Here she stands under the Crabapple tree that my dad planted many years ago.
I recently shared with you how to stabilize a Fern to a stump so it would not fall over during windy days. This is one of many things my mom has taught her baby girl over the years.
As children, we listen to our parents until we hit the age of about 13 then we no longer need their advice because we know it all, right? Even with a lot of "I told you so" from them, we still think we know it all.
What a beautiful Red bud tree! Yet, another tree that my dad planted many years ago.
I have always appreciated my Mom and her advice even as a child. I was what some would refer to as the good kid as I DID listen to my Mom and furthermore, valued her input. Now I might not always think she is right. I guess I am a bit too much like my daddy there Ha-ha. But I did listen and value the fact that she cared enough to share with me.
With time comes gray hair and the realization that even today being 45 years old, I am still learning things from my Mom! Something as simple as how to stabilize a Fern to a stump! But knowledge all the same.
I will never twist tie a Fern to a stump that I will not think of my Mother and her wisdom of telling me how to keep those Ferns secure.
Happy Mothers Day to all Mothers out there that continue to teach us older kids a thing or two!
Skeeter's day to post is Sunday. I appreciate she has allowed me to join in on her Mother's Day post. Her mother reads the blog and we all know Jean is my mother. She is a commenter and dedicated reader of this blog and several others. I must say I truly appreciate her coming on here and talking to not only me each day, but to my sister Dawn, and my daughter Christine. My mother loves talking to everyone and is a big part of this blog and its community. The blog has brought us so much closer because she can partake of my love for gardening (passion), and talk to me about it as well. My mother is not healthy enough to do much gardening on her own, but has a love for it handed down from her mother, my grandmother 'Nana'.
Skeeter titled this post "Learning from Mom", and to keep with the theme I was fortunate to find a picture taken at graduation from Austin Peay State University last summer. The picture is of my mother and I (thanks to the miracle of cropping). An ideal picture if I do say so myself to tie in with the theme "Learning from Mom". I am a lifelong learner and value learning each day. That is not to say I practice what I learn from the many the lessons of life and the school of hard knocks, but I surely learn each and every day!
My mother has always taught me to be unselfish and think of the other person first. A few of my sisters exemplify this lesson so much better than I do, but it is a lesson I do take to heart. She was always there for me and my children and never, ever gave a thought to herself. Without her help and support in my life; at times it has been at great sacrifice to her and her life; I never would've been able to successfully retire from the Army and partake in my passion of gardening. I so thank her each and every day and hope she knows this!
Like Skeeter, I want to send out my wishes for all mothers on this day, Mother's Day 2008, and especially for the mothers reading this blog post. Thanks Skeeter!