This Mother's Day has me thinking about my lineage of mothers, from my mother to her mother to her mother. And also my father's mother and her mother.
For Mother's Day I want to write a quick post about my admiration for moms (and the other folks who act as moms). I think about you pretty often as I go about my daily life. You know when? It's when I'm very tired, dragging myself around in the late afternoon or evening. Or when … Continue reading What I most admire about really good moms (and all who play this role)
Though I could hardly write a better Mother's Day tribute about my mother than I did three years ago (here), this week I've had strong, independent women on my mind. So that's my topic this year. How did my mama raise my sister and me to be strong, independent women? It wasn't by saying those … Continue reading Strong, Independent Mothers Raise Strong, Independent Daughters
Why is it that it's not until after your parents have died that you have some realizations about them? Then it's too late to tell them thank you. These five appreciations about my mother only came to me years after she crossed over. I never told her. Some are daily kinds of things. Others go … Continue reading 5 Appreciations I Have for My Mother (I Wish I’d told her)
My mother never wanted to be called "Mother." She was always "Mama." I think she thought "Mother" sounded pretentious - and that's one thing that she was not. Her father owned a store in a small town near Augusta, one that he lost during the Depression. When I'd tease her that she was "small town … Continue reading Mother’s Day Reflections