma.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Velvet,

Thank you so much. I hope your Mother's Day was lovely, too.

Erma,

I've missed you! So glad you could swing by again.

Thanks for the good wishes, and the same to you if they apply.

goodthomas said...

How did I miss this? Oh HinSF, this is beautiful, so beautiful.

Your children are very, very lucky to have you inside of them, to have you as their mother, their friend.

Love the eyebrows and the dark hair.

Happy Belated Mother's Day.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Thomas,

Thank you for your lovely thoughts. It is never too late to wish someone happiness of any kind.

I hope your lady had a beautiful day, too, with all her men.

CS said...

You captured that perfectly. It is a blessing, to be sure.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Cs,

I never imagined the depth of feelings I was capable of until I had children.

urban-urchin said...

Your children are so beautiful!!! What lovely shining eyes and wide smiles.

Happy Mother's Day!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Urchin,

Thank you! That is a very great compliment coming from someone with such beautiful children of her own.

I hope that your day was as special as you are.