Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mothers Day Mom.....




Some of my favorite childhood memories..

listening to music...dancing...you exposed us to all types of music..Motown...ZZ top...Country...Disco...I remember riding in your T-bird on Friday nights going to Fred's BBQ or Harvey BBQ for take out listening to Marvin Gaye...doing the hustle...doing the bump... or the latest disco moves....

Saturdays going to the laundry mat...we always got money to go next door to 7-11 to buy penny candy...on the way home we would go to Burger King or Pizza Hut for lunch

going to a park taking paper...pencils...crayons...a blanket...drawing what we saw...learning to appreciate the world around us...without even knowing it...collecting tadpoles...butterflies...flowers..etc...

every summer you had a load of dirt hauled in for us to play in...we dug...spread...made mud pies...slid down...you name it...by the end of summer that pile was long gone...

having a water fight in the kitchen while we were doing dishes...

watching a scary movie with me and Kim...with the blankets pulled up over our heads...screaming our heads off

letting us have rabbits...dogs...gerbils...turtles..hermit crabs..hamsters...fish...birds...Daisy the duck that lived in the house till she got too big and I had to take her to the duck pond to release

putting up with our music wars...me Rock n Roll...my brother country

sewing my clothes...I didn't appreciate it when I was little..sure missed them when you stopped...

not killing me when I almost ran Bessie (a Lincoln Continental with the long front end) through our garage...showing off for the boy next door...and not killing me because of the boy next door....

Happy Mother's Day Mom....
you were just 15 when you had me....we grew up together...
thank you for all the wonderful live lessons you taught me...
thank you for all the Nanny memories with your Captain and Princess...
thank you for all the memories you are making with our little britches AKA Hotrod...
You had a great inspiration in Nana...you probably didn't know it growing up...
but she shaped you to be the loving Mom and Nanny that you are...

Happy Mother's Day to all my bloggy pals...
some are Moms...
some are Step Moms...
some are Aunts...
some are Daughters...
some are friends...
but if you've ever helped raise a child or animal...
you are a MOM...

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

your mom is a gift. i know you treasure her.

loved the dirt pile. great fun!

Sandra said...

your mother was truly truly a blessing to you, wow what a tribute this is. and so happy she is around for LB. i enjoyed all your fond memories and you are doing that for LB also. Happy Mothers day to you

Linda Chapman said...

What a beautiful tribute to your lovely mother!! You are blessed to have each other.....

Happy Mother's Day to you both!

PS...loved reading your childhood memories!

Janie said...

Happy mother's day to you and to your mom, Deb! Thanks for sharing your wonderful childhood memories.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Precious tribute to your wonderful Mom...

"When green buds hang in the elm like dust
And sprinkle the lime like rain,
Forth I wander, forth I must,
And drink of life again."

~A. E. Housman

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a sweet post. Sounds like you had a lot of fun growing up. Your Mom sounds awesome! Happy Mother's Day.

Dolores said...

Ahhhhh, what a beautiful and touching post walking down memory lane with you!!
Happy Mother's day to you!!!

Michaele said...

Very well written. Made me smile and I am sure it will make your moms day. How lucky to have those memories and that mom : )

Nancy's Notes said...

What special memories, blessed treasures!

Happy Mother's day sweet friend!

Nancy

Susan said...

Happy Mom day back at ya. Aren't they great?

Debbie said...

What great memories! Just proves that money can't buy love! Happy Mother's Day!

Carla said...

Great memories. Hope you had an awesome Mother's Day. I know I did.