My grandmother Rosie Lollis
I owe my over all craftiness to her. There was NOTHING this women could not make, bake, or throw together at a moments notice. She did it all ... literally. I remember spending so many weekends at the craft and fabric stores with her. It's no wonder they feel like a second home to me. Without her I wouldn't be able to take a bunch of NOTHING and make it into something FABULOUS!
My mother Ghislaine Francoise Staden
My mother and I may not always see eye to eye on things, but I know now, being a mom and all, that she was right about a lot of things. And me being the stubborn woman I am (another gift from her) I will only admit it on days like this.
I am a mother now, and so I know
Hard work is mixed together with the fun;
You learned that when you raised me long ago.
Sacrifice, devotion, love and tears,
Your heart, your mind, your energy and soul--
All these you spent on me throughout the years.
You gave me strength and sweet security,
And then you did the hardest thing of all:
You let me separate and set me free.
A mother like the mom you were to me.