2020: Fewer Possessions, More Experiences – Experiencing Mother’s Day

    It’s Mother’s Day and today we celebrate mothers everywhere and their contribution to the world. I looked for a picture of my mother in the stacks that desperately needed attention and came up with this one.  She was young, maybe unmarried, I don’t have a date on it.  She married Dad right after WWII and they had my oldest sister a few years later. Eventually they had 3 daughters. I resisted using the one of her in a bathing suit.  She might have come up from the grave to chase me with a stick!  She was a piece of work.

    The second picture is my daughter who is now a mother too.  This adorable photo was taken when she was about two years old.  She has been my lifelong friend as well as my daughter. I had her with I was barely 20 and I had to practice motherhood on her.  But when her brother came along was when I really became a mother.  Women with one child are mothers, but women with multiple children should be canonized before death.  I have a niece with 8, my grandmother also had 8, and I have a friend who raised 5 on her own.  I only thought I was stressed.  Stressed, but blessed.  I couldn’t have survived without them.

This morning, I received this handmade pottery for Mother’s Day.  The Lotus Potter in the Oklahoma City area (www.thelotuspotter.com ) makes beautiful pottery and she even threw in a necklace to go with the bowl and tumbler.  Check her out!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there and to the people who made them mothers!

 

About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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