I had a dream about my mom the other night. We were shopping and laughing and she was eating a lemon ice cream cone. My mom loved lemon meringue pie.
So I created this bird for her:
My mom had beautiful handwriting. She wrote the best thank-you cards.
Note: I included the last handwritten thank-you card I received from my mom behind my bird.
When I was creating this bird, I was reminded of how she taught me to write handwritten thank-you notes. It is rare to receive one these days…
Note: The body of my bird is from an old Etiquette book on writing thank-you notes. Here is a close-up so you can see:
My mom always had a beautiful garden of flowers, bushes and trees in her yard. We used to walk around her yard and she would tell me the names of her plants. She kept a journal of her plants and the date she planted them.
Note: The beak of my bird is from her journal. One of the flowers she listed was a Mum.
My mom was always giving me her advice – her “2 cents.” I didn’t like it much when I was younger but now I miss talking to her.
Note: The “2-cent stamp” on my bird’s face.
Mom took short-hand in college. I’m thankful I didn’t have to learn it. I just had to learn how to type. Computers were just starting to be used when I went to college. Yes, I know admitting this does age me a bit…
Note: The bird’s tail is from a short-hand book.
My mom was a wonderful cook. I really miss being treated to one of her home-cooked meals.
Note: The words from the songbook that my bird is standing on:
My mom loved nature and the outdoors. She is one of the reasons I love birds!
Note: My mom had open heart surgery in January of 1999. She had a stroke and was unable to recover fully. She passed away in July of that year. I miss her and think of her often.
May this bird remind you of happy memories with your own mom. I would love to hear about them!