Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Shhhh... Can You Keep a Secret?

Today is my mother's 65th birthday, and I'm about to go give her this little box.

Although she can't paint (just cause she hasn't tried) or sculpt, she is the single most creative person I know! Oh if I could only share with you all the radical things she did her many years as a kindergarten teacher!

Mom and I have a one-of-a kind relationship. I wouldn't call her my best friend - cause I don't tell her everything.. some things moms just don't need to know! But she's seen me at my worst, fought for me when I needed someone, cried when I've been in pain, and rejoiced at my successes. I'll have lots of friends in my life, but only one Mom.

When she received Early Childhood Teacher of the year award for the state of Texas, I was the proudest I've ever been of someone! I think I jumped five feet in the air when her name was called out! So.. here in this little box, I have her surprise... ready?


Eggs! She may be retired but she's going strong.. still teaching music to young children, volunteering, helping me out oodles with my indie art business... Can't wait to see what God has in store for her next!


  1. happy birthday to your sweet, giving, big-hearted mom!!! i know that she will LOVE this beautiful box and precious eggs inside.....and i'm sure that when she reads this post of tribute to her, she'll have tears in her eyes. have fun celebrating!! :))

  2. What a sweet post for your mom!
    And what a perfect beautiful box that is!
    Wonderful to make your kids proud.....
    Enjoy this bond and the fact she is doing so well

  3. Cori, this is so awesome!! A wonderful present,and a Happy Birthday for your Mom!

  4. Happy Birthday to your mother...I know she will love your stunning gift. Your work is beautiful.


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