Giving Thanks, part 12: Mama

Today I am grateful for my mother.  I got to spend a lot of time with her today as I helped her cater a party she was hosting tonight and my heart was just so full of love for her.

I have found that I am very protective of my mother and her feelings, maybe because we are so much alike.  Or I think it might be because I have learned how tender-hearted she is as I’ve gotten older.  I feel at times I’ve taken on the “mother hen” role with her and want to protect her from any negative feelings or situations out there in the big world.  She is just too good to have to feel anything other than bliss.   Luckily she is the type of person that can turn any situation into a happy and positive one.  She is so full of light and life and love.  I am so grateful to have her in my life as a mother and friend, but especially as a grandmother to my children now.  She has so much to teach them and give them and their lives will be so enriched because of her.  Love yo, mammy!

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Mom and Dad, summer 2009