Nothing like being days late to link up with someone but if I told you my reasons for not getting this post done on Monday like I was suppose to do you would either think I am nuts or that I was making it all up. lol
So with that said I am joining Donna from Brynwood Needleworks on a Thursday night for Memory Lane Mondays.
Be sure and go by Donna's site and read her Memory Lane Post and the other sweet blogging buddies that joined her this month. Donna does this on the the last Monday of the Month.
I chose one of my favorite memories of all times to share with you tonight. A gift I received years ago from my oldest son Chad. It was a lovely book titled Mothers and Sons! Inside it you will find stories written by sons about their Mom's.
Here in my sons page written about his mother.
The biggest compliment anyone has ever paid me was the comparison between me and my mother: "You two are just alike," or "Have you met Chad's mom, he's just like her." Most people would flinch at being compared to their mom, but it makes me very proud. The characteristics she possess, her strength, kindness, forgiveness, understanding, sense of humor, and strong work ethic are all the same values I can only hope people see in me. My mother is one of the most important people in my life, not simply because she is my mother, but because she is also my friend and has stood by me in everything I have done, right or wrong. It saddens me when people say they are not close to their mothers, or they no longer even speak to them, I just wish they could have the closeness that we do, even if it was just for one day.
Happy Mother's Day'98
I Love You Mother!
I have received marvelous gifts from Chad on many occasions but without a doubt this is the gift I take out often and read and reread. It is my all time favorite gift from a son that has given me so much joy and love.
Lot's of things have happened to me in life but having Chad, Clint and Christi has been my reason for getting up everyday and not a day goes by that I don't thank our sweet Jesus for giving me these precious three children.
When Chad was thirteen he was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. I remember how close we came to loosing him because the doctors here in this small town did not know how to take care of him. Thank God I was able to take him to the one of the best Juvenile Diabetes doctors in the country who saved his life.
When I found out he had this disease it nearly killed me. I cried rivers of tears for my sweet baby but never has Chad ever complained about the five shots a day or not having sweets like his friends. He was a teenager yet he took care of himself. Still to this day I would love to be more like Chad. You want ever find him feeling sorry for himself or complaining. Now he is his precious niece's mentor for this dreadful disease and she looks up to her Uncle Chad with such devotion. Kaci too never complains about having diabetes from the age of seven.
If I could do one thing in life over again it would be never to disappoint Chad as I know in the last few years I have. I also would give anything if I had worked less and been home more when my children were young. Yet as a single mom for about five years of their child hood that was not possible.
Chad always has a smile for everyone he meets. I have had so many people when introduced to them go on and on about how sweet my son is to them. He loves people and they love him.
I look up to him as a person that I would love to me more like.
Not only is he a awesome son but a terrific Brother to Clint and Christi, Uncle to Kaci and Bailey, Brother-in-law to Andrea and friends to many.
Thank you Chad for giving me this Book many years ago and thank you for being my Son. I have to say I am the one that is honored if anyone thinks that we are just a like.
Hope you enjoyed my walk down Memory Lane. I enjoyed sharing Chad with you. Click on Donna's Button on the side bar or HERE and enjoy her Memory Lane Post.
Sending you lovely thoughts and wishes for a beautiful weekend that is near. I hope to visit with you soon and see what you have been up to.
Love to all,