Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Since my blog is all about Things My Mother Taught Me, I would be remiss if I didn't take a moment to acknowledge Mother's Day. As I've shared in previous posts, my mom taught me many, many life skills that have proven to be most important later on in life. But, don't envision this rosy picture of me as a young girl sweetly and respectfully hanging on to my mom's every word. (But, I guess you can picture us wearing the same outfit -- see picture to the right. I promise that is [nearly] the only time that happened. Ugh. What was she thinking? Turtlenecks? And, yes, those are wool sweaters with sheep on them. Don't get me started on the perm. Ha! That's 1991 for you!) Our time together was full of tears, anger, and hurtful words. I'm so thankful for this thing called "unconditional love", because I was a strong-willed handful. (I'm sure my parents snicker now, because God gave me a strong-willed, first-born son in return.)

I am ever-so thankful that my mom showed me all the domestic skills that she did. I would feel lost in life without them. So, thank you, Mom! Happy Mother's Day! All of your patience and dedication paid off and are greatly appreciated. 

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!