Mother’s Day

May 9, 2011 Uncategorized 9

While this could be considered a Hallmark holiday by some, I honestly believe it’s a day to honor a person that lives much of her life thankless.
I know when I was little I thought my mom could do anything.  She was an amazing southern cook, nothing fancy, but good home cooling.  She could bake amazing pies and the best cookies ever.  I was the youngest of 4 children and I loved when I was little and stayed home with her, and my sisters and brother would come home after school, and we’d greet them with fresh cookies and tales of our day.  My mom wasn’t perfect, she sometimes had a quick temper, and she believed in a good spanking when you’d broken a rule. So while I have memories of being reprimanded I have many more of a happy childhood.  Then I became a moody, opinionated, ungrateful teenager, and my relationship with my mom changed dramatically.  I can now look back and say she was right about so very much, and I was wrong and oh so naive.  It takes so much longer to grow up, to come to those epiphanies and to thankful again. 
Now my mom is 83 years old , and I am not a child in any physical way, but I will always be her baby, and I love when she sometimes still introduces me as her baby daughter.  I live 1000 miles from her, and  I miss the daily ups and downs and seeing her often.  I haven’t lived in the same state as her since 1983, and we are able to still keep in touch, to communicate and share and love each other.  My love and respect for her has evolved, as much in life does, but I am so happy to have her in my life. 
Wishing each of you reading a Happy Mother’s Day………and may our evolution of loving and learning never stop. 

9 Responses to “Mother’s Day”

  1. Pam

    What a lovely post. So much wisdom and so much love. I hope you have had a wonderful Mother’s Day – full of love, hugs and gratitude!

  2. Sandy

    What a beautiful post. I could identify with a lot of it. My mother was strict, didn’t hesitate to give me a swat when I’m sure I deserved it. But it has never made me love her less, in fact probably more because she wasn’t afraid to be my mother rather than my friend. I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day, Anita. I can tell that you are an awesome Mom.

  3. Anita

    Your words reveal how much a part of your mother you are. Such a treasure.

    I feel the same about mine.

  4. Barbara Cairns

    What a lovely post, Anita. I still miss my Mom. She died at 96.(I’m shooting for at least 120!)
    Love your reviews and am amazed that you find time to read so many books. My first novel is being released this week, so I’m super excited after writing children’s books only in the past.

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