Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Tribute To The Mamas ♥

Okay, so no offence to mothers everywhere...but I do have a few faves. Yes, of course my own Mum tops the list with my Grandma Myrtle who has been gone for a long time but still rests in my heart. Love you Gram. But today I want to give a shout out to a few of my wonderful girlfriends who touch my life everyday. You are beautiful, special ladies who deserve tribute every single day.
Connie and Annalisa...these girls survived La Loche with me and I couldn't have lived without them! Connie is resourceful, a wonderful cook (those cookies are still the best EVER) and is always up for a game of Kaiser (even if we lose). Annalisa is a beautiful musician, has the prettiest smile I have ever seen and has an eclectic style I envy. Both have hearts of gold.

Leica what can I say about you today that I haven't said 100 times before? This girl has some serious scrap talent, loves her man and kids fiercely and is always up for a roaring good time whether we are at a scrap event or letting the kids run around in pajamas and capes. Who wouldn't like a friend like that?

Megan may have a soft, innocent personality but when it comes to strength of character, this girl has it in spades. She watched her babe fight cancer and was there every step of the way. She is the pillar of her family. She held my hand before I walked down the aisle at my wedding and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

Clockwise from me at the top, my sister in law Alana, due to give birth in July! Hard worker doesn't begin to describe her. Passionate about her ideas and knows her mind. My other sister in law Kimberly has the most caring heart I know. She is quiet sometimes but you would never know that with the way she loves and cares for her family. She has a resilient spirit that most people only dream of. And my friend Jelena...who is so bubbly and loving. She has this radiant glow about her that draws people in. Don't be fooled by her carefree attitude. She is a protective mama who knows what's right for her babes. Love you girls!!!

I met Kelly a few months before our northern post. And thank God every day for that. She is my close confidant, the other half of my creative heart. We met for a reason and don't take that for granted. She inspires me to do more every day. And I hope it's ok with her that I put her naked belly on the internet...again. LOL

And of course my sister Dennica. We did not fully appreciate being sisters for a long time. But that doesn't matter now. We rely on each other for understanding and compassion. No matter what the world thinks, my sister is behind me and I am behind her. She has drive to achieve what she wants out of life. No matter what obstacle is thrown in her path.
Those are some of my girls. The Mamas who inspire me, listen to me when I need an ear, stand when I need to lean. They love strongly, fight passionately and believe in themselves.
Happy Mother's Day to each of you. xox


Julie Cortens said...

Happy Mothers Day to you Kate.
The Blog looks great!

Kelly said...

Awwww.... that is so sweet. And for the record, I do care that you put my preggo belly on the internet. Let's just say for the record - I was preggo - not fat. OK, I was a little fat - but mostly preggo.

Sheryl said...

Hey Kate. I love this tribute to your friends.

Leica said...

wow, you are AMAZING too dahling! and you two girls looked fabulous pregnant!

jelena neudorf said...

awww Kate, I love you sooo much, you just made my day! Not gonna lie tho, I just about teared up lol. You amaze me lady oxoxox