Sunday, May 8, 2011

Why my mom is great.

My mom and I have an awesome relationship now.   However, it has not always been that way.  I chose to live with my dad during my high school years.  My mom had recently moved in with her now husband and it was just not working for me.  So, I left.  Never once did she treat me any differently or throw it into my face when things were not going well with my dad.
She has loved me and my 2 biological brothers, 2 step brothers, and step sister all unconditionally.  She still hugs us and gives us a kiss before bed and I am 32!  She makes us all feel special and that we are a valuable part of the family.
She is not the kind of mother that puts her nose where it doesn't belong.  She waits for us to volunteer any information and she asks the appropriate questions and no more.  Granted, I don't give her much of an opportunity to HAVE to  I volunteer almost everything!
I love watching my mom be a wonderful grandma to my nieces and nephews.  I just see what my future babies have to look forward to.
I love you Mommy!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 26--A funny story (true)

As I have mentioned before, I am terrified of birds.  So this is going to be another bird story.  I was trying to get in shape after I started college.  The freshmen 15 hit me hard...too much Papa John's.  My roommate and I decided to go running.  My college had a footbridge over a busy street that had several trees at the very end.  We took the first step off the bridge next to the trees and out comes this tremendous flock of birds!!!  Ok, the terror immediately sets in!  I take cover in the tuck and roll position and end up rolling all the way down the hill into the parking lot below!  Luckily there was a nice concrete parking block to stop me.  I just turned around and walked back to my room.  That was enough running for me that day!