On one of my other blogs, The One-Minute Writer, today's writing prompt is,
"Think about your mother, or the woman who had the most influence in your life as you grew up.
"What name fits her best--"Mom," "Mama," "Mother," or another? Why?"
The woman who gave birth to me is "Mom." It's a comfortable name, and that fits. I'm so glad to have a mom who I feel so comfortable around. In fact, I crave more time with her.
I like being in a family where I don't have to dress in my best finery for Thanksgiving. I can tease (nicely!) and be teased in return. I know that my mom loves me with all my good parts and bad parts, and that she's comfortable enough with who I am that she doesn't try to change me into someone I'm not.
As a kid, I felt more comfortable at home than anywhere else. I wanted to spend time there, hanging out with my parents. I think that providing such a place is one of the greatest gifts my mom (and dad) gave me as I grew up.
Thanks, Mom, for providing a home that was loving and comfortable...a place I always love returning to.
Happy Mother's Day!
And a quick P.S.--This Mother's Day, we're lucky enough to have The Engineer's mom visiting. She's welcomed me as being truly part of the family ever since we were married--even before that, in fact! I'm proud to wear her wedding ring/engagement ring, the one The Engineer's dad gave her. (He passed away before I came into the family.) It's great to spend Mother's Day with her (and with my really awesome step-father-in-law too!!)