I want to honor my Mom publicly here on my blog.
She is the cause of Kiser Krafts. My Mom taught me everything I know. She is the one who encouraged me to make the ideas I see in my head and to not be afraid to try something new. Also to try again a different way if it didn’t go as planned the first time. She is a corner stone God gave me to help support me, to help build me up, and to love me through all times in my life. So let us start with what her main influence in my life is…
|Mum-Mum teaching Penny to ‘paint’ on the trees leaves|
I am so glad the “Circle” will not be broken. And I can carry into the future the crafting my Mother taught me.
She truly made life brighter. Penny has a personality that just draws you to her. I can see her being a leader. Penny was and is a very good girl. She is tenderhearted, compassionate, joyful, humorous, and the ‘light’ in this dark and dreary world. A smile from her can turn a day from troublesome to terrific! For all the horror stories I had heard of Motherhood, Penny pushed ALL those out of my mind. She made being a Mom: easy. It helped though to know, MY MOM was only a phone call away!! And I hear myself tell Penny things my Mom told me. “Wear a clean pair of underwear each day.” “Make sure to wash your hands before you eat.” “Stepping on your brother, is not loving your brother.” “You must wear sock with tennis shoes.” Each time I say a statement from my Mom, I think about her and ‘thank her’ silently in my head for the good advice.
Daniel came second…and WOW! Not easy at all! He ate all the time…in a sense came out eating. He still doesn’t sleep all the way through the night. He is in constant need of my attention (which I have problems giving except nothing else would get done) and seems to always need something to eat. ‘Garbage Disposal’ is the best way to describe it. Danny is a joy, though. He is happy and jolly. His eyes suck you in and his grin melts the coldest of hearts. My Mom told me “I hope you have five boys, Kelly, just like you.” Well, I don’t have five boys (Praise the Lord) but I do have one little boy who is as busy as five boys. Danny is very observant and curious. Then he gets into things he ought not to. My Mom told me I “kept her on her toes ever while sleeping.” Growing up I never truly understood that statement. I do now! I feel like I should sleep with my eyes open and my ears tuned in. I am so glad my Mom demonstrated calmness when dealing with me and my siblings. It taught me how to handle my own children with a calm tone of voice. He is close to turning a year old. My how the year has flown. Danny is my exercise program and a way to enjoy exploring the world in a whole new light.
My Mom shows me so much in so many different ways. Whether, it is with work, play, or my own children, she has the wisdom to share when I ask for it. She works hard, plays harder, and loves to the core of who she is. I can only hope to be half of the Mom, women, she is. I love you Mom.