As Thanksgivings was just last week, hence why I’m just now posting my ‘contribution’ to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge (as I was traveling), this Challenge is right.on.time!!
The photo above is of my mother and I drawn by my father who remains a most talented artist. For me, this picture is the epitome of thankful for me as I am most thankful for having such a wonderful, kind, gentle, nurturing, supportive, sweet, caring, and thoughtful (to name a few) mother who is still alive and relatively healthy.
See I grew up an only child (until I was about 14 and my parents ‘somehow’ had a baby lol) and not just an only child but an army brat which meant changing schools and friends nearly every 2 years. My mother, Brenda, was and still remains my biggest cheerleader, supporter, and consummate Angel on earth!
For those who come into contact with her, the response is ALWAYS the same – ‘wow she is just the sweetest, kindest, most caring individual’ and I couldn’t agree more. So for this post, I am THANKFUL that my mother remains a constant reminder in my life that there are some really good people in this world; that a mother is the best thing to happen to a child who then becomes an adult who then bears children herself thereby becoming a mother. It takes more than just birthing a child to become a mother and mine exemplifies what a true mother was intended to represent.
I may not be as kind nor gentle as she, however I am thankful that I inherited even a slithering of her best traits in hopes of being a productive yet caring citizen of this great world.
I am thankful that not only is my mother a kind soul but she is still a healthy soul able to be apart of my life.
I am thankful that my mother is able to live her life and not be forced to help me live/support mine nor have her prime years interrupted due to my lack of responsibility or disregard for my own children<—this kills me when I hear about it from friends and others.
I am thankful that my life has enabled me over time to provide my mother with little luxuries as my way of showing my appreciation. (took her and my dad, sister and my family to PR several years ago on her birthday.)
I am THANKFUL that my mother showed me what it means to do for others for no other reason than because you can by doing so herself.
Above all else, I am THANKFUL for having a mother who showed what it means to be a mother by doing just that – being a mother!!
For these things, I am THANKFUL!!