MY MOM

MY MOM

She taught me little things.  Like:

How to peel garlic.

Beautify your environment with flowers.

Escape from a hectic day by reading a good book.

Homemade soup on a chilly day is soothing to the soul.

And, she taught me big things.

I learned how to bathe a newborn from my mother.

My devotion to my children was modeled after my mom’s devotion to her children.

She taught me how to love those who are not easy to love.

She taught me how to pray. And I do.  Constantly.

My first Mother’s Day without her.  Ouch! But,

MY DAUGHTERS

MY DAUGHTERS

My daughters have made me a better teacher.  I want to be the teacher I want them to have.

They have made me a better friend. I long for them to have relationships that are as meaningful as mine.

In them I see their dad, my husband.  Sweet.

They have made me a better sister.  A relationship that deepens with age.

They have made me a better daughter.  I saw my mom in a new light through their eyes.

I understand now that a message is delivered better by modeling rather than by lecturing.

They make missing her hurt a little less. I love them.

Mothers and Daughters. Teachers and Learners.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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5 Responses to MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS

  1. Gary Joseph Oefinger says:

    she is so proud of you!

  2. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ONE OF THE BEST MOTHERS I KNOW!!! ENJOY TERESA!!! YOU ARE ONE LUCY WOMAN!

    XX
    LISA

  3. Kathy Ferretti says:

    What a beautiful woman your Mom was!! The first Mother’s Day without your Mom is the most difficult, however my Mother has been gone for 17 years and I still miss her the most on Mother’s Day!!

    • Teresa Oefinger says:

      Thank you, Kathy. She was wonderful and I do miss her. I imagine I too will be saying that 17 years from now. Hope you had a wonderful day with your family. Teresa

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