“mother” story took place when I was less than a week away from
giving birth to my daughter in 1987. My mother had come to stay
with me and be with me for the birth. On Monday of that week (my daughter was born on Thursday) Mom went with me to my doctor’s appointment. She asked him about the possibility of the baby coming on the day of the
full moon that week. He said “Oh, that’s just an old wives’
tale.” To which she responded “Well, I’m an old
wife.” Sure enough, the full moon was Thursday.
for 22 years, but I’ve made sure our family doesn’t forget her or this story.
Thanks, Anne, for sharing your story with us. Sometimes those old wives knew.
A Lesson Learned on Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day story although it’s one I learned a lesson in. I was pregnant with my
5th child and we didn’t have a lot of money. Only my husband was working. I was
hot and miserable because we lived in Florida and my due date was July 16th. I had a hard time sleeping mostly because we
had a water bed!!! I had to have my husband turn the heat off on it; I was just
too hot. And we can’t afford air conditioning, cable or even a phone! So
I am sleeping in and my two oldest daughters are banging on my door. They
are excited and I am grumpy. And I yelled at them for waking me up!! But it’s
Mother’s Day so I get my grumpy self out of bed and go out into the living room
and see what they want.
gifts. They had saved their allowance and then went to yard sales our neighbors
had and bought me presents for Mother’s Day. They even made me cards! I was humbled after
that. In awe of their creativeness and felt really terrible for having snapped
at them. For wallowing in self pity when I couldn’t see I had the greatest life
Mother’s Day because I realized at that point that I wasn’t being the best
Mother I could be. Not just Mother but person. And after seeing the
thoughtfulness of my daughters and how much time and preparation went into it,
I was just so appreciative. And grateful for the wake up call that Mother’s Day.I remind myself of this
day whenever I have a bad one. I learned a valuable lesson from my 2 daughters
who were 7 & 9 years old!
Love your story, Felicia. All us moms understand your grumpiness. Pregnant and suffering in the heat! We’d be grumpy too. Then our hearts, like yours, are melted by the sweetness of your daughters. Thanks for sharing with us.
Hope you all enjoyed the stories tonight. I’ll let you know who wins on Sunday or maybe early Monday morning. A former pastor is coming to visit this weekend. So time for blogging may be limited.
As always, thanks for reading.