Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mum <3

One of my favorite things to do is tell people about my mom. I love to see the shock on their faces when I tell them that she's a red belt in karate. I help them pick their jaw up off the floor when I tell them about her "bracelet of terror." (you know the black leather ones with metal spikes? Yep...that's the one.) I gladly return the high five offered to me when I tell them that she knows and can play on the guitar pretty much every Beatles song that was ever written. When telling funny stories from my childhood or family vacations, most of them revolve around my mom. I was looking through my pictures to find one of her to put on this post, but they are all of us goofing off and I don't know that she'd appreciate me posting it on the internet for all to see. I'll keep looking and see what I find. She's the only mom I know who frequently tags "yo" onto the end of her sentences while flashing ghetto hand signs. She'll get excited over an action movie with shooting and all kinds of fire and explosions one night and then be moved to tears the next night when the doggy in the movie dies. She homeschooled four of us....and I don't think we made it very easy for her. One of the best homeschool memories was when she was reduced to tears while telling the story of Noah and the ark. She sacrificed everything for us. I remember all those nights that we sprawled all over the family room and she told wonderful stories, each one teaching a lesson, of course. And then for years and years, all the way up until I graduated from high school, every morning when we woke up, all of us would wander into her room and pile on the bed all around her waiting for her to fully wake up and trying to wake ourselves up. Every time we were all awakened in the middle of the night by an earthquake, within seconds, before the shaking stopped, we'd see her shadow in the doorway and hear her voice letting us know that we were okay. Every mother's day, all 5 of us would wake up early and make her breakfast...4 pieces of toast, 4 or 5 eggs, 3 apples, 4 clusters of grapes, 3 bananas....I mean, come on, she's a mom...isn't she supposed to eat a lot? And she would smile and thank us as we brought in allll that food and do her best to eat as much as she could. haha My roomies think she's phenomenal...who else has a mom that would buy all of their roommates socks before she even met them...and then send a pair of maracas for thier birthday! Kaylee is forever grateful to you Mama!



I really could and do talk about my mom for hours. I was doing my homework tonight and I heard the song "These Four Walls" by Sara Evans. I remember the first time Mom heard it. It brought her to tears and she forwarded it to all of us because it described how she felt perfectly.

"These Four Wars"

Wasn't That Long Ago
I Was Skipping To School With A Lunchbox
Pigtails In My Hair
Where Did The Time Go
One Minute I'm Playing In The Sandbox
How'd I Get To Hear From There
Making Lunches And Folding Clothes
Is Not The Most Glamorous Life I Know
But I've Got So Much More Than Most

I'm Not Famous But My Kids Think
I'm A Star
I'm Not Rich But I've Made A Million
Memories So Far
I May Not Be A Model
But My Man Thinks I Could Be
I May Not Be From Royalty
But In These Four Walls
I'm The Queen

I Had It All Planned
First I'd Make It Big In Nashville
Then Take Hollywood By Storm
But It Was In God's Hands
There Were Three Little Lives That Would (5 lives in her case)
Need Me
To One Day Be Their Mom
I Wouldn't Trade It For Anything
Those Movie Stars Don't Have
Everything
I Know I'm Right Where I Wanna To Be

I'm Not Famous But My Kids Think
I'm A Star
I'm Not Rich But I've Made A Million
Memories So Far
I May Not Be A Model
But My Man Thinks I Could Be
I May Not Be From Royalty
But In These Four Walls
I'm The Queen

I Had To Let It Go, But I Have No Regrets
I Would Have Never Known This Kind Of
Happiness

I'm Not Famous But My Kids Think
I'm A Star
I'm Not Rich But I've Made A Million
Memories So Far
I May Not Be A Model
But My Man Thinks I Could Be
I May Not Be From Royalty
But In These Four Walls
I'm The Queen



So Mama, you ARE a star! And you ARE the Queen! I could never have asked for a better Mom. I want to be just like you when I grow up. I don't think I would have such a desire in my heart to be a mom if I hadn't been blessed with such a fantastic example. I love you!

(A goofy picture will have to suffice since the rest are on my external hard-drive. This is one of my favorite pictures anyway. :P )

5 comments:

amy said...

I love your mom too!! She chucks chicken really well!

Elisabeth Renee said...

I bet you $10 that she's bawling right now...we're reading it at the same time but in different rooms. And she does chuck chicken really well! And she is the best darn mom you could find out there ever. Especially when a bee is flying somewhere near her...HAHA Yep...i just heard her blow her nose. You know what that means. And you know...I only have goofy pics of her too, cuz our mom is the bombest, most funnest mom ever!

Redbelt2 said...

Thank you my Gracie. That's the best gift you could have ever given me. You know that there are tears dripping off my chin now, right? You're guys are the treasure God has graciously given me and I'm so thankful. xo, Mum
Now stay warm, yo

Anonymous said...

there's nothing left to be said except, well said. We're so amazingly blessed. She is definitely one heck of a chicken chucker. I love you momma. <3 baby

Anonymous said...

She is my Queen.

Dad