Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!!

"A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie."
~Tenneva Jordan

5 Childhood Memories of my Mom:

1. She would always get up in the middle of a summer night when it rained, come into my bedroom, and close the windows so the floor didn't get wet. 30 years later, I still think of that when I wake up at 1 am to a thunderstorm.

2. She made an awesome concoction of honey and lemon juice anytime I had a cough. Much better than any cough syrup you could buy at the store!

3. She always had boxes of cereal, milk, and our favorite orange bowls on the table when my father, sister and I came downstairs for breakfast in the morning. It's only now that I wonder how early she had to get up to do that.

4. She came to my school when I was in first grade and scolded the librarian for not letting me take out books from the "blue" section because those were only for 2nd graders and up (forget that I was reading at about a 3rd grade level then).

5. She was always there. And I mean, for every breakfast, for every dinner, for every sporting event, for every play or concert I was in. For the awkward moments when I was an adolescent. For every bad breakup with a lousy boyfriend. For the night I got engaged, and the morning I got married. For every time I have a question about cooking a casserole or planting a perennial. Always.

Thanks, Mom!

What do you remember most about your mother?? And for what do you love her the world over??


Tricia Jones said...

Lovely post, Allie. There are so many things I could say about my own mum. But the stuff that really sticks in my mind ... she worked two jobs (really boring ones) so me and my brother didn't go without. She stood in line for hours in the pouring rain while I was safe and dry at school, just so I could see the Beatles when they came to our hometown. She has a heart so big, it's a wonder it can fit in her chest.

God bless mums!

Rebecca said...

They are some really great memories of your Mum, Allie.

But you know - on the pie thing - I'm just not that nice a Mum, myself. I would cut a piece for myself too!!!!

Marianne Arkins said...

What a wonderful post... bet your mom had a good cry over it.

I can't think of any one thing about my mom -- but it's only now that I can see how completely she put her children's needs before her own and sacrificed so much for us.

Mom said...

Thanks, Ali, for a beautiful tribute.

Much love,