Sunday, May 12, 2013
Happy Mother's Day
Without a mom you wouldn't be here! So they're kinda important aren't they?
My earliest memories of my mom are of her singing or telling me a story from memory. She knew these things made me feel better when I was scared. She was always telling stories, making something or fixing something trying to make things last because we were pretty poor. Of course I didn't know we were poor because she took good care of us. (yep big family) Some of my best memories are of her reading Chronicles of Narnia to my sister and I every night for at least a month.
Since my mom received her wings, I miss her more than ever. I try to pass along the same things to my boys... I try to teach them to appreciate stories and good books too.
This weekend I was at a writing conference with about 500 other writers and authors. I got to enter a story in the contest and I took first place this year. I know she's proud of me for trying to get better at things that I was taught to love because of her example. I feel very hopeful that my boys will appreciate that you can dream dreams and make them come true by hard work. I know their mom is teaching them that by living her dream too. I hope that whatever they do in life going forward they will take a love of writing and story telling with them into whatever job or career they end up having.
Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there and those that are mom's in their hearts.
There would be no great wizards without a mom so think of some nice way to give back to your mom either by showing her you love her or by honoring something she loved when she was with you.
Stay tuned for another contest coming up!
Posted by Vale at 10:03 PM