Today, my Momma turns 69 years old. Last night, she went to the emergency room with her baby-girl. It was her anniversary to Papa and she spent it with me whimpering in pain. A stomach virus took me out and my Momma took care of me once again. It is what Momma’s do. They take care of their kids. It doesn’t stop when they are eighteen or even twenty-one. It is a lifetime commitment.
It hasn’t been a easy one for Momma. No mother’s journey is really easy. But she was always done her best. She continues to teach me lessons. So here are a few of the lesson you have taught me over the years.
1) I am worthy of love, we all are worthy of love.
2) Don’t sit down if you want to get things done.
3) Always say thank you.
4) Take a genuine interest in others and listen.
5) Naps are awesome.
6) Just because some is blood doesn’t mean you have to let them hurt you.
7) It is ok to say, No.
8) Know when to step back and let people make their own mistakes.
9) Forgiveness isn’t forgetting
10) Send someone flowers can brighten their day.
11) Kindness does matter.
12) It is okay to cry.
13) Taking time for yourself is necessary
14) Stubbornness is a superpower, use it wisely.
15) Sometimes you just need to play.
16) Making things with your hands is an awesome way to be creative.
17) You don’t have to keep everything someone gives you.
18) Daydreaming is a survival skill.
19) Books are a necessity in life.
20) Sometimes with family, you love them but you don’t like them.
21) Everyone has issues. Everyone.
22) You never have to grow up, but you do grow older.
23) Dessert for breakfast is acceptable as is having your dessert first.
There are a lot more lessons, but I am still under the weather and need a nap. Thank you, Momma. I love you.