Yesterday was all about hubbys mom. Today is all about mine. My mom grew up in small town Mississippi with 4 other sisters. With 5 girls in the house, I know it was hard to provide – but grandma and grandpa did to the best of their abilities. Most importantly – they had love.
Mom married my dad when she was really young and had me when she was 18. I have a very young mom!!
My dad provided very well for us and mom was able to stay at home with me and spoil me rotten. She put me into pageants – where I excelled. I was shy and, well, I am not anymore. lol She put me into piano lessons, singing lessons, dance lessons, modeling lessons . . . ok, any type I could get into. lol
She and dad divorced and life became hectic. I will not go into it, because it is not my story. Lets just say… its been a long road. But I am happy for her and we are so proud of the place she is at today.
Mom has taught me a lot through the years. Most importantly – how to act as a lady with poise. This came in handy at my dads funeral when I had two of his siblings verbally attack me. I held my head high and proceeded with the functions of the day. Of course, this made me appear cold and heartless because I “didnt grieve right or cry”. Ummm, yeah, but I didnt let them see it. That comes from the tough exterior my mom has taught me to wear when I need to protect myself. There were many times when I saw her be tough – I learned from the best.
I was taught to love and have compassion for others who are not in similar circumstances that I am. She constantly was thinking of ways she could give back to people in our community (especially during Christmas) when I was younger.I want to do that too. I want to start a non-profit for single mothers to help them when needed. I cant really do anything with it now because I need to help myself first. During her times of giving, she taught me to accept with grace. This lesson has come in handy for me lately. People give because they want to. Its ok to accept the help they are giving. I think this is going to help me when I do open my non-profit because I have been on both sides.
There are so many lessons that I could talk about. Lets just say she is an awesome mom and we are blessed beyond belief to have her in our lives. She lives about 10 hours from us, and we dont get to see her as often as we would like. But we do spend time together and she absolutely adores our son.
Happy Mothers Day mom! You and grandma enjoy the day. Dont do anything today other than what is necessary. You both had a huge day yesterday at the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk. I know ya’ll are tired!! Love you!
Thank you all for reading. Have an awesome Mothers Day!
The Perpetual Campers
**Disclaimer: Since all of my pictures are in storage – some of these had been scanned ages ago onto my computer and appear distorted OR I stole them from my aunts FB pages. hehehe