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Don'g forget Mom

Posted Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at 11:51 AM

We have storms, lots of water and we have had the Royal wedding, but let's not get so wrapped up in all that we forget Mother's Day is Sunday. Mothers should still be a priority for all of us who are fortunate enough to still have them with us.

Mothers are special, and I hope no one out there takes their mother for granted.

Friends come and go throughout lives, but mothers are always there for us (even during those teenage years when we may not be very loveable).

I think as long as we have our mothers we don't have to grow all the way up. I still have to ask my mother about recipes and such. She still has to calm me down sometimes when I let my temper get a little out of sorts and she takes care of me when I am sick.

I was never as talented as my mother. She can cook and made our clothes. She works hard, and I don't remember her complaining about having to do so much to keep us all up and going.

She always tried to teach us right from wrong and direct us in the right path. She was, and is, the backbone of our family.

My youngest sister was injured in a car accident over 16 years ago. She suffered head injuries and is completely bedfast. We brought her home after several months in the hospital and my mother has been the primary caregiver for her for all of these years. She did not hesitate to quit her job to care for her.

She would have done the same for any one of the four of us.

She has been a good example for all of us to follow.

I don't think there is any better thing in the world than sitting down to a meal at Mom's house. Mom's cooking is always better than mine.

My Mom is a Christian woman, and she did her best to raise us by the Good Book. She believed in not sparing the rod. When we needed it, we got it. With four of us all teenagers at the same time, we needed constructive criticism quite often.

I thank the Good Lord and my mother for my life.

I am referring to my mother, but I know most everyone out there can look back and remember things our mothers did for us.

As I have said before, if your mother is still living, make an effort to see her or call her on Mother's Day.



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Revis Blaylock has been on staff with the Manila Town Crier for over 35 years. She has enjoyed making friends in all the areas that the Town Crier covers. This blog contains her general ramblings about events throughout Buffalo Island. She welcomes your comments and ideas for future stories.
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