Mom’s Day 2017
I want to do something a bit different this year but as I sit here I’m not sure where my thoughts are headed. It may be a post of rambling and rabbit trails and if that’s how it turns out then that is where it is supposed to go. For some reason my head is filled with memories this year of our childhood. I write “our” because it didn’t belong only to me but to my sister, Peggy, as well. We are four years apart yet we were pretty connected. Of course when she was in high school I was just the pain in the neck sister that wanted to tag along and a lot of the times she let me. I really like my one and only sibling. She’s a little weird like me but when we are together? It’s a really good time with a lot of laughter, a lot of eye-rolling, a lot of chips and chatter, and some “let’s not talk about THAT’s.” About five or six years ago we went on a road trip to South Florida to deliver Hannah back to her parents after a brief Christmas visit – we stayed in a friend’s condo in Stuart. On our drive home she asked me to read something and handed me a file folder with a stack of printed pages. I began reading it aloud, our own audio book – it was her first novel. Ten hours and 300 pages later we pulled into the driveway in NC.
You have to publish this, I told her. She did.
Peg and I grew up in our Mom’s home. Our father pretty much abandoned us when I was 12. He had roaming eyes and finally they took him away from us. We were the quintessential house of females, the Queens of PMS. My mom was a devout woman of faith. Peg and I were devout rebels. We both went down some pretty rocky roads, and I’m not talking about ice cream, but in our 30’s we came to our senses, Mom’s prayers and Jesus rescued us. We’ve never looked back.
Between us we have seven children, ten grands, and she has five great grands.
We have both been divorced one time and both of us are remarried.
She lives in Florida. I live in North Carolina.
She is an extrovert. I am a social introvert.
She’s pretty cool. I’m cooler. Just kidding!
Happy Mom’s Day, Peg – so very glad we still have each other!
Who are you celebrating this year?
This week I’ll be linking up with Inspire Me Monday, Testimony Tuesday, Tell His Story, Tea and Word, Porch Stories, Coffee for Your Heart, Tune In Thursday, Dance With Jesus, Fresh Market Friday, and Glimpses of His Beauty.