Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thankful For Mama


Today, I am thankful for my mama. She is patient and kind. She thinks of others before herself. She has an unshakable faith. I sure am thankful for her influence in my life and I sure am thankful we still have her here with us.

Mama is going to spend Thanksgiving with us at the lake, but if and only if I have her home by Saturday.....because she can not, she WILL NOT, miss church. And that is commendable. I'm just happy I can steal her away for a few days. Now that we don't live in Andrews anymore, my time with her is even more precious.

Today is the day of her six month check-ups with doctors. And my job is to get her to the different appointments. So, we make a day of it. We started in Andrews with her check-up there and then we drove over to Georgetown for the next. I like to take her to lunch, so between appointments we usually grab something to eat. But today, we have to go to Wal-Mart, first.

Ugh!

I hate Wal-Mart. I don't shop at Wal-Mart.......but, try telling that to mama. You may remember  a couple of years ago, when I lost mama in Wal-Mart.....what? You don't? Well go read that post here.

Anyway, at her last appointment today, they had to dilate her eyes and she could barely see to read the appointment card for her next appointment. So, she told the lady that she thought she and her daughter (that would be me) were in cahoots. Mama told the lady that I didn't want to go to Wal-Mart and since they dilated her eyes, she wouldn't be able to see to write a check at Wal-Mart. Bahahahaha!

Next, I asked her where she wanted to go for lunch and she said, "Well, since you don't like to go to the same place as I do, then I'll let you pick a place for lunch." After asking again, she told me that she likes Taco Bell. Hahahaha! I knew that! And she knows that I don't like Taco Bell. So we compromised and ate at another Mexican restaurant, instead.

So long story, short.....I took mama to Wal-Mart and she got her Mexican food....just not from Taco Bell. She was a happy mama, still!

And I'm still loving my mama,
Laurie


13 comments:

  1. Laurie, Please give your mom a hug for me on Thanksgiving day...I miss my mom. Wishing you a great time with your family. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Ahh, thanks Susie! I will give mama an extra hug for you. I'm so sorry that you don't have your mom with you. I hope her memory warms your heart this Thanksgiving.

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  2. Oh, that is a hilarious story! I don't like Walmart or Taco Bell either! Glad you have such a good relationship with your mom...that's wonderful!

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    1. Haha! I can usually get a good story out of her. And then, we sit back and laugh at each other.

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  3. LOL, Laurie. God bless your Mama. She sounds like a good sport with a good sense of humor. You are so lucky to have her in your life! xo Diana

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    1. Don't I know it....I'm blessed beyond measure, Diana.

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  4. First of all, I am envious that you still have your Mom. I use to call my Mom every night when cooking dinner. Balancing the phone on my shoulder. I still feel it odd to cook without visiting with her. tell your Mom I would be happy to take her to Walmart .....but maybe not Taco Bell...Janey

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    1. I'm sorry that you don't have your mom, Janey. I know how blessed I am. Well then...I think you and mama could be the best of friends.

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  5. I'm like Janey and her comment above. I used to write my mom a weekly letter (this was before e-mails!) and even though she's been gone 19 years, I still often think, "I'll have to tell Mom about that in my letter," before I remember there are no more weekly letters to her.

    I love the banter back and forth you described between you and your mom. A good, healthy adult to adult relationship!

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    1. Mama Pea, that is one if the best ideas I've heard in a while. I don't know why I didn't think of it. Mama doesn't even know how to turn a computer on, but she would surely love a letter. You would have to know her to understand just how much joy that would bring. She still sends handwritten letters to family and friends and she sends all of them birthday and Christmas cards. Thank you so much for commenting! Oh yes, that banter is very playful! We end it with a good hearty laugh. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. Your mama is great, but you are a wonderful daughter! Love the way you share your feelings with us...

    Jim Fowler, Greenville, SC

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