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Monday, January 16, 2012

The Wind Beneath My Wings ~ BFF #159

I suppose we all have someone who is the Wind Beneath Our Wings.  I suppose most of us know immediately who that person would be.  I don't.  I think in my 6 decades I have had so many people supplying me with wind to stay aloft that it would be impossible for me to name just one outstanding soul.  Except there is one outstanding soul.

She is the person who is always straight with me, if I ask her opinion.  She loves me for who I am and appreciates my human frailties.  She doesn't expect me to be perfect, but often thinks maybe I am.  When I think I will try something new, she encourages me and pushes me to get at it.  When I complete a task, she is the first to comment, usually favorably.  If I screw up, she's the one to tell me it's okay to fail, you learn from that as well as success.  She seldom loses her sense of humor and almost always has a smile for me. 

As my first marriage fell apart and I was so afraid to head out on my own with two kids to support and a crappy job, it was she who knew I would be fine.  It was she who knew and told me that I would never be alone, I had support if I just reached out for a hand, I would get it.  While I was feeling desperate and vulnerable, she believed I would feed my kids, pay my rent and not lose my mind. 

I had friends who helped me.  I had a sister who helped me.  I had a lot of support, but the wind was my Momma.  The wind today is my Momma.  No one in the world believes in me more than she does.  Others give me great support and hugs and all the love I could ever want, but I only gots one Momma and she's a goodun!

Funny thing how life turns.  I always say I have no bigger fan than my Momma and most people agree, but the fact is, she has no bigger fan than me.  If she is flying today, I hope I am supplying a little bit of that wind.

My roomy, my kids, my sis, my friends...all supply wind from time to time and I hope that I return the favor, but over the long haul, it's the Momma.  It's always the Momma.  ♥


Madee and her Great-Grandma, my  Momma...  How cute are they?
Jo

18 comments:

  1. That is so beautiful Jo. It made me cry because my momma has Altzhiemers. She is 73 and up until about 5 years ago..she was my wind.
    I miss her so much. She is here physically and while she still lives with my dad and can funtion on a daily basis...she is different. Not the same as before. But I love her and do all I can for her now. We have had to redefine our relationship. Sometimes I feel like I am the mother. But I know that she still loves me and if she could..she would still be my biggest cheerleader. All I can do now is to be there for her and love her thru it.
    You are lucky and I know that you know that. Thank you for your blogs. I really enjoy them.
    Corky

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    1. Corky, I am so sorry you have to go through that with your mom. It is so sad to lose someone while they are still living. It is all too common.
      I do know how lucky I am and I appreciate every hour I have with her. She is an amazing woman though not perfect, close enough for me.
      Thank you, my friend, for reading and commenting and I am so glad you enjoy my blogs. I surely do love writing them. ♥

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  2. That was really heart-warming Jo. I love the picture! I am glad to hear that you have many people keeping you adrift (in a good way) it's a blessed feeling for sure.

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    1. Yep, it really is. I know that if I need help, physically or mentally, it's out there for me; I just have to reach out for it a hand. I have told you many times how blessed I feel and how blessed I truly am. My family and friends are everything of value to me, oh, and my Keurig! :) ♥

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  3. You are blessed to still have your Mom, but I know you already know that. That is a really sweet blog.

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    1. I am. I do. Thank you, Darlene. ♥

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  4. What a wonderful tribute! I hope she gets to read it!

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    1. Thank you. I am sure she will. I usually print out the ones I think she will enjoy. She likes to read anything I write, good or bad. ♥

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  5. Great moms are great!

    And, yes, madee and momma are so cute!

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    1. Thanks! It's so true. Not all mom's are good ones, those of us who have one, need to tell them so, often.

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  6. I adore the picture. So lovely. Your so blessed.

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    2. I messed up, I was thanking you and agreeing that she is a blessing, but then I credited by sis for taking this picture, which she did, but it was at my son's house, not mine. I believe it was his 40th birthday last year. I like it a lot.

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  7. Fabulous picture! I envy you, Jo, I truly do. Let's just say I didn't have that kind of mother. However, I broke the cycle and made it right for my kids so who knows; one day they might right something this wonderful and touching about their ole Mum *wink* Lovely post, Jo, really.

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    1. Write not right... *rolls eyes* Sorry!

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    2. I think that is great. My mom didn't have a mom like I had, either. It has always amazed me that she learned to love so well. I hope you kids do exactly that!

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  8. This is so beautiful. You are so blessed.

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  9. Thank you Angie. She is a gift.

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