Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

My mom is a strong, brave, wonderful woman. She is the bright spot in my life. When I was born in 1968 the doctor's conclusions were that I didn't have much hope for a long and normal life. My mom was told that there was the possibility that I could be retarded, I most likely wouldn't walk etc. Imagine expecting a normal healthy baby. The only surprise she expected was if I would be a boy or girl....they had no tests back then to foretell such deformities as mine. Now imagine they bring your baby in and she's scrunched up with a horribly curved spine. That's what my mother faced. I'm sure she cried (I would have) and despaired. What to do with a gimpy child? She stepped up to the plate and hit it over the wall, that's what she did! She was an Amazon! She did everything she could to make my life normal. She had faith in God and faith in ME! My life hasn't been easy by any stretch of the imagination, but it has been good. I did everything the doctors said I couldn't and then some all the while with my mom cheering me on. I have so many memories of things my mom did to make me feel special. One of my favorite memories is when daddy worked nights after my sister and I would go to bed my mom would come get one or the other of us back up to watch tv for 30 extra minutes with her. Kind of a little secret extra time with mommie. I always felt special when it was my turn. She always told me how smart I was and even though I was a terror a lot of the time I knew my mom loved me. She listened to me when we talked and was interested in my thoughts and opinions and theories. We have taught each other much and I know I am a better person for having her as a mom. I did a lot of the same things for my daughter when she was growing up that my mom did for me. She inspires me to be a better person. I am so blessed and so grateful for you, Mommie. I love you!! Happy Mother's Day!

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