|"I love you... high as the sky and
"I love you, too... across the earth and back
~~Joshua and Maryam, The Carpenter
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and to all you ladies who
have encouraged, nurtured, and loved!
So it seems as if the weather around these parts may take a
bit of a stormy turn. Therefore, I'm hurrying to get
this done just in case I have to shutdown the puter and/or
head to the basement. (ETA: Things calmed down.
Just lotsa rain and thunder for a bit.)
Also, a public service announcement: After 435 of these, I
officially no longer remember what I've done before, thought
about doing but never did, or partially did and meant to get
back to but maybe didn't. I often use the Encyclopedia
and a site search to try to piece together whether I've used,
say, a particular top ten list before or not but that can be
an imperfect way of making that determination. So... if
you've seen either of these pieces contained here before...
So I think the Dyelanders and the Friends
would be the type of folks who would embrace motherhood of
all types. Thus, I present some heartfelt, funny,
bittersweet, and touching words no doubt gracing several
cards and letters in Dyeland, NYC, LA, and Beyond this year.
Mother's Day Wishes from Dyeland and
As you know, I cannot yet write but Daddy has kindly agreed
to let me dictate this note to you. Bun-bun!
Thank you for being a loving, fun, Bobo!, gentle, pitty,
smart, mooo! Mama.
I will now take a three minute break to strip off all my
clothes and dance around with the doggies like a wood elf
while Daddy reflects on how grateful he is that we are not
Okay. Now I'm dressed like a ballerina
superhero. Petty! I get my creativity from you!
Now I'm kissing this card because I love you so, so much,
Thank you for being my Mama!!!
Kisses and hugs,
I know that this day is difficult for you and I am so sorry
for that. It seems like we always end up pretending
that today, well, isn't today. But I know that even
when we pretend it's not Mother's Day, you know it is.
So, this year, I wanted to say something.
When we married, it was the happiest day of my life. I
know lots of people say that but I mean it... and I think I
have pretty good perspective since I've lived longer than
most. I wish, though, that it hadn't meant you having
to make so many sacrifices. I wish that a boyish,
fortysomething vampire with a fondness for comic books and
videogames wasn't the closest I could give you to a
child. (Although I know your motherly friendship and
guidance means so much to Logan, especially in the days
before Beverly rallied.)
I wish I could give you what you long for and deserve.
You tell me, increasingly often, that miracles happen.
I hope they do and, if they do, I hope one comes to you, my
love. In the meantime, know that I love you, Beth.
Happy Mothers Day! Thank you for being my mom even tho
you didnt know I was coming. You make me reelly happy
and I love you so much. I know you love me to and that
makes me reelly happy to. Im glad we met when I was a
baby. I wish I culd remembur. Im happy to
remembur now tho.
I love you Monny,
PS- I hope you like the cofee. Daddy helped me make
It's really hard to believe that by this time next year, I
might just have to settle for a phone call to wish you
Mother's Day. But please don't cry! Even though
I may not be there to help Sy and Kendra and Manny make you
your official Mother's Day waffles, I'll be thinking of you
and loving you and trying really hard to make you, Daddy,
and Joshua proud. And I'll have a really big, strong
hug for you when I get to come home after finals (eek)!
I think it'll be really cool to walk the same campus you
walked when you were my age. Maybe even have some of
the same professors! I'm sure they're ancient by
now! Just kidding. :-)
Thank you for being a strong, faithful, wonderful, loving
mother. I look up to you so much and am so proud
you're my mom!
Hello from the inside! Daddy said he can give you a
message from us. He must be really smart.
We know we’ve only been here a couple of months, but we
like it so far. Daddy said that when we get bigger it
might be pretty crowded, but now it’s nice and warm.
We’re sorry we make you sick...we don’t mean to. Maybe
it will get better?
We like the bouncy sounds we hear all the time. Daddy
said it’s called music, and when we grow legs we can
dance to it. What is dancing? Our favorite thing is when
you read to us. Daddy was surprised when we told him you
He said you think we’re a boy and a girl. We don’t know
either. How can you tell?
Time to do some more growing! We love you, and we’re so
glad you’re our Mama!
“Ian” and “Joy”
Thank you for saying "yes."
So as I said above, my corner of the world may be in for some
severe weather. I get a little nervous about storms but
have found that imagining Andrew and Co. holed up in his old
basement and waiting out Mother Nature's fits there keeps me
calm and amused here. Someone who is probably not quite
calm in those scenarios? Andrew. His storm-time
to-do list has grown in length since his early days in Dyeland
so I present it in full for your reading pleasure...
Andrew's Severe Weather To-Do List
2. Make sure Laja, Belle, Fawn, Lulu, and anyone else
who is around head downstairs.
3. Grab Harvey's cage. And food, just in case, and
bring him to the basement.
4. Ensure Violeta and Ivy come downstairs, too.
5. Comfort Belle... and probably Laja, too. Also
6. Pray some more.
7. Get Mary, Silly, and Yonah out of the stable and into
8. Gently explain to the animals that I understand it's
customary to leave them in the stable and hope for the best
but Violeta (and probably Laja) will have a nervous breakdown
if we do that.
9. Throw hay around the laundry room or ask Violeta to.
10. Keep praying.
11. Sweaty and soaking wet. Change clothes.
12. Call Max if Laja hasn't to make sure he's safe and
13. Reflect on the fact that my life has become
corralling animals and (some grown) children.
14. Feel blessed.
This newsletter is dedicated to John Dye for bringing to life
characters who highlighted the importance of family and
friends. From TBAA's trio to the guys of Bravo Company
and beyond, John's roles reminded us of how important it is to
have people to love and be loved by.
(Photo Credits: The photographs
used on this page are from Touched by an Angel
and owned by CBS Productions, Caroline
Productions, and Moon Water Productions. They are
not being used to seek profit.)