Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Backwards in High Heels

Here's your hat.
-Mommawether's comment to Poppawether after we were all in a car wreck.

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Actually, that car wreck happened three years ago, but it pretty much sums up my mom. NOTHING fazes her. She'll look around, see what needs to be done and then does it. Wether it's milking cows, handling chemotherapy or watching doctors sew her son back together. It's all done with grace and humor. Her life is a story worth telling, but she's too modest to say much. I've only gathered bits and peices over the years, like when their barn burned down, the fears she had during WWII, and bits of different aliments she's had (she's the only person I know with more scar tissue than me!).

Nothing slows her down. She can keep up with anyone and get anything done. She's one of my hometown's walking reference library, yellow pages and Consumer Reports wrapped up together and smelling of vanilla and AquaNet hairspray. The title of this post refers back to Ginger Rogers and how she did everything Fred Astaire did but backwards in high heels. That's my mom!

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And she makes AWESOME cookies, too.

Adventure! Excitiment! MOMMY!

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