Thursday, February 9, 2012

Inheritance: What Our Mothers Give

I suppose this should be written closer to Mother's Day, but Mothers have no time or boundaries.  I read a wonderful blog this weekend from The Gossiping Goddess who not only shared amazing photography from Southern England, but did a beautiful remembrance of her Mom who past a year ago.

It got me thinking about the anniversary of my Mom's passing a year ago March.  It has taken awhile to organize my emotions about it, and well, that will likely be a work in progress for some time.  But in honor of my Mom, I'd like to help someone else honor their's.  

I recently connected with a lovely woman from Israel who has an on-going fund for breast cancer research dedicated to her Mother.  Seems very timely with the recent dust up about the Susan G Komen controversy.  No matter which side of this debate you're on, what really matters is making sure the people who are still with us, that mean so much in our lives, get the help they need. 

When I saw that she had created her Facebook page, her Twitter and her Etsy for this cause with a portion of her Beauty Buttons going to this research, I felt compelled to ask how I could help. She jumped right in and sent me samples of her beautiful, custom, handmade buttons (right).  And as my first piece I created a bracelet (top left), which we will auction off to raise money for the cause.  We'll be sending details in March for anyone who would like to participate, so check back.

My Mother passed due to a rare condition called PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy).  Little is known about it, or its origin. But as a memorial to my Mother, I'd like to honor her by supporting research and causes for all Mothers. In hopes that they are with us longer. My Mom gave me independence, curiosity and a strong sense of perseverance. If your Mom is still with you, remember to tell her how much she's influenced your life. 


Marcela Gmd said...

I have an award for you on my blog!
I hope you like it!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

AntiquityTravelers said...

Thank you Marcela! What a lovely surprise, and another amazing post ... wow

beautybutoons said...

Thank you for your act
I'm so excited from your willingness to help
Your works are amazing and I'm sure that every woman will gladly buy them and wear them proudly

Lesley said...

What a great idea and I'm so pleased you found my post inspirational. I wish you every success with your fundraising for a worthy cause.

UniqueNique said...

Wishing you well in your endeavours I think it is an excellent way to honor your mother's memory.

M. Dy said...

Great blog!
i'm your new member now! mind to follow back? I'm waiting!
visit mine if you have a chance :)
my blog is about fashion information.

Warmest Regards,

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a wonderful dedication to your mom. I can not imagine what it is like to lose a parent and have been fortunate enough that both of mine are still alive and well. The buttons from Israel are beautiful. I love the bracelet you created!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Lyne! so glad to see you here ... thank you for the beautiful buttons. The next bracelet will post soon! xo

AntiquityTravelers said...

Lesley - I loved your post .. it was beautifully done and an inspiration

Thanks UniqueNique and M.Dy for visiting my blog .. welcome! I'll check yours

Val thanks for the kind words. I have had a lot to reflect on this year. But I'd like to do something productive in my mom's honor. I know she would have liked that.

Kate said...

Great post!Lovely!

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful pieces and I really like that they will be auctioned off to help with a worthy cause. Your Mother is looking down on you with a smile.

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