Sunday, May 10, 2009

On Lupie and her Mom

Although I was just sitting here watching cartoons (what else is new) I do on occasion have adult conversations that do not focus on comics, video games, knitting, teaching, Science Fiction, movies, or zombie epidemics.

A friend and I were discussing motherhood last week. She was describing how lost she felt when she had her first child because, having not known her own mother, she had no example to follow. Thirty some odd years and four devoted, successful children later I can attest to the fact that she made it amazingly and did so without a leader.

I however, when the gods decide to bless me with a child, will have a wonderful example to follow. If anyone were to at any point ask me to name the most remarkable people I've ever known, Lupie and my grandmother would be my first two answers.
Remarkable because they were always determine and unwavering even in the face of the insurmountable.
Remarkable because they seem to simply shrug off the most intense physical pain.
Remarkable because they somehow had the power to make the wonderful out of very little or nothing.
Remarkable because they always pulled from an endless well of patience.
Remarkable because with nothing more than open ears and shoulders to cry on they wiped away all my worries.
Remarkable because they hands on my forehead packed more punch against a headache than a bottle of Excedrin.
Remarkable because they were able to bring learning to rival any trip to an amusement park or circus in level of enjoyment.
Remarkable because they never wanted me to forget that although they wore capes in my heart they were human.
Remarkable because they showed me that mothers can be superheros.

Thank you, Gramma, I miss you.
Thank you, Mom, I love you.
I'm still not done with your freakin' gift.

3 comments:

Lupie said...

OK so you made me cry, in a good way. I am very proud of the women you are becoming and I know you will be an awesome Mom!!
Grandma is following and blessing your every move.
Love,
Mom

Daisymum said...

Awwwe!!!! That is so sweet. Money can't buy that kind of love and appreciation. That is what life is about. You made me cry too. Your mom and grandmother and you are special. I don't even know you and you made me feel happy for your family.

RiaRe said...

How beautiful!!! Of course I cried while reading and would hope that I can met at least one of your moms standards in my children's eyes. BTW, your mom is lucky to have you as a daughter as you are a caring, loving person. In other words, you are awesome!!!

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