You have not forgotten Mother's Day is on Sunday (the 10th), have you? I'm sure not one of you has.
Even though my mother has been gone for 25 years, she is always with me. I have a photograph of her sitting on the table at the top of my stairs, and since I live in a townhouse, I see it several times a day. Rarely do I pass this photograph without noticing it or without saying hello to Mom. She is missed, but always in my heart. Carole asked us to share "10 Things Your Mom Taught You" as our ToT post today.
1. She taught me that beauty is not on the outside. It is within you and the way you present yourself to the world.
2. She taught me to be strong and not to give in or give up. Few of our troubles cannot be overcome.
3. She taught me to love others and to be generous of heart.
4. She taught me how to work hard and how to take care of a home and a family.
5. She taught me "to be bored is to be boring". There is always something you can do with your time. Use your hands, your brain, and/or your body to stay busy and engaged.
6. She taught me the worth of reading and learning.
7. She taught me to cook and bake. She taught me the worth of having a sweet tooth. My oh my, how I miss her cinnamon rolls. (Not that I would or could eat one today.)
8. She taught me the fear of heights, as she would get upset and scream when we stepped to close to the edge of a canyon. Dad was much braver and always took us "too" near.
9. She taught me to love the out of doors, as long as I didn't head for the edge of a canyon.
10. She taught me the love of family and friends.
My Mom was a beautiful woman inside and out. She was generous and caring. Since I was her first child I watched her grow as a person over the years. She died too young (barely a month past her 59th birthday). Her favorite T-shirt said "Behind every great woman is herself".
Please share with me your favorite thing about your mom and make sure you tell her how much you care, especially this Sunday.