So thankful that she gave birth to me even when she became pregant at the age of 20 and my father was just 19; even while in middle of her college education.
Even though their marriage ended in divorce when I was seven, I am thankful that through financial trials and hardships that she never made us feel poor and I can't remember hearing her complain even while she worked full time as a preschool teacher and at times, worked two part time jobs so that we could live in decent housing, eat decent food, even providing for my sister and I to take dance lessons.
I am grateful that she introduced me to frugal living and gardening and that she would make our Halloween costumes each year using what we could find.
So thankful that she would take my sister and I camping during the summer - just the three of us.
My mother's attitude when hitting a road block was always - "ok, if we can't do it this way, let's figure out a different way to make it work." This has stuck with me through my life.
Although our relationship during my teenage years was rough, I am thankful that we are now very close friends. Even now when we live a five hour drive away from one another, and we don't see each other as often as we would like, just knowing that she is a phone call away is comforting.
Thank you Mom, I love you.
And Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms.
What a beautiful tribute to your mother TonyaReplyDelete
What a lovely post. You are very blessed, Tonya, to have had such a strong woman for your mother, who taught you such important lessons. Not everyone has that. :)ReplyDelete
Happy Mother's Day to you!
Happy Mother's Day To you and your Mom.ReplyDelete
Your mother has a sparkle in her eye that makes me think that she has a true love for life, and what you tell us about her just confirm that. She obviously passed it on to you! Happy Mother's Day, Tonya.ReplyDelete
This is a lovely way to honor what sounds like a loving and nurturing relationship with your mom. You are so blessed to enjoy that special bond with your mother. Happy Mother's Day to you!ReplyDelete
Happy Mother's Day to you and your mother Tonya.ReplyDelete
What a sweet tribute! :)ReplyDelete
beautiful Tonya, happy mother's day!ReplyDelete
beautiful, Tonya~ Happy Mother's Day to you!ReplyDelete
thank you for sharing this, Tonya. and a very beautiful mother's day to you!ReplyDelete
Beautiful tribute ,Beautiful Mom.ReplyDelete
What a sweet tribute! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day. RELAX and ENJOY!!!!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. We are the mothers we are today because of the women who taught us how to do it: our own mothers! Happy Mother's Day, Tonya.ReplyDelete
I love this post! You are a true inspiration, Tonya. Happy Mother's Day. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for this beautiful post. You are truly an inspiration!ReplyDelete
How sweet, Tonya! Happy Mother's day to you too....ReplyDelete
What a lovely post and tribute in honour of your mother!ReplyDelete