2023: Being a Mother

It’s Mother’s Day once again. I looked back and I have been writing this blog for over 10 years. By now you should know all about me. I got married young, had my children young, and then quit having children at a young age. I only had two, my grandmother had eight! But the two I had were just enough. Enough to love and enough to keep me busy. I would do it all over again. They are still the light of my life.

I looked for pictures of me when I was pregnant. I remember thinking I was as big as a battleship. I wasn’t. But it seemed that way at the time.

And in what seemed like just a few years, I became a grandmother. Just one at first, then five more in quick succession. I loved kids when I was young and that has never ended, though like most mothers, I needed a break now and then.

I taught half of the City of Enid how to swim at the YMCA and Champlin pool. My kids often went to work with me and they are both excellent swimmers. I taught some private lessons at home pools and also the Campfire girls and other organizations. I also helped with Bible School and was the local Kool aid mom in the neighborhood. Our yard was the meeting place. My husband was a Scout leader and baseball coach. We were the youngest parents in the P.T.A. We were very involved parents and I’m sure our kids wished we’d go away sometimes. But we had the type of jobs that made us available during the day.

Today I am invited to my grandson’s college graduation party. That can’t be possible. I am in awe of him and his perseverance. I have five grandchildren and they are all equally awesome. None of them are children anymore. But they make me happy and make me realize I have a life well-lived.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. May your day be as wonderful as mine.

What are you reading/writing this week?


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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