All my Handsome men

All my Handsome men
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My mother

My poor mom has been running herself ragged lately trying to be by her dads side when he passes and making sure he is comfortable till that time. She did the same for her mom until she passed and that was only a few months ago. I wanted to do my blog on my dedicated mom who is one of the strongest women I think I have or ever will know. I am so blessed to be able to call her mom. Growing up she was always there for us kids. She never made excuses for our behavior she just taught us how to fix the behavior before it got out of control (something I have yet to master as a parent). We all tested her but she held her own with us three kids. She and my Dad were a team when it came to us kids 90% of the time there was no divide and conquer Lol they stood strong together. As a kids we did our share to frazle my Mom. LOL during the summer my Dad was home with us in the daytime since he was a teacher and my brother Greg and I LOVED to be outside digging in dirt, riding our bikes, crawling through drain pipes by the creek and climbing trees. Those were just a few of our favorite pass times. I don't know how many times mom would come home and we were either covered from head to toe in dirt or on wet days mud lol. Our FAVORITE thing to do was about the time Mom would come hom we would go up to the orchard and climb to the very tip top of this HUGE cedar tree and wait for her to come outside and yell for us so we could say "MOM WERE UP HERE" lol she doesn't like heights. We loved it on really windy days because we would litterally be at the top of this tree and she would come up and find us swaying back and forth at the tip top of this tree Greg on one side and me hanging on to the other side. LOL. Yeah looking back now it wasn't the smartest thing to do but..... as kids it was a BLAST. I am surprised she made it through as sane as she is. She was a great mom to have growing up but she showed to me what a true dedicated Mom she was when i told her and Dad I was Pregnant at age 15. She did her crying and then it was like a light went on and she said well, this is what we are going to do, and we did it. She helped me through my pregnancy like a pro and she held strong (I about broke her hand litterally)and so did my poor daddy LOL through the delivery of my son travis and from then on her and my Dad were there by mine and Travis' side. She never tried to take the Mom role with travis it was always clear to him that mom was me but she stepped up and did anything she could to help me make it through as a successful Mother and teenager. Her and my dad allowed me to go out with friends ( not as ofter-n as I wanted sometimes but I am glad they kept the restaints tight) and they would babysit and I atribute me not screwing up and wanting to party later in my life to them allowing me to experience the teen life while all along being a responsible parent. I know I have made my mistakes but my Mom has always been by my side. Helping me to this day. I still call her daily just to say HI and also for advice sometimes and she always seems to help. My son Travis wouldn't be the boy he is today either if it wasn't for my Mom and Dad of course. He is a very smart boy who although is rough around the edges sometimes is a very kind hearted 12 year old. He and my Mom have a special bond that most kids don't get to have with their Grandmas. I wrote this in honor of my mom but i also wanted to say my Dad was right by my moms side helping to and being there for me and travis. I LOVE YOU MOM and THANK U

11 comments:

Karla said...

I've always known your mom is an awesome woman but your blog today showed me just how good a person she is. You are very blessed to have such wonderful parents. *hugss* to you, your mom and your entire family.

Intense Guy said...

i don't often get tingles and chills up my back - or shiney-eyed - but I can feel the overwhelming love you have for your mom and dad. Your mom is a special person (and she is so modest she won't believe it when anyone says it) and I wish there was some way we all could carry some of the pain that she is carrying - both away from her and for her - I only know how to stand (or sit) here dumbly.

*Hugs* You, your mom and all of yours, are in my thoughts today - and have been daily - and will be each and every day...

Tori_z said...

All I can say here is... "Ditto what Iggy said." Because I couldn't have put it better myself. Your Mom is a wonderful person, and that was a wonderful post.

*Hugs to you, your Mom, and all the rest of your family* You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Deanna said...

Thank you dear. I wouldn't change a thing - not a thing. Well, maybe I'd like to get those ten years you and Greg took off my life every time I found you in the top of those trees. It wouldn't hurt to also get those five years of my life back that I lost when you, Greg and Tessa were on the roof of the garage.

Now that I think of it - you so deserve every heart stopping moment those four boys of yours gives you!

Love you!

jewelzmomof4 said...

LOL I forgot about the top of the garage. You are right I do deserve it and I know they will enjoy making me have those heart stopping moments just like we did. LOL BTW i know I have said it before but i will say it again "I am so sorry for all i ever did to you". and since I was blessed with whinners also I am sorry for being your whinner also. LOL

AliceKay said...

What a wonderful post. I can feel the love between you and your mom. She is indeed a wonderful person. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. *hugs*

My maternal grandmother raised me the first three months of my life (i guess i made my mom a bit frazzled when i was born) so she always called me her kid. She was always special to me. And yes, there was a bond there that was like no other. Travis is a lucky young man.

LadyStyx said...

Very wonderful post!

Lainie said...

Awesome post. What a great tribute to your Mom. Happy Mother's Day to both of you!

MarmiteToasty said...

This is beautiful.....

x

Ausgrl said...

I dont know your mum in real life and I dont think we have met in chat. But your mum will know me.
I am in australia, and have had the priveledge of chatting with your mum the past few years. She is a truly wonderful person, that anyone can tell wether they have met her in real life or just online. Her sense of humour, extreme intelligence and her friendliness are never done justice in her blogs. I think you are blessed to have one another.

ChicagoLady said...

What a wonderful tribute and dedication to your mother, someone I've learned, through her blog, is a very special person.

And regardless of what you, Greg, and Tessa put her through, she loves you so much and would do just about anything for you. Cherish her while you can, don't take one day for granted.