Let Me Tell you About My Mom

Happy Mothers Day to all you Mothers out there!

Let me tell you a little about my Mother.

She is the best mom I could have ever asked for. There were times in my life that I didn't let her know this enough. Growing up as a teenager, to hear her tell it, I was a struggle. Now, days it makes me sick to think of how rebellious I was at times. There are may occasions I wish I would have listened to her more. Being a mother now myself, I know how she must have worried and stressed all the time.

In a Christian home, she raised four children of her own and was a foster Mother of several others. She was so strong and I'm sure we kept her busy. She was our hair dresser, our tailor and chef. Momma did it all. She was tough, kept us straight, gave us plenty of spankings and put the meaning of grounded in the dictionary.

We didn't have cell phones back then. Didn't need one. When she called for us to come home, It was from the screen door. And we heard her from across the neighborhood. If we didn't, someone did and would send for us. Our collie dog stayed with us and would also let us know when mom was calling.

But momma was loving. She gave the best hugs and was the best at fixing boo boos and showing us how to do things on our own. She always gave the best advice and the most simplest advice she gives is when she says "Just pray about it". She always made sure we had nice clothes to wear to church and school. She is a wonderful seamstress and made most of our clothes. It was always exciting to go to the cloth store with her. She would let us pick our own pattern and a fabric.


Now I find myself just like her in a lot of ways. I even think I look like her and that makes me happy. I still call on her when I need an answer to something or little does she know, I sometimes just need to hear her voice. There are times like when I change the bed sheets, I remember how she used to tell me to do top corner to bottom corner. When I fold towels, I do it just the same as she taught me. Even the little things like, putting a paper towel on top of the lettuce when saving it, how to tie a sash or how to tie a knot at the end of my thread by rolling it between my fingers. Something every day makes me think about her. Often I wonder if she misses me when I'm not around like I miss my daughter when shes not around. I bet she does. ha!


My daughter is home this weekend and we have been having fun. We will go to church for a nice service and honer our Moms, then we will come back home to rest and maybe bake something. My daughter always likes to bake. Later we will be taking Mom out to eat to one of her favorite restaurants. 
I plan to celebrate many more Mothers Days with her.

I love her and feel so blessed.

9 comments

  1. If l was writing about mia Mama..I could'nt
    find words any better than yours to use Lisa..
    As a Sicilian..Family is the most important
    thing there is..And head of the home is always
    the Nona..the Grandma..! The boss! HeHe! Bless!
    So...A very Happy..Happy Mothers Days to ALL the
    Mums out their..make sure your spoilt 'rotten'..! :).
    And remember...

    “Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” —William Makepeace Thackeray..

    “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” —James E. Faust

    “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” —Mahatma Gandhi..

    “There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.” —Elder M. Russell Ballard..

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  2. a lovely tribute to your mom. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. Enjoy.

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  3. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU. No doubt your daughter rises up to call you 'BLESSED'. I enjoyed that about your mom. Funny the small memories that jump out. It always amazed me how mama could 'roll a knot' at the end of her thread when using a needle.
    From NC Sherry & jack

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  4. Lisa, How I enjoyed reading about your mother. I am missing mine so much today. I lost my mother in such a tragic way...and thoughts of that awful day, when I found her body in her wreaked car, haunt me every day. BUT...she is in heaven...and I know that I will see her some day. I just loved her so much. Your blog today helped me more then you will ever know. In many ways...your mom and my mom were alike in the way you and I were raised. Lisa..love your blog..you are a talented writer...and are a blessing to my life! Roland

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  5. Beautiful post Lisa! I enjoyed reading your post about your mom. It sounds like you two are very close. Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  6. Our moma IS the best moma!!!! Great write up, sissy. Love you

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  7. What a wonderful mom. Mine passed away a couple of years ago and I miss her so much. You don't realize how often you need your mom until she's gone.

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