We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Monday, January 14, 2013

Really Important Stuff



1967ish

Life isn't always fair.
My mom ALWAYS said that to me.
Mainly because I was Suzy Fair Pants about everything.
And I still am.
She was right....life isn't always fair.



Take a shower.
My mom always said soap is cheap.
There's no reason not to be clean.
My mom said everybody feels better after a shower.
I think she took a shower because she knew we
would leave her alone.
To this day, a shower solves a lot of problems.
Much like time.



My mom always said sometimes
the most difficult part of your day
will be to get out of bed.
Do it anyway.
Put your feet on the ground and
move forward.




June 3, 1989

It will all be fine.
I cannot tell you how many times
my mom said this to me.
Again.  Right.
It will all be fine.
It will all be fine.


It costs you nothing to be speak kindly.
She was so right.  So right.


Paybacks are hell.
She said that a lot to my brother.
And....well, me.
Yeah.
She was right.
I should have been nicer to my mother.



Mom and College Girl, December 2012

My mom worked harder than anyone
I know.
I know that now.
And I now know why she worked so hard.

It was for me.
And my brother.
So we could be who we are.

Just sayin'.



3 comments:

Mrs. E said...

This is beautiful! And so well said.

Life in a Small Town said...

Such a nice tribute! As I was reading this, I kept nodding my head. Your mama is a smart woman!

Relyn Lawson said...

I love how proud you are of your Mom. It shines right of the screen. And you are right to be.


Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17