My Mom is a force to be reckoned with and she will be the first tell you exactly what you don’t want to hear at the most inappropriate time. Especially if you live in a Pollyanna bubble like me! But that is life!
We have had our differences in the past like most mother and daughters. It was my obnoxious teen years that tested her limits. And I know for a fact that I have pressed many buttons, as soon as the drawer opened, the spoon came out, I would make a mad dash for the door!
I think spoon haunts me til this very day!
My Mom also has another side that I don’t talk about enough. It is the side that when you are in need she is there with a phone call, she knows when to help when the chips are down, and she will always be there for you.
I remember as a young girl coming back from the grocery store with her in her stealthy grey Station wagon.
A lone man swaggered along the sidewalk.
My Mom slowly drove by him very slowly, gave him the stink eye, then shook her finger at him exclaiming, “I’m watching you!”
She sighed and looked to me, “That bastard beats his wife. I can’t stand him! If he was married to me he would be dead! No questions asked.”
My young eyes looked at her in disbelief but I knew she was telling the truth. Nobody would ever mess with my Mom!
If there is one thing my Mom is she is a fighter, she has gumption, and she always looks out for her friends. The one thing she taught us is to stand-up for ourselves and take no prisoners when duty calls us too.
Family sticks together through thick and thin!
I might crack the occasional menopausal joke her way or test her limits for old times sakes. But as her daughter it is my duty to test those limits!
I wonder if she will like her gift Fifty Shades of Grey….
What do you love about your Mother? How will you be celebrating this Mother’s Day?