Saturday, May 14, 2011


I know this is a little late but better than never right?  Last weekend was mother's day.  I was able to spend it with my mom.  This is kinda a big deal considering she lives 1200 miles away.  At church on Sunday the pastor asked us to share a story about our mom.  It got me thinking.  This week I have come up with all sorts of memories that give me an even greater appreciation for my mom now that I am a mom.  There are so many things you see differently 25 years later...

My mom is one of the most giving and creative people I know.  I would like to think that my willingness to try new things comes from her "can-do" attitude.  I have to laugh when I think about some things that she did for me when I was growing up.  I hated all those home-made clothes when I was growing up.  There was nothing more embarrassing than wearing clothes that had been "added onto" to make them long enough to be modest.  Now I wish I had the ability to sew things for my kids.  My mom made my brother & me a play house that we could even walk around inside.  It had a window and a door and everything.  It was made out of scrap lumber from my dad's sawmill.  It cost her nothing to make it but time.  We spent countless hours playing in it. Need a tepee to play in?  No problem mom made one of those too!  I can remember eating home-made fruit roll-ups, canned  fruit, bread and pizza.  I'm now thinking about learning to can food and trying to make fruit leather...
Mother's day may be over but think about what your mom has done for you and let her know year-round.
Thank you mom for all the things you have done for me.  The memories will fade and grow fuzzy over the years but the love behind all those actions is eternal.  I love you!

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