This week its mothers day in NZ, its not a day that brings me any joy in the last couple of years, it just seems to exacerbate my childless state.
It never used to though. Never really bothered me at all really, having no children was my 'lot' in life.I just pulled up my big girl panties and got on with it. Then a couple of years ago one of my colleagues - who thankfully does'nt work with us any more - said one of cruelest things, and unfortunately I can't seem to let it go.
We were discussing at work what each of us had received for mothers day. I mentioned that the dogs had bought me a book. My colleague could'nt believe it saying I was'nt a mother and therefore was'nt entitled to a mothers day present. Sure you can think whatever you like about it, but do you really need to say it out loud?! No one said a word in my defence so I guess they were either as stunned as I was or agreed but not rude enough to say so. It turns out that they were all stunned and disgusted. My reply to her was that not everyone was blessed enough to have children and in this day and age there are different definitions of 'mother' and walked out the office. I have never received an apology.
Yes I need to move on! I know this. So for all you mothers out there of fur babies or humans ;) I have a giveaway. A very generous one. All you have to do is comment on this post and become a follower - you can never have enough followers :) and I will post anywhere in the world!
Theres quite a mixture in there: washi tape, Prima flowers, mask, and canvas alterables, some Dusty Attic, papers and embellishments from Glitz Designs, doillies, glimmermist and some Collections items.
Im guessing I should give you something a bit cheerier to comment on! So heres a card I made for a friend of mine who's heading off to the UK to work and tour around the place. Ive used Graphic 45 French Country - this collection I just love!
And a layout using the blue pieces in the collection - this appeared in Scrappin Patch's newsletter this month. I was determined with both this and the card that I could do both without a scrap of Prima lol and I did. Im thrilled with how both of them turned out. What do you think?
The photo incidently is Forbes at 8months old :) - four generations.
The giveaway is open for a week and will be drawn on Friday May 17th.
Happy Mothers Day!