Yes, I am talking about my mother. I find that with Mother’s Day coming is a fine day to tell you about what a wonderful individual Beth Shade is! Of course, many of you reading this already know. But don’t stop reading because it may help you love her even more.
I was adopted at the age of………ok, no – she gave birth to me and as my brother proclaimed on my last birthday – I robbed him of his only child status. Mom went on to have 3 more of us girls. Life was very busy in our household as she had all of us and our activities, she was Dad’s right hand woman whether it was calling on the church people with him or changing the oil. Mom just jumped in where she was needed. She still does that!
Mom comes to my house usually 2 days a week – yes, I am very blessed but don’t be jealous of me yet – wait until I get through this paragraph. She comes to visit and gets a little more than what she may have baragained for. I give her the privilege of mopping my kitchen floor, cleaning my bathroom and watching my kids. You know that tasks that at times seem mundane and not so glorifying. She enjoys it – she said that – not me! I am very appreciative of it. So much I wanted you all to know that my house is not clean b/c of me – its my mother! She makes my life easier b/c she knows the challenges of raising little rambuctious soldiers and a little princess and how busy times and unappreciative the mundane tasks are.
Ok, so now you can be jealous….but I have more.
My mother is always busy – she likes being busy. I am sure that her tires on her car and the cell phone could tell a number of stories that we don’t know about. The things that she does for other people with them not knowing much of the time. She is of value. I am so very appreciative of my mother and who she is. She is not the woman that raised me – she has definitely matured and has way surpassed her. She doesn’t believe that spanking is as effective today – I wish she would have found that out 34 years ago! I would have been wild and on my 1st tattoo and piercing! Not really……
Anyways – I wanted to share a piece of my mother with you all and let it be publicly known that I appreciate her. She is very dear to me and I couldn’t have asked God for a better mother – he gave me the one that was just right for ME!
I love you Mama!