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Amazing Moms!

My Beautiful Mama and Grandma!

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My mom and grandma have never been to the annual Tulip Festival in Skagit County, so I took the day off of work and drove us four generations up to La Connor, WA.  We had an incredible time filled with lots of laughter.  Let me tell you, the conversations that happen between a sassy great grandma (Gigi Ma) and a strong minded, great granddaughter are hilarious and always entertaining.  NEVER a dull moment.  I know these times are a rare treasure, times that Pascaline will remember for years to come.

I come from a line of beautiful mamas.  My mom is by far the most beautiful of all, inside and out.

She has a passion to see people encouraged.  Ever since I can remember, she has been extending a comforting word, a helping hand, to the discouraged heart.  I know my heart for empowering women comes from my mom…and my fighter’s spirit.  Wow, my mom…talk about a fighter’s spirit.  I’ve watched her rally my dad to keep fighting for the last two years since his car accident, even though she herself has been weary with an overloaded plate of caring for her husband while continuing to work.  I don’t know how she does it.  So many endless challenges and obstacles come her way, and somehow she plows forward that much harder.  And in it all, she is quick to laugh.

There is so much I could say about my beautiful mama.  But most of all, I’m deeply thankful for her.  She has made a BIG impression on me in what is worth fighting for in this life–and what is worth ignoring.  Where would I be without her.

Happy Mother’s Day to my incredible mama.  And Happy Mother’s Day to all the other mamas, young and old, grandmas and great grandmas, who continue to share their enduring love without reservation.

What is something your mom has taught you or passed down to you by example?  Or what is something you admire about your mom?

Happy Monday!





  1. pamela

    May 14th, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Amazingly beautiful & distinct women, with a thread woven through them…

  2. Sarah Nguyen

    May 14th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Love the four generations of women photo! And what a beautiful mama, inside and out, you have!

    Hope you had a fabulous mother’s day! 🙂 Thanks for inspiring so many moms, including me!

  3. kim curran

    May 14th, 2012 at 10:20 am


  4. Michelle S

    May 14th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I hope you had an AWESOME Mother’s Day, Me Ra!

    That is so awesome that Pascaline has 3 strong, beautiful women to look up to!

  5. Jennifer Leigh Tacbas

    May 14th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Gorgeous images of 4 beautiful women.

    My mom has taught me that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…and that a positive outlook is the best weapon against anything.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  6. Shelley Hohe

    May 14th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    What a beautiful post about your mom! You have such a lovely family and I hope you had a blessed Mothers Day!!

  7. Sara Arrigoni

    May 14th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Beautiful pictures and what an awesome legacy you have been given, and that you can also pass to Pascaline. And it is truly a blessing to have such a family (and truly unfair that any one set of women should have such an abundance of good genes!).

  8. Genie

    May 15th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    What fortunate lives full of love are reflected in your faces. Wow, we all want to be Pascaline – at least I do. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

  9. tony

    May 17th, 2012 at 2:46 am

    i am an amateur photographer. I enjoy this photo very much. thank you, hope you had a wonderful mother day 2012