I have learned a lot from my mom; I still do actually. She is the adopted mom to many, and I am just proud she is mine.
Here are some things I have learned from her over the years.
- Cook an onion to make the house smell welcoming, even if you do not have a real plan for dinner.
- Listen to the Holy Spirit.
- You can get happy in the same pants you got mad in.
- Don’t take yourself too seriously.
- Remember who you belong to.
- Sometimes the best dinners start by cleaning out the fridge.
- Water is never too cold to swim in–use it as an excuse to shriek.
- A hand written note is a true gift.
- A handmade valentine beats the store bought variety every time.
- When hosting, don’t worry about perfection, just enjoy those you have invited.
- Eat food that tastes good–life is too short to do otherwise.
- It is okay to use something before you gift it (mainly jewelry).
- You can never have too many friends–just make a little room in your heart.
- Being flexible with your plans provides opportunities for fun that should not be missed.
- Sleeping with the windows open makes for the best night’s sleep.
- Sometimes the splurge is just necessary.
- We are never finished learning about God.
I think even if Mom was not my mom, I would want her to be my friend. I am so grateful for her. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.