A day of mom


Actually, I've just come off a week of mom...well, more so a week of me mooching suppers off of mom over at Ky's house while Ky is pampered and loved and taken care of. Luckily my mom is so good, that Willis and I could swing by daily for some love and pampering ourselves.
On Thursday I had an interesting conversation with my mom, my aunt Chris and my snister.  We were exploring the whys and the whats of who makes us the way we are; to what degree a person can influence and shape our lives.  Talks turned to mothers and how in some way the way they are raised affects the way they choose to bring up their children, so on and so forth.  Therefore, not only did my mom influence me but there are also remnants of my grandmother in the person I've become.  But, I'd even take it a step further.  I was raised in a close family and there were many wonderful female role models.  My mom's younger sisters, Chris and Judie come to mind.  Growing up, they were always in the picture, regardless where they lived.  I admired Aunty Judie's style and always took to heart the advice she would give me from music to men when we made our yearly treks out to Vernon.  My aunty Chris, on the other hand, was more like an older cousin and recently I'd even push that and say she's closer to a friend. I admire her courage, strength and morals. 
All these women have been great influences in my life.   They say it takes a village to raise a child and that is so true in our family, with many people leaving their marks in our lives. 
Obviously my mom has been the greatest of these influences.  I like to bug her, joke around and do things to annoy her, but deep down I'm an extremely appreciative daughter who knows she was raised by a strong, beautiful woman.  A woman who chose the stay at home mom career over fortune, who chose bologna sandwiches and bagged lunches over glamorous restaurant meals and who chose to put her children first instead of herself.  I've been blessed in life and I can say with certainty that that is because I'm reaping the awards of the decisions my mother made.
Happy Mother's Day, mom! Love ya.

1 comment

  1. Thank you soooo much Deena for the compliments. To start a Monday with such deep warm expression from the heart was a blessing. I love you as if you were my own child and I am so blessed to have been a part of your childhood but to be so close to you in adulthood has had such an impact in my life as well. God Bless you now and always.
    Love Auntie chrissy


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