Thirteen Things I Loved about my Mother
My mom died one year ago on February 2 after a short quick battle with breast cancer. These are some of the things I loved and miss about her.
1. The twinkle in her eye when she was happy.
2. Her pumpkin pie....no one could make crust as well as mom.
3. Beautiful sewing ability. I have some lovely quilts that she made.
4. She was proud of me...she never told me, but all of her friends at the funeral told me that she had told them.
5. Mom was laundry queen. I never can keep up with all our laundry, she would always help when she came.
6. "Care packages". She would send recipes, articles and things of interest from the Tulsa paper.
7. The love she had for the boys. She was a very caring Gramma.
8. Her inability to dust. Mom never dusted, she hated to dust. Yet she would usually dust before I came home so I wouldn't know. One time she forgot and my grandmother and I wrote her messages on the table. She didn't find them for a long time! We laughed over that.
9. She always wanted to have food the boys would enjoy when we came to visit. A visit would necessitate several phone calls to discuss the menus and shopping list.
10. Her loyalty. If you were her friend, no one could say anything against you.
11. She loved music (usually country), she played it loud and sang offkey. But she sang joyfully.
12. Mom was sentimental. I found cards in drawers in her house that people had sent to her in 1974. She kept everything.
13. Her phone calls. We talked everyday. I sure do miss that.