Sunday, May 10, 2009

that's what she said.

By the time you read this, Jordan and I will be in Arkansas, half-way through our road trip. I didn’t want to let Mother’s Day go by, though, without saying—again—just how much I love my mother. I won’t get all mushy, but I will leave you with eleven (I can't come up with just ten!) things my mother has taught me. Take a look, and then, tell me: what lessons did your mother teach you?

From the mouth of my mom:

1. Fake it ‘til you make it. (I do. Almost every day.)

2. Clean your house before you go out of town. (Check.)

3. Have an opinion about things. (Not a problem.)

4. Never be out and about without at least $2 in cash. (I don’t follow this one, but I should.)

5. Change your sheets after you’re sick; you’ll feel better. (I always do.)

6. Don’t talk bad about your husband in public. (After all, I picked him.)

7. Read. Read. Read. (Done. Done. Done.)

8. Finish your education. (I didn’t need any convincing.)

9. Surround yourself with the people you love; ignore the mean ones. (Trying.)

10. Schmooze when necessary. (Easier said than done.)

11. Talk to God on a regular basis, and don’t be afraid to talk to Him like a friend. (Amen.)

I love you, Mom! Thanks for all you’re teaching me!


mom said...

Come back to Tally O' daughter of mine ~ Let's get ready to decorate!!! I love you and I miss you today especially :) Be safe!!

Anonymous said...

1. There is nothing in the streets for you after midnight!

2. Relating to extravagant gifts from boys.... Remember you are his girlfriend not his kept woman:)

Jessica said...

I had honestly never heard #1 until a few weeks ago when a girl at church said it. Immediately I decided that was my phrase! Sounds like your mom is a wise woman. I heed pretty much all of these little nuggets myself.