I have TWO mom’s! A mom and a mother-in-law and I love them BOTH.
I want to tell you a little bit about these two very special women in my life, my mom Connie and my mother-in-law Meredith.
My mom Connie likes to do about anything and everything. She is adventurous, will try new foods and loves to be with family any time and any where.
She has lived hours from my family; however, she was always willing to use her vacation time from work to stay with my kids when I had a chance to go on a business trip with Stan as a little get-away. What an angel so I could have a much needed break once in a while. I truly appreciate her sacrifice that she would do that for us.
In the summers she would take the grand kids, a few at a time, for a week or so. What memorable and adventurous times they had together. Mom and my kids did everything from finding little hole-in-the-wall places for the largest hamburger or pancake, to hiking and getting caught in a flash flood (more on that story someday).
She calls and skypes her grand kids and great-grand-kids, always putting forth the effort to stay in touch and be involved. She searches garage sales and thrift stores for needed items for everyone in the family to help ease financial burdens for the basics when they are needed.
She gives hugs to military personal, police men and women; actually anyone she wants to thank for their service or help, or just because she thinks they might need a hug — which is usually the case.
I am so grateful mom gave birth to, and cared for me. I have often sent her flowers on my birthday to thank her for my life.
My other mom, Meredith gave me the greatest gift, my wonderful husband Stan. She taught him well by, raising him to be responsible and a man who can care for his family.
Stan told me one of his fondest memories as a child was the day his mom sat on the floor and helped him put together a car model he wanted to build, but was a bit too young to do it alone. What a wonderful sacrifice of her time to do such a simple thing, which has been a cherished memory for a lifetime.
As often as possible, mom, Stan and I get together at her home to watch a movie (sometimes two!) and eat take-out pizza, or something I cook and bring along. We enjoy black licorice, popcorn and chocolate while visiting and spending time together.
She is amazingly talented in all sorts of handicraft such as making quilts that truly are treasures and art (more on that later). She also likes to do jigsaw puzzles and loves to read, particularly about history.