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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2009

I was only six at the time, but I thought my Mom would love freshly cooked scrambled eggs on the morning of Mother’s Day. After all, I’d seen her crack the eggs, drop them in the pan, flip them around a bit and –presto!– enjoy a plateful of warm and delicious scrambled eggs. What I didn’t remember, however, was to butter the pan.

Mom couldn’t stop laughing as she scraped the pan full of off-yellow, nearly plastic and crusty eggs into the trash can. Why? That’s good eatin’!

“I wanted to cook breakfast for you like in Noozles!” I kept insisting through her laughter.

Yes, Noozles. It was one of my favorite shows as a kid. The show was about a young girl with a stuffed koala bear that came to life. Can you believe they had a young girl cooking breakfast by herself in a children’s program? I blamed the T.V. for my overcooked eggs, and I still do dammit.

My mother simply laughed. She didn’t scold me for trying to cook on my own like I thought she would. This is just one of the many ways that my Mom has shown me love, and it is one of many treasured memories!

I don’t need to mention the cave full of bats at Luray Caverns in Virgina, or going to see Yes and Brian Wilson. I don’t need to mention waking up Christmas morning and finding the perfect Bass Guitar sitting under the Christmas tree. These fun and funny moments all add up, but they don’t need to be said.

What does need to be mentioned is that she is a mom to me 24×7. The same kid that burned scrambled eggs and suffocated joy with angst all throughout my teenage years. How did you put up with me, and how did you laugh your way through the tough stuff? You’ve taught, and still teach me so much. Thank you for raising me, Mom! Happy Mother’s Day!

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