Still great at Fifty-___ (oh, maybe she doesn't want that info out in the world)
I guess I talk about my mom more than I realize, because even new friends I have will say things like, "Your mom sounds funny," or, "She must babysit a lot," or, "She's always helping out, huh?"
She is funny.
She does babysit a lot.
She is always helping out.
So whatever stories I am sharing must be accurate descriptions of her. Sometimes I hear people say things like, "I don't really keep in touch with my mom," or, "My mom and I just don't get along," and these are real people, not just angsty teenager characters on TV.
And even though I'm an adult and know that everyone is different, every time I hear that I still think, "That's CRAZY talk!" How could you not get along with your mom? And then I remember that not everyone has MY mom. If they did, they would get along with her, and these are the reasons why:
Kind. Works hard. Always considers the needs of those around her. Loves to have fun. Shares her fun with the people she loves. Shares everything. Doesn't mince words (this is a good thing, you know what she's thinking). Good cook (who doesn't like getting along with someone who's a good cook?). Loyal friend. Devoted wife. Caring sister. Doting grandma. Strives to learn and improve.
This list could go on. That's how great my mom truly is.
This awesome momof mine just had a birthday and I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Since I moved away more than four years ago I have only been home at her birthday once. We went to Sundance and rode the chair lift to see the gorgeous fall leaves. If I were there this year, I hope we could've done the same thing. I'd also love to just hang out and let the kids play in the backyard or nap while we kick it on the couch in the family room during the afternoon and chat, then we could go out to dinner with Grandma Lorna and Dad (he'd even be home on time, since it's your birthday and all ;-)). That would be great! I'm not there, but . . . Maybe next year. In the meantime, know this:
I Love you MOM!
She always come to visit and help when I have a baby, as much as I love her though, I think I'll have to try and get her here some other way this next time.Grandma Gayle checking out new baby Stella last Feb.