Monday, 9 May 2011

A Mother's Love

I hope all the mothers out there had a beautiful and relaxing Mother's Day. Jason and I had breakfast with my mum and dad after church, then we had afternoon tea with Jason's mum. I don't have my camera at the moment so wasn't able to take any pictures which was a shame. 

I wanted to dedicate this post to my wonderful mum. She has been so amazing over the years and I truly don't know what I would do without her. She taught me so many things, one on being unique and that it's alright to be different (I went through a whole stage where I wanted to change my name to make it more normal and wanting my hair to be straight and black, instead of dark brown and curly/wavy - mum always said I would appreciate my hair when I got older. Especially the colour. And now I love that my hair is naturally dark brown with tinges of auburn).

She was a great example in many ways and one of them is her unfailing love and faith for our Lord. I look up to her and see how she does life and I want to have her faith, I want to be able to pray like her. And when people say I look like a 'little Marilla' it makes me glad. I hope I can follow her example and one day be the mum that she was to me. 

Here are a few random photos I picked. I realised that most of the old photos are at my parents house so I can't share some of the other mother/daughter moments. 

Just after I was born. This was our old house in Sydney. 

I was maybe two or three here. Still at our old house in Sydney. 

A few years ago (like 6). This was at Carindale shopping Centre. 

My 21st party. It was a Mexican Fiesta theme. 

At a wedding in Sydney. I guess it was a trip with the parentals too. 

Still on our Sydney trip, playing tourist. Though we used to live here so I don't know why we play tourist. 

A Mother's Day breakfast from a few years ago. 

Graduating from University. 

A Christmas from a few years ago. 

Going to a function at church for the SHE rescue home. 

And the Wedding day :) 

Seriously, I have the best age genes. I will never look my age because my parents don't look like theirs (of course they would never let me reveal that here haha)

So, I want to say thank you to my mum for being the best example that she could be, for her unwavering faith in the Lord and for loving me. To all the mums out there and mum's to be, you are so precious and amazing. 


Style, She Wrote said...

What a sweet and wonderful post. Happy Mother's Day! xo style, she wrote

Karina Pacheco said...

First of all I have got to say this is the sweetest post ever for such a special mami :) Happy Mother's Day to your mama!! I am SO happy you had a wonderful day!!

I really hope your feeling better from your last post! Love we have all been there or are there! I have also been feeling a little like that. I will be the big 3-0 very soon and I feel like I'm still not that grounded in certain areas of my life, there are still many things that I want to accomplish. But it's never to late as long as there's life and will, there's always still a possibility and hope :)

As for comparing yourself to other girls!! Love you are the sweetest, humble, lovable, great friend, and beautiful sister!! I love you and hope you are feeling better!!

So happy for you to take a creative course of some sort!!

Love you lots my beautiful friend xoxoxo

Claire Kiefer said...

You do really look like your mama! This is such a sweet tribute to her. I especially love how the two of you are sitting exactly the same way in the Christmas picture. :) Happy Mothers' Day to your beautiful mom.

Sandy a la Mode said...

what a sweet post dedicated to your beautiful mother!!

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Your mum is beautiful, and you look so much like her! Hope she had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Jacqueline Roy said...

What a very lovely post and dedication to your mother. :) You really look so much alike.

heather said...

aw gracie this is so sweet! i love these pics of you and your mom. and that one in the sunlight with (i think your dad) from the wedding! just stunning!

you two have such incredible, giving smiles! xox

Claire said...

such a lovely post and pics :)

Rhianne said...

such a lovely post :) I hope your Mum had a wonderful day

Renee said...

that's so sweet!

I'm Sydney. said...

Oh my my. You have such a wonderful mother :) I hope you enjoyed your day with her! And that you follow in her steps, which, with what I read, seems to be exactly what you're doing!

Micaela said...

oh wow! she looks like your sister!!! i LOVE the photo of you guys at breakfast... just full of LOVE! this whole post is and just made me smile. gorgeous!


Labour of Love said...

with tears in my eyes, sweet Gracie...what an endearing + beautiful tribute to your gorgeous mum! you remind me of what i hope my lil' munchkin princess might be when she grows up~a loving + adorable daughter~just like you!...the beauty your mum+you have is striking! i absolutely adored walking through memory lane with your precious + sweet pictures...thank you so much for sharing such sweetness! xoxo jo;)

Sirpa said...

How wonderful pictures of you and your family! You and your mother look so much alike, both really really beautiful!

Anastasia said...

such a beautiful post Gracie - your mum looks so warm and loving and cant believe how much you two look alike!! gorgeous!!

Amanda said...

You look so much like your mama! Love this post--it's so important that they know how much we LOVE them, isn't it?

P.S. Love seeing baby you :)

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

You look SO much like you're Mum. You have amazing genes!

I hope your Mum had a great Mother's Day :)

x Jasmine