Archive for October, 2008

My Mother Moment

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I have been hearing a few “subtle” comments lately;  eg: “You know Mom, if you are going to have a blog, you actually have to write something,” so I have been waiting for some earth shattering experience or even a little tremor would have made me happy.   We were able to attend Jamie’s debut as director of her children’s choir Sunday afternoon, and that’s where I found my moment.  Sitting in the church as the choir members entered, wearing the same little tartan outfits that Jamie wore as a member of the same choir many years ago, was surprisingly touching.  The real moment came though, as Jamie followed the choir in.  Here was this tall, beautiful, composed, and confident young woman conducting the choir and it was my little girl.  I think that I was the proudest mother in the room and there were a lot of mothers in that room.  Ya, ya, I know that pride is supposed to be a bad thing, but I think that, “mother’s moment pride” is different.  I actually think that it is a reward, for the “other” mother moments, when we wish that the earth would just open and swallow us up.  Anyway, Jamie, thanks for giving me one of the good moments; you made me very proud.  Love ya.

My entry into the blogging world

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

I decided that I wanted to set up a blog for when we go to Australia for all my fans out there.  Lahni and Joel got me set up and now I just have to provide the words of wisdom, and that is why this is so short.  Stay tuned in case I come up with something profound in the future.