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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day to You and Yours...

This morning, around 8'ish, I got a call from my mom.
She was tickled pink to report that she had gotten my card and small gift I sent her in the mail for Mother's Day.

Sometimes it takes so little to mean so much.
Of course, it was in no way equal to all her sacrifices and love throughout the years; I could never repay that. Could any of us?

Yet, my gesture gave us both joy.

So on this Mother's Day, I'd like to wish you all, a Mother's Day filled with gifts, warm gatherings, and memories you'll treasure for years ahead.

I'd like to also issue a friendly reminder to keep your mom in your prayers, your heart, and in your thoughts--whether she's still here or gone before you.

Because certainly their role no other can replace. True?

I'd also like to share that Jen will be taking a much-needed break from blogging from May 12th-May 19th.

I hope you'll join me when I return, as I will be doing a "count-down" to Pen and Prosper's 4 year anniversary in the blogosphere-- effective June! Yay!

Look for more exciting posts, guest appearances, and maybe a contest or two!

If you're reading this, and you haven't already...Please consider becoming a "Pen" Pal by joining through Google's "Friend Connect" in the right hand, bottom margin of this site.

Have a great week ahead. I'll miss ya'. :-)



P.S. Feel free to leave comments in the interim; I check in from time to time, even on vacation...

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  1. Enjoy the break, Jen. You've earned it!

    Thank you for the Mother's Day wishes. My Momma is abroad but I will be calling her for Mother's Day and telling her how much I wish she was here.

    I'll be here for your four-year anniversary celebration! Enjoy the weekend...

  2. Much appreciation, Janette! Happy Mother's Day. See you then...

  3. Enjoy your blogging break. Are you working on a special writing project while you abstain from blogging?

    Happy Mother's Day. You're right. No one can take a mom's place.

  4. Thanks, Sioux. I really appreciate it.

    Though I always vow to take a "rest" when I "vacation" I'm sure I'll be working on a client's project or two, or some marketing (it's just in my blood). :-)

  5. Do you know that you are by no menas old enough, but you still provide the 'mom' services to your followers? You provide good advice, nurture, inspire, so happy week off to you. Enjoy. Stop by http://lindaoconnell.blogspot.com to see what I participated in for Mother's Day. It was in your town last week and filmed by NBC.
    You are appreciated!

    1. Jennifer Brown BanksMay 13, 2013 at 1:35 PM

      Do you know that you are a joy to have as a "fan", blog family member, and supporter? Thanks for your kind words, dearest. I can't believe there was a Mother's Day event right in my neck of the woods that I missed! Drats! :-) Congrats and much continued success. I'll check it out...

  6. Inspiring post, Jen. Even though my mom is gone, I have beautiful memories of her that I cherish. Now that I am a mom, I understand and appreciate even more the sacrifices she made for me.

    Enjoy your break, and congratulations on the 4-year blogoversary. We know that you will have exciting things in store when you return.

    1. Thanks so much, Yasmin.

      Hindsight is definitely 20/20 here. A parent's role is powerful, and so is their leagcy. Have a great week ahead...

  7. Grateful that I can still call my mom on Mother's Day, or any day, to check in and share life.
    Connected with you through Hope's newsletter. Your blog looks like a wealth of information.

    Play off the Page

    1. Mary,

      Welcome, welcome! It's a pleasure to have you here. I couldn't have said it better: it is indeed a blessing to call mom on any day!

      Thanks so much for joining my "blog family". Congrats as well--as my 200th follower, I have a gift I'd like to send you. Please get in touch at Gemsjen@yahoo.com with your info.

  8. Thanks for the Mother's Day wishes! Hope you are having a great break! :)