FIRST!!! I want to wish all of the
Mothers "out there"
a VERY MERRY and SAFE
May you feel like a QUEEN today!!!
WARNING!! the following comments may be WAY too
CHEEEZEEE for your taste!
I think that she is 24 years old or so in this picture.
She told me that she smiled with her lips closed in most
of her pictures because she was embarrassed of her crooked
teeth. I don't remember them being that bad. But, I guess
she felt they were bad enough to hide them in photos. My
Mom grew up VERY poor. She had only 2 dresses to wear to
elementary school, a pair of oxfords without shoe laces, and no
no socks. The later caused my mom to have feet blisters regularly.
A nice "older" lady the lived down the street came to visit my
mom's house one day...bringing with her a new pair of oxfords,
with shoe laces and several pairs of new white socks. My mom
My mom never forgot this lady's thoughtful kindness.
When her father left the family, my mom had to quit her second
year in high school to work in a coffee factory along with her mother
to support...her mom, her brother and herself.
My mom might be considered by many, as
"One TOUGH Cookie".
Sometimes, life's circumstances affects how our personality
develops. Looking back on all the hard knocks that
my mom was put through in her life...
TOUGHNESS is what helped to get her through it all.
She did have a side of her that taught me to be aware
of those...who might be less fortunate. One incident
I remember clearly. I was in 2nd grade. I always packed
a lunch that my mom made from home. I didn't like the
school's hot lunches. It seems odd to think about it now...
but, we lined up all of our "from home" lunches on a
table just outside of the classroom entry door. Our names
were to be clearly written on the lunch containers. After
first recess, on this particular day...I came back to find that
my lunch had been stolen. I was sad that someone would
steal from me. I didn't go hungry, several friends shared some
of their food with me at lunch time. When I went home that
day to lament to my mom that my lunch had been stolen, her
words to me were..."Don't feel angry or sad about it. They
probably needed the lunch more than you did."
My mom and I were
very extremely different in many ways.
And, as I got older, the difference in our personalities
seemed to separate us more and more. I always loved her.
But, it was hard for each of us to see the other's point of view.
I am just beginning now to understand why she saw things as
she did. She's been gone about 12 years. I wish that I could
tell her..."I understand and I love her..." in spite of our
differences. I'll just have to hope that there is a possibility
she understands my feelings as I've grown to see her with
much better understanding...and an appreciation of
the things she did for me while she was here.
OH....KAY....now for some current...
During this week...some fun things came in the
mail for me, for Mother's Day.
Some beautiful carnations and a really
cool geometric shaped vase.
ummmm, YUM, Baklava is one of my favorite sweets!
And...what a fun card! ...especially with
the special words...and, artwork!
Thank you! ...K-I-D-S...for
taking the time out of your REALLY busy schedules
to think of MOM. =)
Today...is going to be a really relaxing, quiet day.
The weather and temperatures are great...
I get to lolly-gag around and do whatever I chose.
It's a REALLY HAPPY DAY!
How about YOU? What's on the schedule for
YOUR MOTHER'S DAY?