Monday, February 16, 2009

mom of bad mom

She's been a young mother, a single mother, a drag racing & dating mother, a working mother, a mother of two, a mother-in-law, a grandmother.

Even though there are miles of things I would (do) do differently from my mother, I love her anyway. Maybe I love her more because of all those things.

My mom taught me
family is important, even if they can be embarrassing.
My mom taught me
we help people whenever & however we are able.
My mom taught me
quality is key in work & play ~
we mowed lawns like John Deere and colored like Van Gogh.
My mom taught me
it's best to let go sometimes.
My mom taught me
garage sales & thrift stores are usually more marvelous than the mall.
My mom taught me
napping is allowed.
My mom taught me
fast cars are worth having. And driving. Fast.
My mom taught me
if something is valuable to my child,
it should be valuable to me.

Happy birthday to a very Good Mom.


The Girl Next Door said...

Aw this is very sweet - and your mom has some great lessons for us all. I'm not sure which I love more - that fast cars should be driven fast or that if it's valuable to your child it should be valuable to you, too. Much wisdom in those words. You are very blessed!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

A lovely tribute--you're lucky to have one another.

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

Happy, happy to the one who brought you to the party. ox

Janet said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom :-)

Fantastic Forrest said...

Outstanding post. If I were your mom, I'd be feeling pretty pleased with myself after reading that. You've given me some great goals to work on with my own mothering.

~Swankymama said...

"we mowed lawns like John Deere and colored like Van Gogh"

Girl, you had the good life!


Alison said...

Your mom taught you some excellent lessons. Happy birthday to your mother!

Minnesota Matron said...

Lovely! The Matron tips her hat.

dkuroiwa said...

This is really quite lovely...Happy Birthday to the Bad Mom's Mom.

and driving fast is the only way to go!! vroom vroom!


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