I hope my mom won't mind me sharing some of my memories of her.
Happy Mothers' Day Mom!
(and all my sisters and Mommy-friends)
Memories of Mom
Laughing together as Pooh bear thumped down the stairs or disguised himself as a rain cloud.
Thank you for reading to me.
Warm hugs that I sometimes resisted, but wanted and needed.
Thank you for not letting go.
Coming in from the cold to the spicy scent of hot punch on a rainy day. (To this day that smell still comforts me and reminds me of you.)
Thank you for making a gray day something to cherish.
Sitting next to you in church as you ran your hand through my hair or passed me a stick of Juicy Fruit. (All six of us wanted to be the one at your side.)
Thank you for taking turns.
Inviting me to be your official “taster” whenever I was in the kitchen with you.
Thank you for making me feel important.
Holding the phone to my ear after I had Alison, when I was unable to do it for myself, so I could listen to my sister’s encouraging words.
Thank you for doing what I couldn’t.
Telling me I am doing a good job (and meaning it) when I am blinded by my inadequacies.
Thank you for cheering me on.
I love you Mom. Thanks for the memories!!!