Monday, February 15, 2010

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall...


One of the funniest sayings I ever heard was,

"Mirror, mirror on the wall
I am my Mother, after all."

Most women want to be different from their mothers yet the mother/daughter bond is so strong, it's almost impossible to break.

My own Mother died four years ago this week and I miss her dearly. Sometimes words that come out of my mouth sound like something she would say. It's true that the influence of a mother on her child is strong and lasts a lifetime.

Sometimes even glimpses in the mirror make us think of our mothers. Speaking of mirrors, I want to share a few pictures of a Mexican mirror.

Tin craft is big in Mexico. Artisans there make very beautiful things out of tin, particularly mirrors.

Imagine my delight when I spotted a tin mirror at a yard sale last summer. It's price tag? A whopping $4. That just about made me jump for joy, right in the yard.

It has two doors that open up to reveal the mirror! Charming and nicely crafted, the mirror rests on a desk in my home office. I think my mother would like it.

The mirror is promised to family members, whenever they add another bathroom to their house. In the meantime, however, it's a nice piece in our own home.




Now, here comes a good question for you:

What is one way your mother influenced your life in a positive way?

6 comments:

Linda said...

My Mom is still alive and I am grateful for her everyday. She was and still is the best Mom. I know she influenced the way I raised my own children.

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Linda: Definitely, our Moms influence how we raise our own children (both good things and bad, unfortunately. ha!) I'm so happy you still have your Mom. Remember to give her lots of hugs. Sincerely, Susan

diane stetson said...

Now that is a fancy mirror Susan..I always remember the saying "Mirror mirror on the wall..whose the fairest of them all?" from Snow White...loved that movie when I was a child. I'm exactly like my Mother in more ways than one now that I'm getting older..miss her on a daily basis! xo

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Diane...Yes, it IS a fancy mirror, isn't it? The Mexican artisans do beautiful work. I loved Snow White, too. It was a great movie for kids of all ages! Take care and thanks for your visit and comment! Sincerely, Susan

Chatty Crone said...

I think the thing I learned from my mother was her strength in life despite all the hard circumstances she had to go through. She was tiny, but tough. I lost my mom in 2003. I am like her in some ways - wish sometimes I was more like her then I am. Sorry about your mom.

Sandie

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Sandie....Thanks for stopping by. Isn't it great we had our moms as long as we did? We were blessed! Sincerely, Susan

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