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Mother’s Day

April 28, 2008

Mothers are pretty amazing. They always seem to know when you need a word of encouragement, a hug, pampering, a taste of your favorite foods or a sympathetic ear. They are tireless in giving of themselves. And no matter how old you are, you are always their child.

My own mother never ceases to amaze me. She knows, even if I don’t say a word, when I am upset or worried. It must be something that mothers are born with or kicks in when they first hold you -- that extra special “Mother Radar".

My mother is stunning. At 82 people still stop her to tell her how lovely she looks. The consummate hostess, warm, understanding, absolutely fierce in protecting and defending her children, these are memories I will always hold in my heart.

As Mother’s Day approaches and I reminisce, what gives me pause is that even after 52 years I learn new things about my mother. Which makes me ask the question, “How well do we really know our mothers?"

If they were born when we were what would their choices have been?

Would they have chosen a career or a different career?

What is their favorite childhood memory?

What was most important to them when they became a parent?

What is their biggest regret?

What were their hopes and dreams?

What are the biggest lessons they have learned from life?

They say we take for granted the people we love most. Use this Mother’s Day as an opportunity to interview your mom and create a memoir that can be passed on for generations. Check out “Conversations with My Mother: A Keepsake Journal for Celebrating a Lifetime of Stories" by Ronni Lundy Lark.

To all the mothers out there – Happy Mother’s Day!

Debra

2 comments:

  1. LOVE your Diary. What great questions, especially aking mothers what they would do if born today. But if I ask the last questions, I may need to set aside half a day for the answer! Peg
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  2. What a wonderful entry for Mother's Day! I've given this wonderful Journal to friends of mine to start them on their way to their own autobiography. thank you for the innovative napkin folding..I used it for a birthday party I gave last week. Keep up the great work., Pam Weinert-Frech
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    August 19, 2018 at 7:47 AM

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