Welcome to my blog ~For Heart and Home~. Thank you to my dear friend Linda from New York who took the pictures I sent her and made this beautiful banner for me. I visualized what I wanted it to look like and she made it happen. That is my sister and I as youngsters and yes, that is the home I grew up in during the 40's and 50's. Right about now, you are all probably saying, my goodness she is old. I am vintage, just like fine old lace. Thank you also to my good friend Debbi, from Oregon who answered questions non stop while I was trying to navigate the workings of the blog world. What is so wonderful is that friendships can reach across the miles and even tho we have never seen each other in person - through the wonders of the computer, we have developed that bond. Also, a big thank you to my good friend Mona also from New York, who often helps me after I have totally screwed something up on the computer. I feel very Blessed to have you all as my friends. Thank you and I hope everyone enjoys my blog. I know I will.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


This Sunday is Mother's Day and I want to take this opportunity to wish all the mothers of the world a very Happy Mother's Day.

All year you have planned and served meals, washed and ironed clothes, cut grass, planted flowers, watered flowers, washed floors, dusted furniture, vacuumed carpets, paid bills, mended clothes, sewed on buttons, washed windows, bought groceries, baked cookies, washed little faces, dried tears, read stories, colored in coloring books, took out the garbage, raked leaves, pulled weeds, made beds, gave advice, took advice, car pooled the kids to soccer, baseball, hockey and music lessons, helped with homework, volunteered at your child's school, visited a sick relative, provided a shoulder to cry on and a good listening ear, and in your spare time you went to work to help keep your household afloat, and on Sunday worshiped with your family in your church of choice. You are stronger than you think and smarter than you believe yourself to be. Mothers love unconditionally, live for their families, and provide the glue that keeps the family together.

On this your special day - rejoice in all that you are and take credit for all that you do. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers of the World. You are all special people.