Saturday, May 13, 2006

Reflections

I want to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day!  Of course, the UK mums had their day in March.  I want to thank Shelly for the tag above.  I just love the floating petals.

We are going to my mother's tomorrow at noon.  Seems my brother can't miss his golf tee time.  Sort of boils my blood...lol..that every eating time revolves around his schedule.  Easter dinner was at 5 because of his blood sugar levels and diabetes.  Guess, during golf season, it cures itself.  Ok...enough sarcasm on my part.

My mother and I have always had a difficult relationship.  My mom is very rigid and unbending and would have loved to have a daughter just like she is.  Well, it didn't turn out that way.  It's been extremely difficult for her to accept that fact.  When I was younger, I was very vocal.  We've both mellowed.  It started when she was hospitalized two years ago with an MRSA infection (hope I got that right).  She got extremely disgusted with my brother.  She still has far too much faith in my brother who I am beginning to totally distrust more.

I've raised my children in a totally opposite atmosphere.  No harsh judgments, plenty of love and structure.  I think I have three of the most beautiful, smart, well behaved, respectful children alive.  They aren't afraid of me but know what is expected of them and do it for the most part.  And they adore me.  I drive them crazy and get on their nerves but do crack them up.

I also want to put a plug in for Sugar's journal.  She's been doing a tribute to moms all week with some very lovely entries.  If you haven't visited, do stop in.  Here's the link...A LITTLE BIT OF SUGAR, PLEASE...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY all!!!!  Without our moms, we wouldn't be here today..........  HUGS & SMILES

CHRIS

16 comments:

njmom72 said...

Happy Mother's Day hun! :-)

~ Susan
http://journals.aol.com/njmom72/TheStrawberryPatch

jeanno43 said...

Sugar does a lovely journal, I have been a long time reader.  I know you do have to stick to regular times with diabetes because I am diabetic myself but funny how it should cure itself at other times.  Have a happy Mother's Day

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

queeniemart said...

Chris, i am glad you arent like your mom...and your kids are better for it. You are so much fun, so giving, so wonderful! You also show your love to your kids and that is sooooooooooo important!!!  Even if we didnt get it, we give it.
I hope you have a good day after you are done dealing with the brother who is a pain.
LOVE YOU,lisa

lanurseprn said...

You are blessed to have such a good relationship with your kids.  Sugar's journal is great, isn't it?
Enjoy your Mother's Day!              Pamela

bmorrrick said...

Chris,

I really enjoyed your entry...and as you know, I LOVE your graphics....you are such a talented lady!  I think your children are so blessed to have you as their Mom, and I'm sure they are much happier, well adjusted children because you chose to NOT be like your Mom was with you.....you are loving and fun with them, no child wants anything less than that!  I hope you have a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dianna

sugarsweet056 said...

AWWWW TY for the mention, that was so sweet of you!
Loved your entry today, hope you have a wonderful Moms Day.
Hugs, SUGAR

am4039 said...

you have a wonderful mother's day. Sounds like you have such great kids, You sound like a wonderful mother.

debbted said...

Chris~Beautiful entry! Happy and blessed mother's day to you! xox SassyDeb

http://journals.aol.com/debbted/SassysSecondWord/entries/838

jckfrstross said...

Happy Mothers Day:)

Deb

pennietoonz said...

HI CHRIS... That`s amazing how your brother`s diabetes clears up for golf season. A medical breakthrough! LOL
I hope you have a lovely Mother`s Day over at your mom`s. :)
Hugs,
Penny
http://journals.aol.com/pennietoonz/PennysPlace

xxroxymamaxx said...

Yes, I have raised my children in a total opposite way as well.  We learn from our parents mistakes and I suppose in a way it makes us stronger.  So here's a very Happy Mother's Day to a GREAT mom!  Hugs and GBU, Shelly
P.S.  You're welcome for the graphic.  Thank YOU for using it!  : )

mtrib2 said...

I had to laugh when Pennietoonz wrote about your brother's blood sugars getting better during golf season as a "medical breakthrough".     lol     When communication stops that is it.     As a christian I am to forgive my enemy.    The communication will still not exist but I must forgive.      When my words don't fit someone's plans then I am made an outcast to that person.      By me forgiving then I know that it is no longer me with the problem.       Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day.       mark

chat2missie said...

I hope you had a great Mother's Day.
Missie

debbiewebb4465 said...

Hi (((((((Chris)))))))) A Very Happy Mother's Day to you !!! I hope you and your wonderful children have all had a great day :-)
Big hugs Debbie ~xxxxxxx~
http://journals.aol.com/debbiewebb4465/TheLifeTimesofanEssexGirl

tpiez4me said...

Thank GOD for the medicinal attributes of golf huh?  Wonder what else it helps?? I'm usually like you, vocal about most things.  I'd say OH WELL, I want to eat early and he'll just have to suffer this time....and secretly pray for rain!!!LOL
Sharon - http://journals.aol.com/tpiez4me/CoastalComfort