Mother’s Day – 2023

It’s been five years since my mom, our mom, died. I miss her dearly. Especially on Mother’s Day and her birthday.

mom as a young girl, I think I got her curly hair. photo from early 1940s

When I started blogging, she became my reader and my critic. I miss those conversations and so much more. She taught me how to be who I am today. She taught me to be curious, to ask questions, and so much more.

Last year her sister, and our aunt, died. Those two sisters taught us more than I realized, and I miss them both.

Lynne, my mom, and Joyce, my aunt

Today, we are non-sequential, 61-60, and 58. In October, we we’ll be in order again until I mess it up and turn 62 a month later in November.

mom’s last birthday in 2018, she turned 80 and we celebrated as a big family. Left to right, David, Warren, and me. At the time it was 54, 56, and 57. We’ve gotten older and wiser.

It’s because of mom that I keep working at Making the Days Count. Each day, in some way, I work at it. I am thankful and full of gratitude for her patience and kindness when what I really, I needed (and deserved) was a kick in the pants and tough love.

It’s Mother’s Day and I’d better get going on it and jump in, jump out, and seize the day. Making the Days Count, one day at a time, looking back, looking forward, but always remembering.

What is one thing you learned from your mother?

5 thoughts on “Mother’s Day – 2023

  1. Awww. Great family photo. It’s been 15 years since my mom died. I remember so many things about that day, details that I’d otherwise have long forgotten for any other event. Some days are harder than others. This is one of them.

    Hugs to you.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    1. Hugs back at you! Hope June finds you well and the inn bursting at the seems with guests – guests who leave behind beer you like! Miss your posts on odd guest behavior, but I suppose I could pen a similar one about odd student or parent behaviors, but I am going to sidestep that one! Stay well and peace.

    1. Yes she was, but she was honest with me when I didn’t measure up and fell short. She taught me her curiosity and desire to learn. I am thankful for her. Have a wonderful day. It is Day 1 of 76, going to make each day count.

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