Well that's easy! Hi Mom.
I love my Mom. She's great. She raised 5 kids. Another way to say that is, "She raised me and 4 reruns." (Yep, I'm the oldest.) Raising kids is definitely a battle and she fought her war proudly and bravely. Especially during the years when my father was in medical school and not home much.
She's a fun grandma who loves her granddaughters! Someday one of her kids might throw a grandson into the mix but right now... it's a chick fest. And we love it!
She's a great wife and taught me a lot about how to be your husband's best cheerleader.
She loves to read and travel, a passion of my father's as well and they certainly instilled that in all their children. A grand love of experiencing and learning, whether in the imagination through a good book or by seeing it in person. We're passing the torch to the next generation.
She taught me to play the piano and survived all my sassing. "Yes it IS the right note! Yes I DID play it right!" I'm the only one who stuck with it and learned and I'm so grateful I did and have kids of my own to teach. Thanks, mom! (The piano is mine!)
She cried when I finally cut off all my long hair as a kid.
Like any mom, she can frustrate her daughter. She doesn't follow every piece of my style advice and she's nice to people I don't think deserve it. And she can be far too friendly! I believe the produce guy at her grocery store knew before most of my friends that I was pregnant with her first grandchild.
She makes the best bread, rolls, and pies. Heavenly!
She's a certified rosarian and has been known to take her shears when going on a walk and "help the neighbors out" by pruning a little as she goes. Neighbors she doesn't KNOW, mind you!
She's tirelessly encouraging, even when we infuriate her.
Now that we're all grown, she's kind of stuck just watching how we turned out, praying for us, and hoping she taught us well.
You did, Mom. You did.
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