Saturday, May 08, 2010
We all have had a Mom. Mine, I lost 33 years ago. She was an amazing woman and Mother of 7. The only househelp was from me her only daughter. I really shouldn't say that since Dad was the one that mopped the kitchen, peeled the potatoes for Sunday dinner and did all the popcorn popping. And she was a wonderful cook.
I have raised four and felt I was a hard worker. But Mom did 6 years of child care without running water in the house, heat from a pot bellied stove and an out house. I can still see her on the back porch (closed in, but not heated) washing clothes for the Family including diapers. No disposable in her day.
Dad did the gardening with some help from us Kids, but she canned lots of fruits and veggies in the Summer months. uh..no air conditioning. She never learned to drive the one car in the Family. But I walked to the store a couple blocks away and shopped for her and my Grandma who lived on the other side of the duplex. Then two Sat. a month, Dad would drive her to the big city (12,000) population.
When she passed at 66 yrs, of age, I was in Africa with my own Family. No way I could get home for her funeral even though my brother who was in Brazil made it home. I really never got to say good-bye to her, but she said goodbye to me. How? In a dream four days before she left us. In that way, God prepared me so the shock was not so great. Thank you God, for a lovely Mom. You others that have had a loving mom, I believe that would be the majority, Thank God for her this Mother's Day.