Tribute to A Mother

       Who helped you become the person you are today?  For most of us, it was our mom, aunt,  sister, teacher or friend. 

       For me, it was my mom, who was and will always be my best friend. It was her and I every step of the way.  Dad had a wondering eye and then some, but she stayed with him until she had her baby (she always wanted to be a mom), then showed him the door and never looked back.  She proudly told me she didn't love dad; she saw him at a family event one day and decided he would make beautiful children. This lady knew what she wanted and I could see her crafting a plan. She fought for the underdog, despised injustice and whenever she could, she righted the wrong. 

      My mom was fiercely determined to do what had to be done. She cleaned people's houses when I was very small in order to buy me a pair of shoes and worked 2 - 3 jobs as I got older to ensure our future as well as support her passion for clothes. My love for fashion came from mom.  She knew style, how to dress her petite frame, and she never paid full price for anything. She would come home with bags of clothes excited to share how she had figured out the final cost before she walked into the store.  She was a survivor and a protector of anything she loved, which included all the stray kitties we would bring home over the years, a tradition that continues to this day.

      While we were both strong-willed women and locked horns a number of times, our love for each other trumped any momentary squabble. As far back as I can remember, mom always cheered me on, regardless of what I set out to do; she told me I was the best and that I could do anything.  Her spirit was always positive, her soul always peaceful, but God help the person who did her wrong. God gifted me with an extraordinary mom. I am so honored and thankful to be a part of this woman. I miss her so, but smile when I think about the fun times we shared together.  Life is good!

 

Happy Mothers Day to all women because all women are capable of having a motherly influence on others.

 

Thank you so much for joining us today! 

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Quote to take with you for the week:

"Most Mothers are instinctive philosophers"
-Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

 

 

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