Random Acts of Living

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Below is a picture of my mother this last Christmas, 2009. It's sometimes difficult to get a picture of mom because she's not one to just sit around. I thought I would find a picture of her at our last historical society meeting, but when I checked out the crowd shots, she was nowhere to be found. Know why? Because she was cleaning up in the kitchen.
And the picture above, click on it and you will see she is sitting next to my camcorder. I couldn't get around the room and get still shots of everybody AND man the camcorder so mom took it upon herself to sit there and direct the camera to points of interest.

That's just how mom is, always has been. When she goes to a gathering she doesn't just plop herself down and expect to be waited on. She finds out if there's anything she can to do help. If she sees a need then she's there to fill it. A lot of times these are just little menial tasks, off to the side, but essential to keeping things running smoothly.

Mom's also the one that sends everyone cards for all sorts of occasions and buys little gifts or makes cute crafts to cheer some one's day. Mom cares for people in many ways. There's a reason my mother took the career choice of becoming a nurse, it's in her caring nature.

Mom has taught me many things over the years, but it think this is probably one of the most important, to care for others. Thank You, Mom.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!


Oz Girl said...

What a sweet tribute to your mom... she sounds a lot like my mom. :) My mom is never sitting still, always working on a project and doing something!

Moonshadow said...

Thank you, OG! The only time I see my mom sitting for any length of time is when she's reading. She does love a good book.

Bob Johnson said...

Great tribute Moonshadow

Moonshadow said...

Thanks, Bob! Easily done, she's a great woman, I get told so all the time. :)