I Appreciate it Mom

This is an old photo of my beautiful sister, Jenny, my Mom, and me.  My Mom made our matching dresses.  How cool is that? 👗👗👗

Yep, my Mom is gorgeous.  I remember sitting in the back of our VW square back, and we got stopped by the police.  My mom was driving.  The police took one look at her (you could tell he was smitten by her beauty) and began stuttering as he was trying to explain what she had done to get stopped.  

My Mom so sweetly just kinda flashed her big smile and said something like "Oh my, I'm so sorry..." and he just kinda said something like "Oh no problem, just wanted to let you know."  (Just wanted to let you know? 😂) And of course no ticket was given. 

My Mom's a Beaut! 

I got off the phone with her yesterday and started thinking about how she hasn't just been a Beaut outwardly, but also inwardly.

I was also thinking she was a Beaut to decide to be a "stay-at-home" Mom.  By doing that, she made my sister, my brother, and myself feel like we had value.  

More value than even, well... money.  

There is something more valuable than extra money?

Extra time with us kids was more valuable than extra money?  We were more valuable than her developing her career?  Wow!  That preaches!

As she got older and we kids grew up and out of the house,  she absolutely used her many gifts and talents in floral arranging, designing, painting, and all kinds of things.  But I really appreciate the fact that she was a stay-at-home Mom for us kids.

This post is in no way to put a trip on any of you precious working Moms reading this!  Some of you don't have a choice, for one thing.  For another thing, some of you have been called by GOD to the workplace!

But I'm simply saying thank you Mom, I appreciate it!  

And for any of you Mom's that are  able and making the hard choice even possibly now... To be a stay-at-home Mom is legit!  And don't think for a moment you won't be developing MANY skills you are able to use down the road!  There are just moments with your kids you seriously can't go back to, and trust me when I say this, they will be up and gone before you know it. 

Regardless of whether you are a working or stay-at-home Mom, I want to say big hugs to each of you and  ... you go girls!  

Tambo sure is rooting for you!