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I don’t know why I always laugh when I hear someone say, “Who’s your Mamma?”
I take it as a question to be answered immediately and without hesitation. It’s a funny quip to prod your child into admitting that you did or said something worthy of praise. At least that’s the way I interpret it.
I have a wonderful mother and I would like to thank her publicly on this blog for being my Mom. My Mother and I have both faced hurdles in our lives that have made us stronger and more faith filled. We have endured challenges both together and in spirit when we could not be together. I love my Mother and the older I get, I appreciate her even more. She appreciates my humor and I love when she laughs at something I say. She is beautiful both outside and inside.
Most women long to be a mother at one time or another in their lives. It can be a challenging vocation, but unbelievably rewarding. There are moments that only God and our shoes know about when it comes to rearing our children. Those priceless times when no one is around to laugh at their innocent comments and reactions.
The latest statistics say a stay at home Mom is now worth $113,000.00.
I have a memory from my son Preston that I will never forget. It is priceless to me and the value of this memory is far more worth the $113,000.00.
Here’s my quick story.
When Preston was five years old, he knew that I enjoyed hearing and watching the Canadian geese fly over our home and drop down into the park just beyond our backyard fence. This was a seasonal treat that only happened just a couple of months in the fall, and when the birds would appear overhead, I would make a big deal about it and gather the kids to witness the geese come in for a landing as they broke their formed military pattern. One afternoon I was fixing dinner and the kids were outside playing. My son ran into the kitchen and yelled very loudly, “MOM! MOM! Come outside. Hurry Quick. Run! The geese are coming and are flying over our house!!” He couldn’t grasp the words to tell me that there were a lot of them so he stumblingly blurted out the only words he could think of to get the urgent point across. “There’s a whole Gallon of them,” he shouted. I laughed so hard and with love, ran outside and joined in the excitement.
These are priceless memories that I as a mother enjoy reflecting on. I hope you can find memories that warm your heart whether as a mother of your children or that your mother gave you.
Happy Mother’s Day! I love you MOM!
- The E Book Price has been lowered from $21.95 to $12.07 on Amazon and will soon be available at the same price on this blog. My book is being re formatted so I can offer it here also.
- Had two wonderful reviews about my book: http://www.amazon.com/Meet-Mountains-Candy-Marie-Bridges/product-reviews/1935906798/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
- This comment was from one of our guests who attended a retreat here at Breath of Life Retreat House: Kimberly H. Pervez
I set and read through your book in about 2 days, I simply couldn’t put it down. I could hear you standing your kitchen at The Breath of Life Retreat House telling us this story. I have always respected you and though you were a tuff cookie, but girl, I have an all new respect for you!
Thank you for opening you heart, your home and your life and allowing us the reader inside, I know you are a private person and this was hard to share in the detail that you shared. I am truly am blessed to know you and Jim.
I am in the process of writing my life story as an abuse victim and am just amazed at how you were to capture so much detail in your book; you have yet another talent, author to add to your many hats.
You addition to detail shows up in each and every chapter, in from the clothes you were wearing from the details of the lightning storm of eye candy to not candy coating the issues of your marriage, was all appreciated! The thoughts in your head during the most horrible time when hearing the words that no spouse wants to hear especially as such a young age, to be a widowed so early in life. Thank you for sharing your life, and heart with the reader, I know this book was hard for you to write to actually sit and do nothing else-but I know I hope to see maybe more writings from you!
- The Goodreads contest to win a signed copy of my book is going on. Put your name in to win.