[Get to know Mary] The one about Mother's Day

This week's blog is not about how I have helped...it's about how my mother has helped me.

She has poured into me hours and hours of love, attention and dedication.

And, just as many of you may say...I believe I have the best mom ever!!

My four favorite ladies! My mom surrounded by her granddaughters, Olivia, Braxton and Reese.

My four favorite ladies! My mom surrounded by her granddaughters, Olivia, Braxton and Reese.

My mom has molded and shaped me into the person I am today with her kind, loving and kindred spirit. She is always putting others before herself, and never wants any type of recognition for her work. I admire this about my mother and try my best to follow in her footsteps. 

My mom is happiest when she is busy working on a quilt. It amazes me to see all the scrap pieces of material turning into such a beautiful quilt. All those extra pieces that many people would throw away, were saved and assembled together.

Sometimes, I wonder if she used the patchwork quilt idea to make me who I am today. A life lesson here and another lesson there. As a matter of fact, she is still piecing me together. 

When discussing the possibility of me running for mayor, her only piece of advice was, "Mary, campaign fair and be kind." Yes, mom, I will do just that.

Gracias Mamá, I love you to the moon and back!!

My mom, marlene schaeffer, with her tea cup quilt.

My mom, marlene schaeffer, with her tea cup quilt.


Treat Yo Mom (Or Yourself) with #ubermoms.

Find a fun, nontraditional Mother’s Day card HERE.

“I regret not having spent more time with my mother,” President Obama said. His mother, Ann Dunham, died at age 52 when Barack Obama was 34. Read more HERE.