Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day to my Other Mothers

My daughter, Arielle, coined the name "Other Mothers" for all the women in her life who cared for her and gave her love and advice as she grew into a woman. Other Mothers are great, they tell you what you need to know, and because they are not your mother, you hear what they have to say.

I want to recognize and thank the women in my life who cared for me, were amazing role models, and shared their wisdom with me as I grew up and are still mentoring me to this day.
Thanks and orchids to:
Mary Helen Maresh, my maternal Aunt, who has been there for me since day one. She proves to me that you can be a beautiful, powerful, sexy and accomplished woman at any age.

Mary Nebel, who taught me about life outside of the tiny town I grew up in, to love education, culture and classical music.

Glenda Martin, who teaches me weekly about the journey through life.
And to all the Other Mothers who have been in my life, some of them for just a brief moment, others for years. Thank you!

This is a Calypso Orchid that grows wild in the shade of our forest. Tiny and precious, they are also called Fairy Slippers.
Thanks to my dear friend,Gayle, for this picture and memories of a wonderful walk in the Springtime.