Since my Mom's death 5 1/2 years ago, Mother Day has not been the same and I am not sure it ever will be. She is still so much a part of my life and I think of her daily and it just seems so strange that she is not here for me to celebrate.
|The first photo taken of my Mom and me. I was about 4 months old.|
This week I've thought about so many things she would say to me, which reminded me of "Momisms." You know those things that only a Mom can say, such as:
Because I said so, that's why! (one of my Mom's favorites)
If you make that face for too long, it will stay like that.(I always hoped that would never happen because I could make some ugly faces.)
I'll give you something to cry about. (heard that more than a few times)
Go ask your Dad. (not what I wanted to hear)
If you roll your eyes at me one more time, I'm going to slap you. (I did but thankfully she never, ever slapped me)
I hope you have a little girl just like you. (and, I did)
Don't make me pull this car over. (thinking she did do this a time or two because of my brother and I having some issues to resolve)
I'm not asking you, I'm TELLING you. (heard that more than once)
I don't care what other kids' parents said, I said no! (and she meant it)
If you don't quit whining you can just go to your room. (and I did more than once for sure)
Life isn't fair. (not exactly what I wanted to hear but sure was and is true)
When I was your age.......(no kid wants to hear that)
When you have kids of your own you'll understand (and she was right on that one for sure)
Clean your plate, there are starving children in Africa that would die to have that plate of food. (didn't work, I could stare food down with the best of them)
Go to your room and think about what you did. (well, I did go to my room but usually didn't think about what I had done, I just got madder)
And, the list goes on and on but I bet many of you reading this could identify with some of these. And, I'm sure my kids could make up their own list of Momisms. Perhaps they will look back on them with fond memories as I do those said by my Mom.
|This was the last photo taken of me and my Mom, in Oct. 2008, just 6 weeks before her death.|
And, I leave you with this...............