She may not have wanted the burden of a family once she had it but she took care of us all. The family she ended up with was her cross to bear. There is a restlessness in some of us, like my mom, that my grandmother recognized. She never could figure out how to “mother” that.
Not everyone has a Hallmark commercial memory playing above their heads when they think of Mother’s Day. That doesn’t mean I don’t celebrate my Mother and being a mother.
Last night we ended up with a gaggle of teenage boys fishing in the pond behind the house. Not a bad way for 15 year-olds to spend a Friday evening. It did end with one of our sons getting stitches. How many times have we as mother said don’t throw rocks and no swinging […]
You can drive by their brick houses and see that something is going on with the family that lives there. The pansies that were planted last fall are leggy in their flower beds and should have been pulled out a month ago, and replaced with begonias. Their flower pots are sitting empty. Has there been a separation? Impending divorce? Illness? Nope, it’s “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
I decided I wanted to Vlog about our farm and barn-house. I don’t Vlog but I thought I might try. It ended terribly!!!! Seriously! Never Vlog and drive, a tractor. I caution you, I talk in it. I hate my voice and what I look like on video…but I am trying. Here is the rest […]