Friday, May 11, 2012 favorite day

Sunday is Mother's favorite day. Motherhood has been a different journey for me, different from that of most of you reading this post. In more ways than not, it is the same...sleepless nights, visits from the Tooth Fairy, first day of school anxiety, countless boxes of crayons, homemade Halloween costumes and a couple of mortar very tiny from pre-school, one a bit larger from high school. Most of the milestones met...just later on the timeline. 

Parenting is a challenge, and the hardest job out there.. Parenting a special needs child comes with it's own set of challenges...and it's own set of gifts. 

Mother's Day is my favorite day because being a mother is the hardest job I've ever had, but it is the best job I've ever had...and I wouldn't change a day of it. Well, actually, I'd like a do-over of the day she got a giant toy mechanical mouse stuck in her hair on school picture day...but haven't we all had a few of those?

...heading for the indoor pool at Amelia Island...

Happy Mother's Day!

Enjoy the day,


  1. Such a beautiful daughter you have I can tell you two have a very close relationship! The love shine throughs in all your pictures :) Happy Mother's Day to you!!

  2. Very beautiful Mother & Daughter pictures!! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!!


  3. Robyn, such sweet pictures of you and your daughter. Wishing you and all the mother's out there a most wonderful Mother's Day.

  4. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos - and Happy Mother's Day!

  5. Loved that you shared this with us.
    Thank you, and may your Mothers Day be filled with joy and happiness!


  6. What wonderful pictures of you and your daughter! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day. Thanks for the beautiful post.

  7. Robyn, Happy Mother's Day to you too. Your daughter looks as sweet as can be. ~Ann

  8. doesn't get much better than that.....You two are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! :o) Wishing you a blessedly wonderful Mother's Day weekend my friend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  9. I to have a special needs child, my oldest daughter will always be with me!! I love our friendship and I can see the beautiful relationship between you and your daughter!! I wish you a very special Mothers Day!!

  10. A wonderful heartfelt post, you have raised a very lovely young women. Happy Mother's Day to you. Greetings from Maine, Julie.

  11. Loved reading your post..and even with the struggles, your daughter has the BEST mom ever! Happy Mother's Day love your preserve crocks in your header..just wonderful! Take care, Janice

  12. ...Oh Robyn, this brought tears to my eyes. Sweeter words couldn't of been said.

    ...Your daughter is so beautiful, as are you - you are truly blessed my friend. :o)

    ...Wishing you a truly joyous Mother's Day!

    ...And I also want to say 'thank you' for leaving such kind words at my place recently. Your kindness means more than you know. Again, thank you.

    ...Blessings :o)

  13. I love your post. I thought that I had send a comment but I must have forgotten to click on publish. It wouldn't be the first time nor the last,lol...

    I just love this picture of you and your daughter. Sometimes blessings comes in ways other that we plan and I can tell that the love bond is very strong between you and your daughter. You are both very pretty.

    I had to laugh at the comment you left on my blog. You look good in meringue. I'm still laughing.
    I hope that you are having a wonderful Mother's Day. JB

  14. Hello New Friend
    Your photo is what true Mothers Day is all about.
    Just beautiful.
    Happy Belated Mama's Day!
    Blessings Trace

  15. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day - beautiful pics of you and your daughter - both beautiful subjects!

  16. We never know where our blessing in life will come from, but they usually come from our biggest challenges. You are truly blessed with a beautiful daughter. Have a happy happy day.

  17. Robyn ~
    I swear I already left a comment, but I guess I didn'! I so miss my mind :)
    What a beautiful post! Love the pictures.
    Hugs :)

  18. A very beautiful post! I think God gives special needs children extra love so that they can spread it around! I have never met a special needs child yet that isn't smiling and sending out love, there are probably some out there but so far I haven't met them!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful daughter with us!!