I wish I was more like my mom. My mom is quiet and measured. I’m loud and impulsive. My mom is skillful and precise. I’m sloppy and haphazard.
My mom finishes things well. I slap-dash through and end up with imperfect projects. My motto: It may not be done right…but its done. My mom’s motto: If it’s worth doing…it’s worth doing well.
My mom knows how to rewire and install a light. I tremble in fear at any assembly directions. My mom can sew anything. I have trouble hemming a dress.
My mom can upholster furniture and transform a room with creativity. My mom was Pinterest before Pinterest existed. I slap a few thrift sale finds into a room and toss a blanket over them to cover the imperfections.
My mom has great handwriting. I print because you don’t want to see my handwriting. My mom is wise. I tend get a little confused. My mom is calm. I’m the “Type A” Lady. Are you getting the picture ?
All that said…if anyone one of you, my dear readers, know me (or maybe even like me a bit), welp… I want to credit my mom for any of my better traits. Bottom line is, I’m so grateful I could learn all the good stuff from my mom.
Here’s my checklist of lessons my mom has taught me:
- Never give up.
- Stay strong
- Keep organized
- Understand the struggles of others
- Don’t stop learning
- Give grace. There’s no perfect person or family
- Leave a place better than you found it
- Leave a person better than you found her
- Don’t let go of your commitment to God or anyone just because the going gets tough
- Love God…He helps you love others.
Hey, mom! It’s birthday time again! Normally, I wouldn’t share your age, but gosh, you should be so proud! When someone says your age, people are amazed! You’re spunky, energetic, sharp, creative, discerning, wise, beautiful
and generally all-around awesome! –
May this 64 year-old be that lucky in 26 years!
Thank you, Mom! Happy Birthday! Love you to the moon and back!