Hi Friends, May is the month to celebrate moms and show our love and appreciation for all they have done for us. Read on for a special Mother’s Day Giveaway!
My mom Dorothy Swain was a wonderful artist, quilter, seamstress, and writer. She enjoyed decorating our home and making it a special place. She loved to collect family stories and illustrate them. From the time I was a young child, she put a paintbrush in my hands and encouraged my creativity. Mom used to sew most of my clothes. I remember seeing her bending over the sewing machine when I went to bed, and then waking up to find a new dress finished and ready to wear. Mom passed away several years ago, before my books were published, but I know she’d be happy to have another writer in the family. Photos below: My Mom, Dorothy Swain, and one of the beautiful quilts she made.
My Mother-in-law, Shirley Turansky, is a treasure. She is pictured below with me and my daughter Melissa. Shirley continues what my mom started, encouraging me to use my gifts and talents and love my family well. She is a huge supporter of my writing, and she often tells her friends about my books. Her faith in the Lord is strong, and I admire the way she continues to love and serve others every day. I am very blessed to have these wonderful women in my life as my examples.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m giving away a tin of Harney & Sons Mother’s Day Tea – A caffeine-free floral tea and a hard back copy of Vintage Tea Party.
To enter the giveaway leave a comment on this blog post and tell us one character quality you appreciate about your mom. I hope you’ll share it with her too, if you’re blessed to still have her with you. This giveaway is for US residents only and ends Monday May 10th, 9:00 pm Eastern time. I will contact the winner by email.
Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Reading!