a mothers’ day bouquet


paying tribute to my mother seems almost futile; it’s just impossible to even approach a worthy expression of admiration, adoration and appreciation. linda jacobson eyre is the most incredible woman on earth and has given me everything in her example and her love.

one of the trillion, gazillion things i am grateful to my mother for is instilling in me a love and appreciation of beauty, in all its forms. i thought of her, so surging with goodness, as i strolled through elizabeth gamble gardens in palo alto yesterday, enraptured with the glorious flora and fauna. i felt so thankful for the way she taught me to grasp, treasure and enjoy splendor. i wished i could share the flowers with her.

and so, here is a virtual bouquet for my magnificent mother:

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she is a marvel. she is saint. she is a goddess. and oh! i am just outrageously blessed that she is my mother.

i am also so grateful for the examples and goodness of my sisters and sister-in-laws, and of my dear friends who have recently become mothers. i am grateful for my grandmothers and my great grandmothers and all those women who came before them.

i believe so, so passionately in the power of motherhood. may we all celebrate its divinity fully today and everyday.

p.s. i want a baby


  1. I'm so grateful for all the mothering you have done for my kids, Char. You will make one marvelous mother one day. And you're right, our mom ROCKS!

  2. Beautifully said as always. Fully used words. Love.

  3. also listed some of your adjectives on the board today as i taught the 14-16 year olds and had them write/text/email their mothers. you are wise.

  4. WOW! How can I thank you enough for these wonderful words and bounteous bouquets? Simply fabulous! Sounds as though you forgot about all those days when I was a witch and I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    Love you forever!

  5. virtual bouquet- what a cute idea!


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