Amanda from Serenity Now for Amanda is back with another fabulous party. I love that this round of “Dishing It” is all about moms. What a perfect topic for Mother’s Day week.
I love my Mama so much that it brings tears to my eyes to even think about it. We lost my dad in 1997 and then my brother in 2002. Getting through two terrible tragedies has made us closer than ever. My Mama is the strongest person that I know.
~What’s the best thing about your mom?
My mom has my back no matter what. If I called her and told her that I needed anything at all, she’d drop everything to help me.
Mama and I enjoy doing the same things. We both like to garden, cook, antique, decorate, craft, and read. Mama is always up for an adventure, too. One of our favorite things to do together is to take a ride in her convertible on back roads near her farm. We admire old houses, estates, and the beauty of the mountains while we ride.
Here we are last Christmas on the Staunton house tour:
~What’s your relationship with your mom like?
Mama and I have a great relationship. We’ll get on the phone and talk and talk. We agree about most things, too.
Here we are on a walk around her farm on Christmas Day a few years ago. I think we were talking when Mr. SP snapped this picture.
~If there is one quality about your mom that you could emulate, what would it be?
Mama doesn’t let ANYTHING stop her. If she decides she is going to do something, she will do it. If she can’t figure out how to do something, she’ll keep working until she figures it out. She also stays calm and cool under pressure. I am a basket case with the slightest amount of stress and am a nervous Nellie. I’d like to be calm like Mama and stay cool when I’m stressed. I am a determined person, but she’s got me beat by a mile if determination could be rated. The woman never gives up!
~What’s the best advice your mom has ever given you?
She used to tell me when I was stressed out about something, “This too shall pass.” I need to remember that advice the next time I’m throwing a hissy fit or running around in a circle because I’m so nervous that I can’t make a simple decision.
~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!)
I don’t remember any embarrassing outfits. Mama and I used to love to shop together. She only bought cute things for me!
~If you’re a mom, what’s your favorite thing about motherhood? What’s the most difficult?
I wish I was a mother but not everyone gets that privilege.
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