|My momma looking pretty.|
Yeah… I heard ‘easy out, easy out’ when I got up to bat more times than I can count.
I begged. Cried. Offered to wash dishes.
You name it.
And her reasoning was simple.
I was part of a team.
It wasn’t just about me not liking baseball- I couldn’t let the team down.
She kind of had this thing where if you wanted to try something- a sport, a class, whatever- you committed to seeing that season, class, etc and saw it through.
But it also taught me a bigger lesson.
That trying something new is a GOOD thing. You never know if you will like something
until you try it.
And if you decide to be part of a team- you are part of a team and you don’t quit.
Even if you find out that it isn’t your cup of tea- that is great- you learned something but you see it through. Because it isn’t just all about you.
It is about all of those folks on the team who are counting on you
— you are part of something bigger.
It really is something that has translated into many areas of my adult life.
|My grandmother- Grammy|
She would get one plate spinning and balance that stick and then turn her attention to the next one, and so on. And there was always one plate that would get a little wobbly and needed a bit more spinning or balance.
I gave my mom and second dad a run for their money in high school.
I was not the easiest of teenagers and had my share of wobbly plate moments.
But my mom kept me spinning and got me back on course- and some of that was waiting for me to get wobbly enough to find my way and start spinning myself.
Our instinct as mother’s is to fix that balance.
But sometimes – you just need to find your own way.
Who called first
|the goofballs several years ago- we need a new photo of the three of them together|
is to try to out do each other.
But he wanted to wish me a happy mother’s day first.
He is a personal trainer- and is up at the gym literally at 3am so I am sure he didn’t think it was early and he kind of laughed when he realized he work me up.
‘Sorry I woke you up- but I was definitely the first, right?!)
|My oldest son|
Happy Mother’s Day.
|My mini me.|
He has a couple of times before- and he was quite proud of beating the other two – but honestly, it really isn’t his personality to jump in the game.
|apologies for the no shirt while he was hiking! And yes, he did get attached by cactus- and as such- this is why you should wear more clothing when hiking in the desert!|
And it’s about celebrating all the mom figures in our lives. Moms, grandmothers, aunts, teachers, friends, sisters-you name it.
Sometimes that mom figure isn’t a mom – and they deserve to celebrated too.
Happy Mother’s day everyone.