It’s my mom’s birthday. Because she has a birthday ON Mother’s Day, permit me to tell you a story about her. This particular story will tell you all you need to know about who she is.
My mom is creative on so many levels. She cooks. She paints. She sews. A couple of months ago she made me some pillows to go on my living room furniture. Aren’t they beautiful?
There were so many of them that she transported them from her house to mine in a huge garbage bag. One by one she kept pulling them out and presenting them to me. Jonah was enthralled. He kept watching me receive gift after gift from that garbage bag. Finally, when there were no more left he proclaimed “I want one”. “Nuts”, I thought, now I’m going to have to share my lovely pillows with this boy who is a walking ball of mess. Oh no. Not with MY mom. Without missing a beat she says, “Okay.” She reaches into the bottom of the bag and pulls out…
…this: A whale pillow she made JUST. FOR. HIM. Jonah was totally surprised. So was I! But I shouldn’t have been. This is what she does. She creates. She gives. She’s the best! Thanks mom, for everything. Happy birthday and Happy Mother’s Day. Oh, and that whale pillow? Jonah named it Gordon. (Now THAT is a cool kid!)