I grew up with two mommies: My mother Marlene and my grandma Rosy, who lived with my my whole life until I got married.
The three of us did a LOT together. In fact, I didn’t move out until I moved to Colorado at the age of 27 so we have a lot of great memories. (This is us at Yellowstone in 2009…sheesh, SO long ago!)
Because I always crave adventure, I’ve dragged these poor women everywhere.
One of the most recent crazy things I did to my granny (at age 88) was to push her wheelchair as far as it would go up a hiking trail in Zion National Park. And then, because my mom and I wanted to hike further than the wheelchair would go…I just left her there!
Now, don’t worry, I wasn’t being abusive or anything. She was perfectly fine in a little cove covered by trees and there were lots of people hiking up and down so it wasn’t like she was deserted.
But that’s not what passers-by thought! Each time someone would see this little old woman in a wheelchair on this steep trail (you can imagine it looked pretty strange), they’d ask her, “Are you okay? Do you need help?”
“Nope, just waiting for my granddaughter,” she’d reply.
Story of her life. She waited for me a LOT. My granny is probably the most patient person in the world.
She’s taught me a TON about patience and having a servant’s heart. 🙂
How about you?
Is there a mother in your life who’s greatly impacted you? It’s a great week to show gratitude and appreciation – and to remind us not to take anyone for granted, because we never know how long they’ll be in our life.
I’m grateful that my granny is still kicking at 90+ years old and is flying out for my first triathlon on my 40th birthday in June!
Share a thought or story about a lady you love below. I’d enjoy hearing from you! 🙂
Committed to your success,
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