Love Is Mom!

My mom used to say...

"Don’t be fresh with me!"

"Respect your educators."

"Don't chew gum in school!"

"Treat others how you want to be treated."

"Say please and thank you."

"Show appreciation!"

"You are not allowed to do your homework in front of the TV."

“Say pardon, not what”

"Be kind and gift your friends with love and music."

"Just because someone calls you Braceface doesn't mean they don't like you. They like you because you have a good sense of humour!"

“If someone asked you to jump off a cliff, would you?”

"Be kind."

"Laughter is the best!"

“There is no such word as ‘can’t."

“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it”

 “We’re not laughing at you, we’re laughing with you.”

"Everyone has a story."

"It's okay to make a mistake."

"I’m biologically forced to love you, but nobody else is."

"I’m not here to be your friend; I’m here to be your mom."

"If you don’t like it, make your own dinner."

"You did it! I’m not sure why, but you sure did it!"

"If you don't succed, try again, and keep trying!"

"If they can’t see how great you are, that’s their loss."

"Maybe that’s how things work in their house, but it’s definitely not how things work in ours."

"That’s not really what you’re wearing, is it?"

"We don’t have call waiting because it’s rude!"

"Always look on the bright side of life."

"Smile, it's contagious!"

"Remember to laugh!"

"I care about the effort part of your report card."

"When you walk through the neighbourhood, walk like you mean it."

"I am so sorry you feel that way."

"I plan to give you love, nurturing, and just enough dysfunction to make you funny."

"You can do it!"

"You are beautiful."

“This conversation is over. Period.”

She also used to say, "I love you a lot," and she said it a lot. She still does, but with her eyes as well. A woman told me that when you go through this journey, your relationship with your mother gets deeper, and she is right.

When I say, I love you, I love it when she says, I know! 

Mom, I know we can't celebrate like we always did at the cottage, but those memories are still there and will always be there.

Thanks for the life lessons!

I love you, Mom.

Mom and Danna



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