Friday, May 6, 2011

Mothers Don't Know Everything

Contrary to Hallmark cards and popular opinion this time of year, our mothers do not know everything.  Mothers, after all, are just grown up babies.  They had to learn just like we do...a lot of trial and error. 

I am one of the lucky ones with an amazing mother who was, and is, always there for me.  She could do just about anything, and do it extremely well. Her ability to take whatever she had in her surroundings and whip it into something beautiful and serviceable was legendary.   She always pulled for the underdog and wouldn't hurt a flea, but you weren't so convinced of that when you had to pick a switch off the old peach tree.

My mother is 91 years old today!  It's almost impossible for me to believe it....especially since part of me thinks I'm still only 36 when I'm really 63.  Find that hard to believe too.  Mother is my role model for living.  Many of her ways are my ways although I've grown way outside that box.  Sometimes I think that's a good thing.  Sometimes I know life would be simpler and safer had I not.

Happy Birthday Mother!  Remember this picture taken 30 years ago?  It was a fun family time.  See you tonight and we'll play all weekend and take some new pictures!


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