Sunday, May 8, 2011

Thanks, Mom!

Mother’s Day—while an invention of the greeting card industry—is the perfect occasion to publically acknowledge all of the great gifts I’ve received from my mother . . .

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the ability to pull-together a balanced meal (not that I always do, but I know what  one looks like!);

 

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the ability to set a table—I’d have to reference Emily Post for a “State Dinner”—but thanks to Mom I know where the forks, knives and napkins go!

 

 

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the knowledge that you never appear in public in your pajamas or without appropriate foundation garments.  (I admit it, I wasgoing to use those “people of WalMart photos,” but they’re just too gross—besides, I always look like this when shopping . . .)

 

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hospital corners.

 

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the ability to listen to my children without constant instruction—to allow them to make mistakes with the minimal amount of “I told you so’s”—to support them even when I feel the endeavor is completely pointless—the ability to love them even when they’re not-very-lovable.

 

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I now read those pages the pharmacist prints out for my information.

 

 

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never, ever throw away a magazine you might find useful in this (or the next) lifetime.

okay—I’ve got to end this somewhere.  I just wanted the world, or at least my 124 followers, to know that I think the world of her and I appreciate all she’s done for, and continues to do for, me.

Thanks for your indulgence!

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4 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too -- and my Mother taught me all the same important lessons that yours did.

C'est Moi said...

WE must be kindred spirits....if you can't find that issue your looking for, there's a good chance I have it!

Auntie Bliss said...

I had to laugh at the hospital corners! Mama taught me that too.
Grandmother gave me the Emily Post book but I never read it :/

Kendall Welsh said...

See - now that isn't fair! You used your blog to send Mom a mothers day card.....you are ALWAYS one-upping me!

Well, I guess I should just say thanks for putting the words to the things I feel about Mom.

<3 you too Mom!

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