My mom is a dreamer and a storyteller. I have learned so much from her example and treasure our time together. The photo is from a tasting event at a local 4-H camp where you get to watch chefs cook and then enjoy a lunch and sampling reception in the afternoon. I am so glad that we had our picture taken that fall day.
Things I learned from my mom...
...always drive yourself to places because if you get uncomfortable, you can always leave. If you go with someone else, you are at their mercy for a ride home.
...friendships only last as long as they need to, if someone drifts away, other friends will follow.
...when you break up with a guy, you only remember the good times. Use that information for some perspective when you feel lonely and want to call him.
...make up should be subtle and highlight your features.
...figure out a way to pull the calf, bake the pie and still be dressed up for the event. It can be done.
...hard work and sacrifice are the surest way to get what you want out of life.
...how to can fruits and vegetables and be seriously clean while you do it and keep your fruit from getting brown in the process.
...always sweep the kitchen floor when you are finished canning or cooking a big meal.
...before you buy a piece of clothing, think about the price per wear when you are not sure if it is worth the price.
...downsizing is an all the time thing...edit, edit, edit your stuff.
...if you want to buy something, ask if you have the money and if you love it, get it.
...hard work keeps you focused and honest.
...to love reading.
...the value of education.
...to lust for change and new scenery and to never be satisfied that things are good enough.
...work hard because someone is always working harder.
...if you think you have it bad, someone always has it worse.
...compassion for those in poverty.
...and many, many more things.
No one works harder than my mom. She is an amazing person and I am so proud to have her in my life.
Happy Mother's Day, Mom!