With Mother’s Day approaching, I thought it a good idea to share memories of our own moms. I initially wanted to ask about your first memory, but that’s hard to come up with for some of us (me included!) so would just love to hear a favorite story about your own mum.
I have a few …
- Riding on the back of my mom’s bicycle in a kiddie seat, swaying back and forth as she pedaled. I must have been about 4 or so? Not exactly sure.
- Lying on the couch when I was sick, and being attended to so carefully with 7up and saltines, a heating pad if needed, the barf bowl, and treats. I felt so comforted and safe.
- Riding next to mom in the cab of a pickup truck that was laboring up the side of a mountain in Peru. It was the honored seat for the gringa and her about-to-puke youngest, the rest of the family was standing in the back. Good times :). (The full story is here if you’re curious!).
- Watching my mom, who hardly ever took breaks of any kind when I was at home (and still doesn’t!), lying on the couch reading a book and nibbling at a bowl of olives. I loved seeing her relax.
What’s a favorite memory of your mom?