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Ode to all Mother’s!

IMG_4609Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!  It is marked on a calendar but once a year but hopefully we all revere time spent with our moms.  The shop is open for business but we have a full family day planned also.  It takes a village to run this small family business so my husband and one of my sons will treat me to an extra set of hands which is much appreciated.  My mother and siblings will arrive too for a family gathering after hours which I am so looking forward to!

Motherhood can apply to any caretaker as not everyone has to give birth physically to be a maternal influence to another.  Mother can apply to many roles in life.  As blessed as I feel to have children my heart also goes out to those mothers whom have suffered the loss of a child.  Mother’s Day can be an all too painful reminder for the indescribable pain suffered on a daily basis from that loss.  You women have my prayers.  I have had several customers lately that have really touched me as they shared their stories of pain and suffering from the loss of a child and/or a mother.  As my husband reminds me, “We are more than just a retail store, we are building a community!”

I feel such gratitude to have built a strong bond with many of my customers and vendors alike and it is an honor for me to be a confidante to others.  The stories are a gift of enlightenment to me as well as it is a realization that everyone has a story to share and each of us has SOMETHING!   I so hope that you have a restful and joyous day spent with those you love.

I will leave you to contemplate a quote from Saint Teresa of Calcutta.  Her wisdom speaks volumes as time is our most precious commodity and too valuable to waste not living our lives as fully as possible.  Remember the love of family is our greatest gift.  Time together will keep peace!  Your home should be a safe haven and your happy place and we are proud to help you decorate with what you love and ever grateful for your patronage.

Thanks for your sharing your lives and Happy Mother’s Day!

Maureen

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Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.” – Mother Teresa

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