A Valentine's Day Unit that is close to my heart

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Hi my sweet friends...I wanted to share a very special unit that I made about a month ago in honor of my precious mom.  My blog title was important to me because I wanted to share about motherhood and some of the traditions my mom had that I'm passing on to my own kids.  I love to keep her legacy alive anyway I can.  She was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer Oct. 2, 2006 ~  I lost her April 1, 2007.   6 short months later ~ Devastation!!!  I have 3 older brothers, and I'm the only girl and the youngest.  We were best friends!  I miss her every moment of every day.

I've posted this picture before - it's a favorite.  She was a teacher too and some of my best tricks in the bag are from watching her at her GIFT -  She was an amazing teacher and even more wonderful mother.
Well this 133 page unit was made in honor of her.  I have even included a picture of her at the end of it.  I'm donating 25% of the proceeds to cancer research.  I would love if you would pin it or fb it -- especially if your momma is still around and you can hug her.  It would mean so much to me. 

It's crazy - I was honored as the Featured Teacher of the Day for Education World last year and I was chosen on Feb. 27th - { her birthday } and then after having my products posted for a week on TPT at the end of March -- guess when my first one sold?!?  April 1st..the anniversary of the day I lost her.  I cried when I sold that first one because I know she had something to do with it.  If your mom is here with you still - give her a great BIG HUG!!  Thanks for listening guys and God bless! <3


  1. Wonderful story. I am thankful to still have my mom in my life. God Bless!

    I pinned it onto a TPT board. Thanks for giving a part of it to cancer research.

  2. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom! I can only imagine how hard life is for you without her.

    Thanks for leaving me a comment and directing me to your blog! I look forward to reading more in the future!

    Lots of love,

  3. I want to hop a plane right now just to reach out and hug my mom. Thank you for sharing your story with the rest of us. I just pinned this one, as well.
    Stories by Storie

  4. Hi Vicky! I just posted it on my fb page :)
    Take care.


  5. Vicky that is an amazing story and what a sweet angel you have looking down on you who is beaming with pride I'm sure. My heart aches for your loss. What a wonderful tribute to your mom.
    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  6. Vicky lovley post. Thank you for sharing about the wonderful Angel watching you from above. I will be sure to pin this resource for your mom.

    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

  7. Vicky I pinned it to my Valentine's board. That was such a beautiful and touching story. Thank you so much for sharing. It clear how wonderful your mom was! :o)

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  8. I Vicky I am now your newest follower! LOVE you blog! SO cute!

    -Holly Phinney

  9. Hi!*


    oops I forgot haha LONG monday! ;)


  10. I just wanted to say, what a sweet sentiment. Reading the first part of your post made me tear up. I lost my mom to breast cancer several years ago, and losing a parent is so hard. Always nice to have and create memories---loved the picture of you and her!

    First Grade and Fabulous