Point to Ponder:
What redeeming qualities or characteristics does your mom possess?
Authentic, Brave, Fun, Strong, Generous, Great Cook, Friend, Humorous, Devoted, Courageous, Adventurous, Selfless, Optimistic, Calm, Sacrifice, Giving, Entertainer, the Best, Graceful, Faithful, Thoughtful, Loving, a Lady, and Fearless are some of the adjectives, qualities and characteristics used to describe our mom’s on Friday, during our Mother’s Day Member Lunch.
Irrational and irresponsible is all I could think. How could she be marrying someone she barely knows?!? What if the roles were reversed? There’s no way she would support me marrying someone after only dating him for three months! But, actually, I was wrong. She would not have said a word and just loved and supported me through it, like she’s always done. It wasn’t until my dad (her first and only husband whom she’d been divorced from for over twenty years) reminded me that she was a responsible fifty-plus year old woman who could make her own life decisions. In other words, he was telling me that I needed to zip it, get over it and support her. He was right.
Mom and Joe have been married now for eleven years and they continue to be very happy and live a sweet and wonderful life together. Was her decision to marry Joe after only knowing him for three months irrational and irresponsible? Maybe, but I couldn’t be more thankful for their irrational decision and imperfections, because it has made my mom the happiest I have ever seen her and our children love G-Joe (that’s his grandpa name) to the moon and back.
It totally stinks that mom’s aren’t perfect, but thankfully we aren’t because that would make for impossible shoes to fill and a dull life with boring stories. Instead, we’re all trying our best and many days our best is ugly, loud and messy. And, despite being imperfect, there’s nothing more satisfying, special and comforting than a mother’s love.
Happy Mother’s Day to You and Yours and I hope you enjoy the continued shared and endearing words about our mother’s from our Member Lunch.
In honor of your mother, apply her redeeming qualities and characteristics to your life.
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