Friday, May 8, 2009

Two Amazing Moms

I have been lucky to have known/know two of the best mother's in the world. My mom and my daughter. I didn't have my mom for very long in my life, she died when I was 28 but she was a wonderful person. Quiet in demeanor, she had a strength that I have seen in no other. She raised 3 daughters, ran a household and worked side by side with my dad on our ranch north of Crawford. When she was diagnosed with terminal cancer her only concern was for us, we three girls and my dad. She did think she was going to get to come home after treatment and get things in order but that never happened. My biggest regret, not telling her how much I loved her. You see I thought I would have time for that when she got home, that we would have some heart to heart talks and learn more about each other, she never came home, not until her funeral. I am just one year younger now than she was when she passed away. I wonder what her thoughts were. I couldn't imagine leaving my children and grandbabies at this age and I know it must have been so terrible for her. Boy how I miss her. And the other wonderful mother is my daughter. I am in awe watching her take care of Jaxon, of herself while pregnant and I wonder how did she learn to be that good of a mom? It wasn't from me, I wasn't a good mom. I was prgnant at 17 had 4 children by my early 20's and not a clue on how to take care of them. Oh they were fed, read too and danced with but I did NOT have the maturity to make a good mom. But when I watch Brandi my heart just feels like it will bust, her every waking moment is designed to be the best mom anyone could ever be and she is. She truly is an inspiration to me. Please be sure to see the slide show below. I wish had pictures of all the mom's I think are wonderful but I don't - but here are pix of the ones I do!


Misty said...

You underestimate yourself! Your children are a product of you - and you have some pretty nice children! :o) Happy Mother's Day!

beckyw said...

Debbie~ You did a damn good job with your kids. They are all productive and good people! God doesn't give us anything that we cannot handle! Hugs,

Brandi said...

You were and still are a great mom! I DID learn everything from you! You are my inspiration! I don't know how you did it, losing your mom at such a young age. I would be lost without you. I think you are also the best Grammie any kid could want! Jaxon would move in with you if I would let him, and, of course, if I moved in too. He is just a little attached to his mama!

Happy Mother's Day to the best mom in the world! Love YA!

Stormy said...

Our mom's are strongly missed! Happy Mother's Day to you.

Jess -n- Jason -n- Crew said...

Dont cut yourself short. Kids don't come with a manual, and I'm proud to know all of them! I hope you had a good Mother's Day, too, Deb. The deck we're handed may not be the ideal one at the time or circumstances, but it becomes apparent quickly why things happen as they do, to make you appreciate what you DO have!

We're some lucky Mamma's, ain't we?!?!?!?

Hugs -- Jess

˙·٠♥PhAeDrA♥٠·˙ said...

Oh Deb, you are a great mother, you're a Norman! I know first hand what a great mother you are, i've seen you in action! Your children are lucky to have you in their lives. Grandma did a wonderful job in teaching all three of you how to be a great mother. You learned form the best and so hasn't Brandi! Love ya!
ps. love the skunk! 8)


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