Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Committee of Mothers

Over the river and through the woods went The Committee of Mothers, to attend the shower for one of our special daughter-in-law's. What is The Committee of Mothers, you ask? Here is a bit of the story...we all were plagued with Wild Feral Children and it took a whole committee to raise them! 

We live in a neighborhood that is placed between two cities and functions like a small town. These are my neighbor ladies, and like a good neighbor, each has been charged to watch over each other's children for the last twenty-five years! 

On the way to our dear friend's house, we ran into a small town festival parade and the Dixieland Pick-Up Band. What a great start!

The party was for a dear baby named Dot. Isn't that a precious name? The cake was covered with dots and there were Dot sparkles on the table and Dots on the balloons.

Julie and Carol, Committee members, dished up salads...

...while Committee members, Mary and Becky, and Mary's daughter, Carrie, in the middle, shared a celebratory beverage. 

The is the beautiful baby-mommy, Jill, who is  getting a hug from Committee member, Julie.

This is the "Queen Mother," Barbara, with  Dot, a gorgeous and adorable baby. Barb knows a LOT about babies!

We ate a delicious salad lunch...

...and all got a chance to hold the child to hold the baby...

...and then ate the cake, which I enjoyed very much. Here I am, breaking my diet, loving every morsel and saying "thank you" to each Committee mother for keeping an eye out for my daughter because... takes a Committee to raise a child!!!!


  1. This is so beautiful! I love the whole mother committee thing........well done Mothers!! Well done.

    xox Rella

  2. Hi Suz, I am so glad your heart arrived. This was the cutest post. I love the idea of a Mother Committee. It does take us all to raise each others children. The name Dot is just so old-fashioned, I'm glad they are back in style. Cake - you have to eat cake when there is cake! Adorable photo! Have a lovely weekend! E

  3. What a beautiful story...your love story...congratulations on 37 wonderful years!
    Thank you so much for visiting with me today!
    Hope to see you again! Pretty jewelry too! :-)
    Hugs, Diane

  4. your mothering committee is too too special and sweet ... everyone glows ... such great photos!
    I know an 80 year old Dot who is THE most special lady ... precious baby Dot and new momma ... oh how very sweet!

  5. yes ma'am!! i concur and lucky you to have such a great bunch of gals in your committee!!! i LOVE the name Dot!!! if i were her granny, i'd just have to call her polka dot!

  6. What a sweet post! The committee obviously did a fabulous job of helping to raise your lovely (and talented) daughter...

    Thanks so much for stopping by today. I *finally* added your blog to my blogroll, so that I don't lose track of you again!

    - Susan

  7. Everything about this post is super-sweet. You're all very blessed to have eachother...this makes me think, from love comes love.

  8. Cake and baby holding, doesn't get better then that.


  9. What a sweet gathering. You are lucky to have a wonderful comittee of ladies.

    Sandy xox

  10. What a special and sweet post. I love the Mother's Committee! Our hockey team is like that. We have watched these adorable boys grow up....we expect to attend all their graduations....all their weddings and know their children. Your blog looks wonderful! Can't wait to see you at Silver Bella.

  11. As always, you made me smile...Love the Mother's Committee.

  12. Thank you for this idea!!! Everyone looks so happy! xoxoxo

  13. Wow, What a wonderful thing to do, How many children would be saved if others got involved this way. You all deserve a big pat on the back!

  14. I love the Committee of Mothers! We moved to our neighborhood when our children were almost grown so we never formed the same kind of rationships that you do when you're all young Mom's together. I think that's it's great that you are all so supportive of each other's families this way!
    I loved seeing the picture of have to eat cake every now and then!