On a day when there is not any marketable reason to say so, I wanted to tell the world about my wonderful mother (stop blushing, Mom!). I can’t show a picture of her because she is too modest, so I’ll just scatter a few pictures that she would like throughout the post.
I sometimes hear friends talking about things their parents do that make me thankful for the mother that I have. Here is my list of things my mother does with my siblings and I that make her the best… (I’ve probably left quite a bit out.)
*She does not bug us about having children. She trusts us to decide when it is best.
*When she calls, she always acts like it is a big interruption in our life. It never is, but she always says “sorry, this will be quick” and then it really is quick.
*She does not give us guilt trips.
*She helps us relive great experiences from our childhood… cozy christmastime, favorite birthday dinners, etc.
*She does not play favorites.
*She lets us pay for things from time to time. Not often, but sometimes.
*The above being said, she is a great example in money matters.
*My mother is so sneaky. From time to time (so it remains unexpected) I will find hidden things after spending time with her… a little note, a few groceries, a cute new shirt, coupons… it is always an adventure with her.
*She is positive and she listens.
*She expects us to be the best at whatever we do.
*She encourages us to live the life that WE dream.
*She taught us well when we were little and assumes that we can handle it from here.
*She leaves us wanting more… She offers advice only when asked and even then, sparingly. I call my mother several times a day, because I am always craving her advice.
I Love you Mom!