"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." - Tenneva Jordan
I have a lot of special women in my life. Some I see infrequently, some rarely. None enough. Some are gone to receive the jewels in their crowns. Here are a few:
Grandmargaret~my maternal grandmother, she's home. I always thought she was pretty, even with that gap between her front teeth. I cannot think of a time I saw her angry. She was patient, she gave me my first sewing lessons. I remember making mud pies and huge Thanksgiving meals with all the family. The best thing was "Goody Bags" on Christmas. She would buy random things like band-aids, olives, and calenders all year long and the shopping bag full of stuff was your Christmas gift. It was awesome. I think I'll do it for my grand kids. Hopefully that won't be for a long time.
Nano~my paternal grandmother, she's home, too. She kept us every summer for what seemed like months. She would take us places and make us things. She always had cheese toast, chocolate cake, and coconut pie. She taught me how to crochet and embroider. She got me hooked on wrestling when it was the Von Erichs.
Momma~She lives in San Antonio. She suffered through my pink hair, choir concerts, and called me every Monday night my Freshman year of college. She sent me packages for everything, and last year sent me 40 different birthday present wrapped in 40 different wrapping papers for my 40th birthday. She has been known to say "I'm not the one that has to wear it." She has a great laugh and sense of humor, she's always happy. She took us to plays and ballets and the zoo. She taught me how to cook, she's great at it! Momma...Milky Way cake and Lasagna, please?
Grandma Jill~grandma to my kids, friend to me, she's a Yankee now, originally from England (she taught my children to say bahhth for bath). She took me in as her own. She helped me raise my children when I was working two jobs. She was always supportive no matter what my latest craziest idea was. She helped me realize I could be strong on my own. She gave me my last sewing lessons, and would not accept anything less than perfect. I could use your help right now with this pair of pants and a dress, and several other unfinished projects lurking around!
Marlene~My step-mom. She lives in North Carolina. She rocks! She doesn't put up with any poop, she always listens and wants to know what's going on in your life. She put up with me during those sulky teenage years when I was thinking I don't like you just because I'm not supposed to like you. Even though she treated us like her own. She has great advice on raising children, and excellent style! I know, I've driven all over town with her looking for the exact right coffee table.
I love these women and so many more. Thank you.
Happy Mothers day to everyone, mom, friend, teacher, sister, whomever you may be today!
"Mothers are all slightly insane." - J.D. Salinger