Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Mom

All that I am my mother made me.  John Quincy Adams

My mother is the most incredible woman I have ever known.  I come from a family of 4 children, myself being the oldest.  Growing up, my mom pretty much ran the house.  Don't get me wrong, my dad is pretty much superman minus the cape, but if he is superman, that makes her superwoman.  And we all know it is a mother who is really the boss and "head" of the household.  

My mom always....
  • cooked us dinner, chicken is her specialty and boy is it delicious!  
  • had, and still does, a stocked fridge and snacks for us to eat, because as we all know kids are impatient and can never wait for dinner to be ready 
  • has a spotless house
  • mops the floor on her hands and knees
  • vacuums the house 50 times a day, and then tells us we cant walk on the rug because she likes the vacuum marks
  • got us to sports practice on-time 
  • was at our sporting events to cheer us on
  • made sure us kids had our homework done
  • loved us unconditionally
  • wanted nothing but the best for us
My mom also always took all four of us to church every Sunday, despite the constant bickering that she had to endure between all of us kids, cause kids get along so well at church, right?   

Traveling with all 4 of us was no feat too large for her.  We went to NY every year to visit my mom's side of the family and have been to Walt Disney World more times than I should have been so lucky to experience.  

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. Jewish Proverb

You see, if you can't tell, my mom is pretty awesome!  She is from NY, went through a ton of life experiences no one should have to endure, and then moved down to Okie land, met my father, and got stuck here.  She has raised 4 children and not that I am one to brag, but she did a pretty good job, we all turned out pretty normal, if I do say so myself.  She is the most selfless person I know, always putting her children before herself.  My mom is also the most christian person I know.  She lives life as a christian example of what all others should be like.  She instilled good christian morals in all of us and set an example for my sister and I to live up to.  She has 4 children who love her more than she will ever know and appreciate her more than we can tell her.  If I can be half the woman that my mother is, I will consider myself lucky. 

Mirror, mirror
on the wall…I am
my Mother after all!

It's been funny to grow up and get married and have my husband tell me, "You are just like your mother."  Never would I have thought as a little child, that I would be like my mother.  And never would I have thought that I would be an adult and be so happy to be just like my mother. I never, in a million years, thought that I would vacuum my rug and not want to walk on it for sake of saving the vacuum marks, NEVER!  Nor did I ever think I would want my house spotless when we have guests over.  I have to say that after all that, I cannot deny the fact that I am my mother's child, and I wouldn't change a thing about it! 
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. Oscar Wilde

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