As Mother’s Day approaches, I want to thank mom for what a great job she did raising me, and my little sister.
She raised two girls who are dang near perfect! Not many mothers can say that! Don’t get me wrong, God is mostly responsible for making us who we are today, but mom played a vital role.
Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s was much different than growing up today. Back then, you got your butt busted if you misbehaved, and a 70’s mom might just pick up whatever she could get her hands on to whip you with! God forbid you try to run from her! She’d grab a hold of one arm, and wherever the belt, hickory, hairbrush, or hand landed, that’s where you got hit! Then afterwards, you were told “You’d better dry it up or I’ll give you something to cry about!”. For the love! Didn’t we just get beat half to death?! What more did we need to cry about?!
There was no children’s church either. We sat in church with our parents, and if we acted up, we got pinched. If that didn’t work, they’d march you right out to the bathroom, and you guessed it! You’d get your butt busted! Oh, and you’d better not embarrass them by screaming the whole way out!
If you got in trouble at school, you got in trouble at home. If mom cooked supper, you ate it. Fortunately for us, our mom was a great cook. You were told not to touch anything before you went in any store, and you knew what would happen if you did! You got new clothes before school started, not every week. We had tiny, black and white TVs in our rooms, with no remote controls, and whatever channels you could pick up with rabbit ears. We didn’t get everything we wanted, but we never lacked a thing.
Those of you fortunate enough to know me or my sister, Melissa, should thank our mom! If not for her, we may have turned out to be self centered, arrogant, butt holes! But alas, we, or at least I, am the most humble person I know! 🙂 Not to mention, she taught us how to be mothers! We are blessed!
Happy Mother’s Day to Peggy, our mom! Thank you for taking care of us and helping make us who we are today. Also, thank you for being a good sport when I write about you in my blog. It could be worse! I COULD tell the WHOLE truth! 🙂 LOVE YOU!
She is a strong person, and people respect her. She looks to the future with confidence. She speaks with wisdom and teaches others to be loving and kind. She oversees the care of her house. She is never lazy.
Her children say good things about her.
“There are many good women,
but you are the best.” Grace and beauty can fool you, but a woman who respects the Lord should be praised. Proverbs 31:25-28a, 29-30