The Woman who Mothered me.

Mati is my miracle.
Today is her birthday. 

This is my story (and I’m sticking to it): After my birth-mother lost her life to postpartum depression when I was 6, she went up to heaven and searched for the best step-mother ever. Mina found Mati. She sent Mati to us, and we all fell in love with her. I asked Mati to marry my dad before he did. They married shortly after I turned 7. I call her mom ever since.

Considering the situation, Mati is the best thing that could have happen to my family, and I am grateful beyond words for her in my life. I’m the luckiest girl because of her. I don’t even want to imagine what my life would look like without her. Let’s just say that I doubt that I would have grown to become someone who is able to help others if she hadn’t been my mother. She showed me trust, she showed me functional love.

She is still my best friend and biggest supporter.
Now that we live on different continents, I miss her like crazy. I’m going to see her next week. Wheeee!

Mom, I Love you.

I’m so glad you were born.

I’m so glad you found me.

Happy birthday to you.

For pictures of us together, click here.
You can read more about me and my mothers in Three Mothers and Three Birthdays. And if you are new to me and my work, please read my This I Believe. More of my back story can be found here and here.

Comment magic:
Well, you know what to do.

As always, oodles of love to all who read.
Whether you comment or not, may the joy be with you.

10 Responses to The Woman who Mothered me.
  1. orna
    February 12, 2013 | 10:54 am

    this tribute is most moving .

    hat’s off to both of you.

    love orna

  2. Vinson
    August 15, 2012 | 12:46 am

    Hi Yael,

    It’s me again Vins, I just followed a link I’ve found on scarrymommy website. Your site really looks great and your sharing of personal experience is really heart warming. Belated Happy Birthday to Mati, thanks God she gave her to you.
    Vinson recently posted..Ketamine Cures Severe Depression Instantly

  3. Kathy Morelli, LPC (@KathyAMorelli)
    August 14, 2012 | 7:04 am

    Beautiful!
    Kathy Morelli, LPC (@KathyAMorelli) recently posted..Book Review: One Mom’s Journey to Motherhood by Ivy Shih Leung

  4. Jenny
    August 12, 2012 | 9:50 pm

    Happy birthday to Mati! I am so glad that she came into your life, Yael.
    Jenny recently posted..Why I Dislike Orange Fanta and Chorizo

  5. frelle
    August 12, 2012 | 7:42 pm

    What beautiful words you share here. Thank you for letting us learn more about you and the woman who mothered you! *HUG*
    frelle recently posted..Newspaper

  6. Rach (DonutsMama)
    August 17, 2011 | 10:25 am

    I had chills reading this and tears in my eyes. You were indeed blessed with such a loving mother. I’ve read a bit about her on your blog and she sounds like such a wonderful woman.
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..Down the Aisle

  7. Maartje
    August 13, 2011 | 6:54 pm

    Happy birthday, Mati! Thank you for being there for Yael when she needed you, and if you are the source of even a fraction of Yael’s awesomeness, it is clear the world is a much better place for having you in it.

  8. Yael
    August 12, 2011 | 1:54 pm

    Jaime, Robin, I heart you both. Thank you.

  9. Jaime
    August 12, 2011 | 1:19 pm

    Happy Birthday, Mati! You did a great job w/Yael!!

  10. Robin
    August 12, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Happy birthday to her! I’m so glad she came into your life. xo

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The Woman who Mothered me.

Mati is my miracle.
Today is her birthday. 

This is my story (and I’m sticking to it): After my birth-mother lost her life to postpartum depression when I was 6, she went up to heaven and searched for the best step-mother ever. Mina found Mati. She sent Mati to us, and we all fell in love with her. I asked Mati to marry my dad before he did. They married shortly after I turned 7. I call her mom ever since.

Considering the situation, Mati is the best thing that could have happen to my family, and I am grateful beyond words for her in my life. I’m the luckiest girl because of her. I don’t even want to imagine what my life would look like without her. Let’s just say that I doubt that I would have grown to become someone who is able to help others if she hadn’t been my mother. She showed me trust, she showed me functional love.

She is still my best friend and biggest supporter.
Now that we live on different continents, I miss her like crazy. I’m going to see her next week. Wheeee!

Mom, I Love you.

I’m so glad you were born.

I’m so glad you found me.

Happy birthday to you.

For pictures of us together, click here.
You can read more about me and my mothers in Three Mothers and Three Birthdays. And if you are new to me and my work, please read my This I Believe. More of my back story can be found here and here.

Comment magic:
Well, you know what to do.

As always, oodles of love to all who read.
Whether you comment or not, may the joy be with you.

10 Responses to The Woman who Mothered me.
  1. orna
    February 12, 2013 | 10:54 am

    this tribute is most moving .

    hat’s off to both of you.

    love orna

  2. Vinson
    August 15, 2012 | 12:46 am

    Hi Yael,

    It’s me again Vins, I just followed a link I’ve found on scarrymommy website. Your site really looks great and your sharing of personal experience is really heart warming. Belated Happy Birthday to Mati, thanks God she gave her to you.
    Vinson recently posted..Ketamine Cures Severe Depression Instantly

  3. Kathy Morelli, LPC (@KathyAMorelli)
    August 14, 2012 | 7:04 am

    Beautiful!
    Kathy Morelli, LPC (@KathyAMorelli) recently posted..Book Review: One Mom’s Journey to Motherhood by Ivy Shih Leung

  4. Jenny
    August 12, 2012 | 9:50 pm

    Happy birthday to Mati! I am so glad that she came into your life, Yael.
    Jenny recently posted..Why I Dislike Orange Fanta and Chorizo

  5. frelle
    August 12, 2012 | 7:42 pm

    What beautiful words you share here. Thank you for letting us learn more about you and the woman who mothered you! *HUG*
    frelle recently posted..Newspaper

  6. Rach (DonutsMama)
    August 17, 2011 | 10:25 am

    I had chills reading this and tears in my eyes. You were indeed blessed with such a loving mother. I’ve read a bit about her on your blog and she sounds like such a wonderful woman.
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..Down the Aisle

  7. Maartje
    August 13, 2011 | 6:54 pm

    Happy birthday, Mati! Thank you for being there for Yael when she needed you, and if you are the source of even a fraction of Yael’s awesomeness, it is clear the world is a much better place for having you in it.

  8. Yael
    August 12, 2011 | 1:54 pm

    Jaime, Robin, I heart you both. Thank you.

  9. Jaime
    August 12, 2011 | 1:19 pm

    Happy Birthday, Mati! You did a great job w/Yael!!

  10. Robin
    August 12, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Happy birthday to her! I’m so glad she came into your life. xo

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