Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day - Let No Woman Be Left Out

Let's face it - EVERYbody has or had a mom.  The thing is, mom's come in all kinds of sizes and personality packages.  I do not want to know how my kids would label ME, yet I'm sure they do.  There is some description of me out there - but this is not about me.  It's about moms, all moms.

There is the long-suffering mom, the over-achiever, the emotionally bankrupt, angry moms, poor moms, rich moms.  There is the comedian mom, the doomsday mom, the drama mom.  There is the socially conscious mom, the socially climbing mom, the social misfit mom and the outright anti-social mom.  Not a characteristic out there you couldn't match up with SOME mom or other.

My mom died 26 years ago.  I still miss her even though I've worn the matriarchs shoes a long time now.  I "talk" to her sometimes in my journal writing.  She comes real close to defying description - such a composite of so many things.  But all along I knew she was doing her best.  There is no manual on motherhood, despite the plethora of books out there to the contrary - sorry, they don't really count.  If you are mom, you already know this!  You have to LIVE this to know it!

And so for everybody that has a mom, here is a delightful trio of funniest mom's to lighten and brighten your day!



  1. Suzen!!
    What a fun video!!! Mom's are wonderfully awesome! And each one unique.

    Suzen, you are a shining example of love and light in the world - and what beautiful characteristics to have as a Mom!! Happy Mother's Day to you, sweet friend!!

  2. You are so right, there are no two alike ... I guess each one wears her own zebra stripes ;)

    And that's the beauty of moms. We're in a category that can't really be contained, one filled with love and devotion, yet writing our own definitions.

    Have a wonderful Mother's Day, SuZen!

  3. Hi SuZen .. wonderful video clip .. loved those takes. Mums are Mums - always special, sadly not always appreciated .. I think we all come round eventually.

    Have a great weekend with family and friends ..
    hugs - Hilary

  4. Thank you, and Happy Mother's Day Suzen! Have a wonderful weekend. <3 Deedee

  5. Dear Sweet Suzen, 26 years is a long time. I bet she is in your heart and by your side every step of the way.

    Your writing, as always moves and inspires. you have a true gift of wordwomanship.

    Moms are love and life and a swirl of sweet things!!


    P. S. Blue Bunny is off to the woods to visit with HIS mom this weekend. I know you'll miss his spelling while he is away. :)


  6. Lovely post SuZen and Happy Mother's Day I wish you an Awesome weekend ....Enjoy :)

  7. Hi All! Thanks for the good wishes for this day, Mother's Day! I'm up at the lake (alone) and painting the insides of closets - don't ya know it but I have no end of fun times! haha! Hope you all have a great day!

  8. Being a mother, you have to love it and Happy Mother's Day everybody. xox Wilma

  9. You have to have a great sense of humor to appreciate all that life brings, and especially to aprpeciate all that motherhood brings. I find myself laughing with my children daily, or at myself and something I've done, or at the simple preposterousness of it all at times:)
    Thank you for sharing:)

  10. Megan "JoyGirl!" BordMay 10, 2010 at 5:51 AM

    That was a great video. Happy Mother's Day, SuZen! (A day late, but NOT a dollar short...!)

    My cousin and I joked a few years ago that the more we tried NOT to become like our mothers, the more we became exactly like them. She said she even noticed one day that she was wearing an outfit her mother would likely walk around in, right down to the loafers!

    I love my mom, and appreciate how she raised me. It's gotten me this far, so she must have been on to something!

    Much love to you, SuZen!