Sunday, May 9, 2010

mothers

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take."
~ Cardinal Mermillod



Today is the day we celebrate mothers.  I miss my mother every day, but today I miss her just a little bit more. This is my first Mother's Day without her and the first I will spend without all my own children home.  


In honor of all mothers, whether you are one or just love one, I share some art work by one of my favorite artists, Mary Cassatt. While not a mother herself, Mary Cassatt was able to capture the mother-child bond in many of her portraits. Looking at the simple slices of motherhood in these paintings makes my heart grow a little larger.















8 comments:

  1. I miss my mom today too. It's the first Mom's day I've been away from home. Sure, I called her, but it's not really the same. I don't think she'll ever know just how much I love her :) I'm sure your kids feel the same way too!

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  2. Beautiful pictures!!!!

    Thinking of you on this day.....

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  3. Wow, LOVE these paintings! Thanks so much for sharing them! Hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day!!

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  4. I have spent 9 Mothers Days without my mom now...
    either it gets easier or I have learned to distract myself better?! =) The beach helped this year! the quote and the paintings are beautiful!! Hope you remembered fun memories of your mom yesterday! that helps too! finding the memories that make you laugh! or smile!~ =)
    blessings.

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  5. The last one is my favorite. Such contentment. I feel like a jerk I didn't do a mother's day post now. :) Ah, next year.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  6. I love Mary Cassatt. I hope you had a good day yesterday.

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  7. Beautiful paintings. Mary Cassatt certainly captures the essence of what it is to be a mother...

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  8. I'm visiting after you stopped by to make my SITS day so special last week.

    I'm sorry you are missing Mother's Day with your mom. I can't imagine. (HUGS)

    Those are beautiful paintings!

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