Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fifty Memories for Mom - Nos. 1-5

5. Nothing makes you laugh harder than causing a fun disturbance in public. You will proudly warble like a loon, cackle like a witch, or order ice cream sundaes “with balls and nuts” at the McDonald’s drive-thru. At some point, this habit embarrassed all four of us kids (and probably your husband), but I’m betting that no one got more mortified than Mark.

4. Another public disturbance: The Re-birth at Good Samaritan Hospital.

3. You are, hands down, the best listener I know. As a mother, you had/have an uncanny ability to do five things at once and still be completely locked in on a conversation. As a friend, many, many people have come to you in their hard times because of this.

2. You are a dreamer, and you put aside many of your own dreams to raise a family. But now that you actually have time to yourself, you have pursued your dream to write.

1. You choose to live for today rather than worrying needlessly about the future or dwelling nostalgically on the past. I’m sure that’s not nearly as easy as you make it look, especially when three of your kids live in different states.

There. Next time you tell me to blog more often, you better be careful what you wish for. Happy Mother's Day!


Barb said...

Golly. When I asked for more blog posts, I certainly didn't expect/deserve 50 memories for me! You're overly generous in your compliments ... but absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?! Thank you for the love and thoughtfulness, David - I'm incredibly blessed by you!

Karen Dawkins said...

You are a sweet son!!!