June 02, 2010

this girl & her mom

It has been years since I have had my Mom all to myself. Perhaps 35 years? But this past weekend... we headed off to celebrate Laura (and her team!) with the World. I brought a book along for the down time... two 3 hour flights and any free time we had at the hotel... and only read 15 pages. Who needs a story when you can make your own? My Mom & I... we talked and talked and walked... and laughed and played and visited. We dined on veggie subs at Subway... and hiked across campus for ice cream from MSU's Dairy Store. I annoyed the rented GPS so often that we were waiting for her to retaliate. She jumped on the bed when the alarm on her phone rang out two months 'til Africa. I was by her side when we met up with David at the Zoo... and she was by mine when we pulled up to the sweetest house on the cul de sac to meet my bloggy friend. And perhaps both visits gave her the extra bit of courage to share her potato chips with a sweet girl from Hong Kong.

I loved sharing this weekend with my Mom... and being Laura's cheering section. Gratitude buzzes in my heart for all she is and all she gives.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post, Dawn. It delights me to no end that your mom jumped on the bed. Seriously. :)

Jen said...

I've been away too long--I've had some catching up to do here.
You are so beautiful~inside and out! I love how you find the good in everything;even a mess of legos on the floor. ;)
I hope you enjoyed your trip to Hobby Lobby--pretty overwhelming in there isn't it?

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so glad you were able to get your "Mom" time!!!
I imagine there was lots of laughter coming from the two of you.
You didn't embarrass Laura did you?

ps. Those gps things need to act right...or else!!!!!

Corinne Cunningham said...

This just oozes with sweetness! So happy you had those moments with your mom. How incredible!

jenn said...

How wonderful to have quality time with your mom! You are a very lucky girl to have such a good relationship with her! :)

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