Dishing It Blog Party- Mom Edition

Yeah another Dishing It Blog Party Hosted by Amanda at Serenity Now!!  This one's theme is all about moms and she has a great little questionnaire to help you share all about yours. 

~What's the best thing about your mom?
Well, I'd really have to say that she's MY mom and I only have to share here with my brother and two sisters but aside from that would be that she's one of my best friends.

Here's a picture of my mom with my two LO's and me from her visit last spring.

~If your mom isn't around, do you have a family member or mentor who can stand in for her?
My mom is in Utah while I'm in VA so she's not close by but we still talk all the time.

~What's your relationship with your mom like (do you just tolerate each other, or is she your best confidant)?
I love that my mom and I are so close, I tell her pretty much everything, she knows all the worst things about me because I told her and I knew that I could tell her.  There are only two people that I can truly tell absolutely everything to and my mom is one of them.

~If there is one quality about your mom that you could emulate, what would it be?
I would have to pick two, her patience and her loving nature.

~What's the best advice your mom has ever given you?
Two things, neither of them really advice though, first, she told me many times when I was in trouble for something " I may not always like what you do but I will always love You."  Which taught me that I am not my mistakes.  And second, she told me "If you life to be 80 or more then even if you don't get married until you're 40 you'll still be married for half or most of your life."   Which gave me a whole new perspective on not just getting married but just how fleeting youth really is and many other things about life as well.

~Describe the most embarrassing outfit your mom made you wear when you were growing up. (If you have a photo of this, I will give you ten bonus points!)
My mom never made me wear anything I really didn't want to, she encouraged me to be my own person with my own tastes and ideas.

~If you're a mom, what's your favorite thing about motherhood? What's the most difficult?
My favorite thing about motherhood is watching my children grow and change into their individual little selves and personalities and my family as a whole growing and changing along with them.
The most difficult would be watching them go through any hurt or pain that I can't fix.

I loved sharing with all of you, you'll have to excuse me now, I need to call my mom.


Southern Fried Gal said...

I am so glad Amanda asked us to go through this exercise! I love hearing about all the wonderful moms out there. Your mom is very wise - LOVE the advice on marriage. I'm passing that one on to a friend! Happy Mother's Day!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Ditto--that was great marriage advice! I bet it's hard to be so far from your mom. How wonderful that you are close in spirit! :) Thanks for linking up!

Mama E said...

Hi! Stopping by from the party. I love hearing the advice of other Mothers. Your sounds very wise.
-Mama E

Kenzie said...

Your Mom sounds like my Mom! She sounds wonderful! Happy Mother's Day!

Lisa said...

Your mom sounds like a great friend. I like when you said you could tell her anything without worrying. Have a wonderful Mothers Day!

Richella said...

Hi! Stopping by from Amanda's party. I enjoyed reading about your mom--she sounds like a really wise and kind lady--what a blessing to you! You've written a really nice tribute to her. I'll bet it's hard for you to live so far away from her. Thank God for phones!

Love the Decor! said...

You and your momma sound like wonderful ladies!
Hope your Mother's Day blessed beyond measure!

Erin said...

I love that you guys are so close even though you're miles away. That is great! I agree it is so hard to see your kids hurt. I think that's where my paranoia comes from. I try to prevent what I can. thanks for dishing it!!

Kristin said...

So sweet - your mom sounds like a lovely person - a lot like my own! Happy Mother's Day to you both! :)

Momma Sue said...

I LOVE you Andrea. You made me get all teary when I read it. I am so proud of the wonderful mother you've become! I know you make your ancestral mothers very proud also. We're all pulling for you so don't ever feel alone in this HUGE job called motherhood! Can't wait to see you all in June.
Love ya, Mom

Dawn said...

I really enjoyed reading about you mother.

Isn't it just a blessing to have a great relationship with your mom? I would be so lost without mine.

Happy Mother's Day!

Holly Renee said...

LOVE this post! It sounds like you two have an amazing relationship and that's a true blessing. It warms my heart. The picture is gorgeous too. Dang girl, you are beautiful!!!