1. My mom is the most generous person I know. If you need help, she’s right there beside you and will do whatever she can.
2. She keeps busy. A lot of senior citizens sit home and complain because their family never comes over or calls. But not my mom. She keeps herself busy. Bowling. Volunteering. Craft classes. Exercise.
3. She’s not afraid to learn new things. She has a cell phone and knows how to text. She’s regularly on email. She reads on a Kindle. She’s learning how to paint with oils and is actually pretty darn good! Who knew!
4. When I was little, I liked typing on her typewriter. She told me that if I was going to type, I was going to do it right. So when I was about 10 years old, she taught me to type. I’ve always been grateful for that and the other practical skills she taught me.
5. She’s extremely organized.
6. She puts people first.
7. Her family is her top priority after God.
8. She can laugh at herself, and she does frequently, along with the rest of us. But it’s only because she does some pretty crazy stuff! There’s never a dull moment with my mom.
9. She listens. When I was growing up, my mom spent a lot of time listening to me talk. And believe me, I talked (and still do) a LOT! I felt comfortable telling her anything and everything. If I had questions, even uncomfortable ones, she was willing to listen and answer.
10. My mom was and is my best cheerleader. She always told me I was smart and could do anything I wanted to do. And apparently I believed her. A funny example was when I was 17 and looking to buy my first car. I found one I wanted to test drive and approached the salesman. He asked me if I knew how to drive a stick. I said: “No. But I’m sure I can figure it out.” But hey, according to my mom I can do anything!!!
I love you, Mom. Happy Mothers Day.