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Thursday, April 22, 2010

I amazed at the influence my mother has over me--even now.

My mother is a strong woman. My mother is fearless. My mother could spit nails. In fact, I have no doubt she could have been a sergeant in the military. Think Sergeant Carter on the Gomer Pyle Show.

Though we didn't dare disobey her, Mom had her soft moments, too. When we were growing up, she was sort of like a soft boiled egg, hard on the outside, soft in the middle. :-)

Now Mom is 84 years old. She's had a stroke but is doing so much better--to which she gives God all the glory! I'm so proud of her!

Here's the funny thing. My sister and I were visiting Mom at the hospital, then while Mom went to therapy, sis and I went to Starbucks. We were there quite a while when my sister's phone rang. We thought it was Mom and both of us immediately strapped on our seatbelts. I started the car and eased out of the parking place. It wasn't Mom on the phone and we started laughing at how we both jumped to attention thinking it was her.

She may be 84, but she's still got what it takes to keep these 50 plus year olds hoppin'!

How about you, do you still need Mom when you're sick? Maybe your mom is gone but you still hear her voice in your mind when you do certain things? Is your mom's influence still strong upon your life?

Diann Hunt  
posted at 7:44 AM  
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At 9:39 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

My mom is in Heaven, so when I'm sick, the hubs does what she used to do for me: make me tea and toast, cut into strips. It might be the nostalgia, but it always makes me feel better. :)

At 10:48 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

I needs my mommy when I'm sick and when I'm not sick. I am a MAJOR mommy's girl! :)

At 12:03 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

My mother needs to be helping others. She needs to be on the go all the time, and now that her short term memory is going on her, she's frustrated that she can't concentrate long enough to remember what to do next. Still, she brought pizza over last night to watch a movie with us. We'd eaten, but we ate again.

At 2:00 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

If I'm sick, I always call my mom. Of course there is a 8 hour time difference, so sometimes I have to wait....Still, after I hear her voice I feel better.

When I have problems, talking to hear makes me feel better. She says that after she's talked to me she feels worse because then she's carrying my problems AND her own.... I wonder if my daughter does the same thing with me?!

At 4:32 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh I always want my mom when I have a problem of any kind. Sick, emotional, whatever! :-) And my daughter and daughter in law call me when they have a problem.

At 5:05 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

When I am sick, I feel better talking to my mom. :-) There's just something about a mother's reassurance, you know?

Since Mom is two hours away, I have to say hubby does a good job of taking care of me--but he does lack that Mom thing, whatever it is.

At 1:10 AM, Blogger Ruthie said...

My mother is in heaven, too, and I must admit that the older I get, the more I miss her. I so wish I could talk over my frustrations about having an adult child who does things so completely different than I think he should. I would give my eye teeth to tell her the latest news in my life and hear her cheer me on or commiserate with my misery. There's nothing like a mom's ear to make you feel so much better. I hope that I'm half of what my mom was so some day my child will say these same things about me.

At 9:23 AM, Blogger SketchGirl said...

I find myself doing things just because my mum may have previous said to fix it. It's been wired into my programming. Little things i can do to make her happy. Yet when I am sick she fusses and yet I know its because she loves me! If she can't control the care it upsets her and then I'm the one easing her and yet it takes my focus off my illness. Love ya Mum

At 2:20 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Cute picture of you and your daughter! :)

At 9:13 AM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

Awww...look at you and Amber! Such beautiful women!

I always want my Mom when something isn't right in my life, but she's also the one I want to call when I have something great going on, too.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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