Happy Mothering Day

(See why I’m calling it that from my pal Lara over at LCMF)

I got all “deep” last year.

This year?  Nope.  Open-mouthed smile

This year I want you to meet some people.

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My step mom, me, my dad’s mom, my sister (yes I am aware we look nothing alike), and Macy down in front.

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Me, my mom’s mom, my mom, and Macy down in front again…4 generations of crazy broads.  Just kidding, Mom.  You’re normal.  Ish.

How fortunate and blessed am I to be 35 years old and still have both of my grandmas living?  Getting to know your grandparents as an adult is a fabulous thing that most people don’t have the privilege of experiencing.

And you know what?  Sometimes there’s a silver lining in divorce.  I’m a big believer that people come into your life when you need to know them and that there’s never a trial without something good to help you get through said trial, even if you don’t recognize it as the “good thing” at the time.  My sister and I joke that we’re thankful for divorce and teen pregnancy, because we needed to be sisters.  And when everyone can put their differences aside?  More people to love your kids, and kids can never have too many people that love them, right?  (Random story alert:  One year we threatened Macy with no Santa if she didn’t shape up.  She said “That’s OK, I have enough grandmas and grandpas!”…7grandmas and 4 grandpas at the time!)

So, take a minute today to thank someone that’s helped and supported you on this mothering journey, will ya?

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  1. Barbara says:

    What a fabulous attitude! I wish I had a mom or grandmom to hug, but now I am the grandmom and there’s no one around anymore but the hubs. Guess I’ll just hug him ’cause he made me a grandmom, and that’s just the best thing that anyone can be. Char, you’re the neatest lady I’ve come across in a very long time. Applause, applause! And Char………Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. You are very blessed :) I wish I had a grandparent left. Have a great day tomorrow!

  3. Karen B says:

    I think you and your sister have the same smile in that picture. So there’s something alike! How wonderful to still have all that family around.

  4. My gosh, I didn’t realize quite how much you and Macy look alike until I saw these pictures! And I love the post you linked to – basically the same train of thought I had yesterday, minus the grinchiness on my part ;).

    Happy Mother’s Day, friend. A blog ain’t worth an ulcer. Put your feet up today and take a well deserved rest.

  5. ShannonR2 says:

    How Lucky! I always thought my mom’s mom was one of the graceful people I knew, but I wish I had had the chance to know her as an adult and as a mother…Happy Mother’s Day!

  6. Yes, I so agree with you! My hubby comes from a divorced family and I cannot imagine our life with out all the extra love, hugs, kisses and occasional drama (it’s what gives life color, right?). Happy Mothering Day to you friend!

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