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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Apparently I have unresolved emotional issues...

It all started out so innocently. I had the day off so I dropped the boys off at school, came home cleaned the kitchen..(the laundry can be piled up to the ceiling, but I can not do anything else until the kitchen is clean, I don't know why, it just is.) I vaccumed, did laundry, (I don't mind doing it I just hate putting it away) and it was still only 9am...


I sat down at my computer with my morning coffee (black-weight watchers remember?) and read blogs and answered emails. I also stopped by Christi's creative prompts blog to check out her new prompt. LOVED this one Christi, even though the result ended in my emotional state.LOL..

So I sat down and made this Layout...which is also Day 9 of the LOAD Challenge...



This is about me and my mom. I didn't intend to do a layout about me and my mom, but as I was going through pictures I found these and it all came together. Well the crying started sometime between picking the pictures out and the journaling. Probably because the whole time I was working on the layout I was thinking about the journaling. About how much I've missed her all these years that I've lived so far from her, and knowing in my heart, I suppose like we all do about our parents, that the time is coming when she won't be there on the other side of the phone anymore. (She isn't in the greatest health) So, I called her, she said she was just picking up the phone to call me, (isn't it funny how they can do that), to tell her I loved her and missed her and was thinking about her, and wouldn't you know it while we were on the phone the mail lady knocked on the door with a package from guess who? my mom...and what was in it? Well a simple thing really, one of those zip-up hooded sweatshirts that are so comfy. I put it on right away, it actually smells like her, (probably because she drove around with it in her car for a few days-I swear I used to buy her perfume for myself, because it reminded me of her ) and I'm thanking her, (and silently thanking God that she's mine) and telling her she really shouldn't have, that she does too much already, that she has too many other bills to worry about (this is a familiar argument I'm sure) and she said "Honey, I had to, I was worried about you getting cold at work , you say it's always freezing there". Oh Mom, I miss you and I'll be sleeping with my sweatshirt tonight....

So if that wasn't enough, I later went to Lain's blog one of my daily visits, ok well you just have to go read the post from today and watch the little video. My mom raised me on her own, she worked 2 jobs to be able to and she was 40 when she had me. She was exhausted. One thing she always, always made time to do with me though, was watch The Muppet Show. I know it's corny, but it's what we did. We'd sing the theme song together and laugh and eat popcorn (the kind you actually had to make). You'll understand this once you go watch the video on Lain's blog today. I actually remember that episode.

I swear I'm a water fountain today.

Thanks for reading....

tomorrow I'll be less sappy I promise...

so today I am grateful for...

1. my mom, and every moment I spent with her on the phone today...

2. Lain and her tribute to the Muppet Show...(perfect timing Lainie)

3.This wonderful life I am so blessed with

4. Britain giving me a hug because I was teary eyed writing this post

5. Britain writing his own Star Wars comic, using his teachers and classmates as characters which is so cracking me up right now...His least favorite teacher is a Sith Lord...LOL...I love that kid


10 comments:

Dianna said...

Oh Amy, so sorry you had an emotional day. Sometimes we need those though to remind us of how blessed we are. A good cry and a cup of coffee...oh yeah, and an awesome, warm hoodie sweatshirt {LOVE those!}...sounds kind of comforting in a weird sort of way. You poor thing...I'm sending a ((hug)) your way!

ScrapHappy said...

You are so sweet! And so lucky to have such a great mom. It must be hard to be far from her. I am close to mine (physically) but far away (emotionally). Count those blessings -- I know you are!
xoxoxo
Lain

Happay said...

that is so sweet. I love my mom too and am so grateful to have a wonderful relationship with her.

Maria said...

Aww, that was so sweet. You brought tears to my eyes, too! I feel the same way about my mom, too. But don't forget, your mom is just as lucky as you because she has you:)

chelemom said...

I am new to your blog, but did read your post. It's ok to have those days. I too think about getting older. Which means my parents are getting older too....I can't imagine life without either of them. On a side note, I LOVED the Muppet Show! You must be around my age.....36ish?

Lester R.N. said...

Amy I feel your emotional day!! It's kind of funny because the first thing I told Sara and Jackie this morning was " I'm sorry in advance because I feel like a emotional psychopath!!! I teared up 100 times of so today!!! I hope I'm better tomorrow! Love ya!

Kylie in Warsaw said...

Wow, you made me teary eyed today. My mom died when I was 16 and since I was back in Houston, I was REALLY missing her this time around. I'm also having to deal with a lot of issues with my dad (he currently lives with my sister, but he really needs to come and live with me - but I'm not quite ready for that). Anyway, thanks so much for sharing and I love that layout!

mayorofcrazytown said...

Just-I Love You!

Christi Snow said...

I am getting teary-eyed reading this. What a wonderful post and absolutely gorgeous layout! (((hugs))) for you, my friend!! smiles...

Melissa said...

I hate putting away laundry too1!

Your post made me get teary eyed. It's gotta be hard being so far away.

I love your layout!!