Things I have learned from Mom.

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.

The Thornton Women with very serious faces.

The Thornton Women with very serious faces.

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.

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4 responses to “Things I have learned from Mom.

  1. Blush:)
    You are too kind. I love you too. First and more!!

  2. Aunt dot / dorthy

    Read this early this morning. Made me cry. Your words are a perfect picture of the heart of my sweet sister. We are so blessed to have her as an example in our life. I’ve never known life without her. She and God, are my rock. Her apples did not fall far from her tree.

  3. What a sweet post! “You can get happy in the same pants you got mad in”,,,,after hearing you say this in college, I now say it to my kids all of the time!

  4. “You can get happy in the same pants you got mad in.” LOVE IT!!! Youve told me this many a time 🙂