Today is my Mom’s birthday. She would be 67…that is hard to believe. Even more difficult to believe is that she has been gone for 15 years. I never thought I would survive a week without my Mom and here it is 15 years later.
This is a picture of us in 1987.
I have struggled with trying to be the kind of Mom my Mom was. She was Super-Woman. You name it she did…and usually really well. It’s kind of hard to measure up to Super-Woman. Especially if she isn’t here to explain how she did it, or how she struggled, or how really tired she was. Recently I came across part of her journal. Okay that is one area we are very much alike, her journal would skip years at a time. Anywho…I was reading part of her journal and she would talk about painting the bathroom, planting the garden and cleaning out all the kitchen cabinets – all on the same day! How in the heck do you do all that in one day?!? Oh yeah, she had 5 children to help out and most of the entries ended in “I am so tired today”.
Wow we are more alike than I thought…of course I don’t plan on painting the bathroom, cleaning out the kitchen cabinets and planting a garden all on the same day anytime soon. I am going to wait until my kiddos are a little bit older.