Thursday, February 14, 2013


Happy Birthday Mom

My mom's name is Otilia Carvajal Benavides
and on Tuesday we celebrated her 74th birthday.
She happens to be the kindest lady I know and I sure do love her a lot. 
She has a gentle heart and even in her soft spoken ways,one cant help but sit up and listen.
I am the youngest of five and so often she would say to are all a part of me,like my hand,each finger a part of the other and all a part of me.
When I was a teenager I wrote a poem called "My Mothers Hand"...I don't remember it all,but still get chocked up thinking about it and the feelings it gave me.
My Mom still has it hanging in her bedroom.
She's pretty great....
and I guess I'm just feeling

Here's me and Mom 
Love you.

Now for the winner of my Bird Nest Pendant Giveaway....Congrats...Pat from
I will be in touch with you very soon.

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,


whyte said...

Cat, what a great post for me to read when I come to thank you for my precious bird nest bezel that I am going to be so so so fortunate to receive from you. Thank you for your generous giveaway AND the tutorial in that blog post! The tutorial was such a fun and wonderful gift alone!!
I can't wait to wear this!

Katalina Jewelry said...

Love both the photos of you two. Moms are so wonderful! My eyes are watering now...thinking about my mom...I miss her terribly but cherish every moment I was blessed to spend with her.

Dede said...

Happy Birthday Otilia! Wishing you many, many more! Your post today is beautiful Cat, thanks for sharing and reminding us all that every moment should be treasured.


Anonymous said...

Oh what a love tribute to your Mom. What a marvelous way to describe her children. I love her name it is so full of gusto! I bet no one messed around with your Mom...Congrats and Happy Birthday to her. xox

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Happy birthday to your mother! Love the two pictures of the two of you. I can see so much of Hannah and Joshua in your younger self. I think you posted "My Mother's Hand" here on your blog because it sounds so familiar. My mother's 79th birthday is today.

Sea Witch said...

What a lovely post and thank you for sharing your mother with us all. My mom passed away from cancer very quickly in 1997. She was a young 66 and not a day goes by that I don't miss her. You are so blessed to have your mom still with you and it was joy to read this post. Happy Birthday to you mom.

Amanda said...

a beautiful mother daughter portrait. best of wishes to your dear mom on her birthday. xo

Lupe Meter said...

Love the photo of you and your wonderful mom! Wishing your mom a happy 74th birthday! I know my mom still has stuff around the house that we made when we were that!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your sweet Mama! She is a young one (11 years younger than my own Mama)...lovely photo of you both too! Something you will always treasure!