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K is for Kathleen

I print at PRESS, not as much as I would like, and when I do I am immediately reminded of how healing setting type is for me. 

Apparently my mom has been wanting some personalized stationary, in honor of Mother’s Day, I created these cards on local Crane Paper. (Scroll to end of post to see lock up or click here.)photo (1)

My mom, while she thinks she struggles with being patient, is really one of the most patient people ever. She patiently waits as I make big and little decisions, however agonizing it is for everyone involved. At least she does this now, after years of practice. She calls me when I get “lost” while shopping and then patiently waits for me to return. As hard as it is for her, she is patient with my decisions, finding her way to acceptance…even if that means we don’t have a real conversation or connection until that acceptance is finally absorbed into the body. Sometimes that’s on my end, sometimes on her end. I still need her. I know that she can’t do the magical thinking thing and 100% make everything better, but just knowing she is there often helps at least some kind of relief come.

Thanks Mom, enjoy the cards, I love you. Happy Mother’s Day.photo

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