Tuesday, May 19, 2009

my Mom

It's been on my heart for a little while to tell you about my very own supermom! She's confessed to me that she didn't really feel super while she was raising my little brother and me. When she was 16 years old, she gave birth to me. Shortly before that, she married my dad. She finished high school after I was born. And then had my little brother 2 1/2 yrs after I came along. Her and my father divorced when I was 7. She was a single mom nearly my whole childhood. She's been married and is now single again and man did we go through a lot when we were kids. I love my mom with my whole heart! She raised us to the best of her ability and I think she did an amazing job. Was it hard?? I'm sure it was. I've never been in her shoes, but I know what it was like as a child of a single parent. My father was only around every other weekend and holidays and rarely came to our school events. He actually fell off the face of the planet for a while and skipped out on child support for the last 5 years he was supposed to pay it. So we faced many trials but she raised us to be good hearted people who worked hard for what we had. She taught me early on that you earn money to pay for things you want and need. Back when I was 14, the thing wasn't cell phones, it was having your very own phone line in your room. That was my birthday gift. Mom paid the first bill that came, and I paid every single month after that with allowance I earned. Then when I was 16, my Nanny and Papa bought me a really old car that was in excellent condition. Again, she made the first insurance payment, and I made all the payments after that. I had a babysitting job when I was 15, then after I was driving I got a grocery store job and continued paying for everything I needed and wanted. She helped me out with things I needed for school, but I was proud to be able to pay my own way. We definitely had our differences when I was a teenager, I even moved out 2 months after graduation. But we are now the best of friends. I can tell her anything and often do. She can also share things with me. I love our relationship. My mom was and is amazing. My wonderful husband loves her and she loves him, they get along great! A huge blessing in itself.

Now, in her superness ... she is trying to move here to Abilene from Muldrow, OK. It's an 8 hour drive. It's pretty cool that she wants to up and move away from where she's been her WHOLE life, where our entire family lives, and where she's lived next door to her parents for 14 years now. She's coming here to be next to Toby and me, but mostly to be next to her only 3 beautiful, funny, sweet, adorable grand sons. I'm so excited! I can't wait to have her here and have dinner when we want and hang out when we want and go to the zoo and the park and shopping whenever we want instead of doing things like that twice a year like we do now. Plus, having someone to want to take all 3 boys from time to time will be amazing. I always feel bad letting friends keep the boys. It feels like it might be a burden. Anyhow, I love her sooo much! My life would not be what it is without her influence while raising us. She helped make us the people we are today and for that I thank her from the very deepest part of my heart. I never tell her enough how much I appreciate her, although we do talk several times a week and I ALWAYS tell her I love her. I thank my God in heaven that He chose to give HER to US to be our mom. She is so beautiful. Mom... you are truly the best.

1 comment:

  1. I love her too!! She is pretty awesome and she loves you so much...what a cool mom!! You're very blessed to have each other!

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