Sunday, May 8, 2011


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!!)


Toni said...

The older I get the more thankful I am for my parents. My Dad is my Hero and my Mom is all kinds of fun! Even though they may not have been together for most of my life it could still have been SO much worse! I'm truly blessed!

Cathy said...

Thanks for the sweet words! :)

Z said...

Happy Mother's Day! :)

LEstes65 said...

Love love love!!

forever folding laundry said...

On Mother's Day Colin asked me
if he had to call me 'mother'
all day instead of 'mom'.

Hope you had a great one!