Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Mom, the blogger

My mom asks a lot of questions. If it is somehow related to my life, or has been related to my life, or could (in her mind) possibly be related to my life, she has probably asked me about it in the last week or so. While this drives me crazy at times, I've come to realize that this is just what Mom does. She remains, probably, the single most interested person in what is going on in my life. I know that there are many people who can't say the same thing about their mom, and I've come to appreciate it.
Aside from asking questions, Mom is a wonderful listener. I often find my mind wandering as people explain to me answers to questions I ask, but I don't think that she does that. She so willing to just sit and listen to frustrations, fears, complaints, etc., without being quick to correct or to offer her own solutions.
She is always willing and eager to share biblical insight into any situation, and it pretty common for me to wake up to an email with a quick encouraging note that she has typed before heading off to work.

I was just thinking earlier today how rare it is that I let her know how much I appreciate little things like that, so I'm glad I had the opportunity to do it on here.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom - I love you!


Brenda said...

I am double blessed!

Linda said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom, Zach. I can only smile about all the questions being a questioner myself and seeing the same reactions from my kids. Like I tell them, it's all love. Thanks for writing this.