Thursday, March 01, 2012

Mom's Yard Gnome's and Elve's

 My mom is one of the most interesting people I know.  I like her as a person, love her humor and aplomb.  Tom calls her the elf or yard gnome with affection, I call her mom and the kids call her grandma. She is tiny and huggable. Her eyes are either sparkling with humor, or freezing you on the spot when your bad.

She is not your pink sweater stay at home kind of grandma, at 70 she is actively      running between three antique shops doing what she loves, canning, gardening, trying to figure out the computer and taking care of my dad for over 50 years.  Finding and selling antiques, she is a walking encyclopedia of information. 

We will sneak out on weekends to hit estate sales and garage sales looking for those looked over items that people dismiss.   

She is my advocate, cheerleader, and friend and I love her to death.  At 5 ft. tall, she seems like a sweet little thing but she has more energy than four teenagers put together do.  Her humor is understated and can be missed, if you do not listen.  I know I have wound up choking more than once at family dinners from her off the cuff comments to my dad.  I have seen her make my daughter’s boyfriend blush like a girl, when she says things that are very unexpected and funny.

She reads my papers, reads my blog, wants to know what I am up to, and lets me know where I need to work on my writing.  I could not ask for a better role model in life, of what a good mom is supposed to be.

 I didn’t always see her this way, and have to admit as a teenager she made me crazy.  It took time and distance to help me to realize what a treasure she is as a person and human being.

I mention her first to say thanks for being there for me. Secondly, because we all have someone that supports us, with an open heart and mind.  When we are unsure, of what direction to go there is someone who is there to listen, give the advice when we need it, and not give it when we don’t.  That person we vent to when the world is a little too much to deal with.  That is part of the balance, which makes my life work.  I could not do what I am doing now without the support of my mother, in my life.  For that, I am eternally thankful.

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As a recently married 46 year old I am in the process of finishing my degree. Working to take care of my family and live my life.Blogging, working, writing, and chugging along like most of us.  Who am I ? I am you, I am me, I am your mother, friend, the best and worst that we each have inside of us. I am a different perspective and find myself fascinated by the interesting moments in life.

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