Monday, May 11, 2009

Lessons from Mom

As I grow more experienced in Mom hood I begin to realize all the gifts my mother gave to me as a child. Not the least of which is how to be a goofball. This is not to say that she is not also a voice of discipline and self control. She is no pushover.

I remember the absolute glee I felt as a child when my strict and serious mom would pull a face or say something silly and decidedly "unmomlike". This reminded me that my mom was more than just a mom. She was a mysterious figure with a completely different face that was sometimes hidden from me. The promise of a momentary slip of the "mom" mask was a secret that I cherished.

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

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