Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hop along with me

It is very difficult for me on Tuesdays... You see two of my most favorite people in the blogging world host a meme on Tuesdays... Come on...couldn't one of you move this to Wednesday or something??
First there is my sista by another motha - Les...aka Rory Bore - she hosts a chat every Tuesday with a different topic. This week I could NOT pass up on.
I am NOT my Mother!!!! and thank you someone up above for making me see the wisdom of my ways and not the errors of hers.
First - I ALWAYS put my children first
Second - I have raised them with a voice and they have the right to use it
Third - Their emotional well being is very important to me
Fourth - I love to surround myself with them and their lives
Fifth - I am the grandmother to their children that they never had
I suppose you are asking - doesn't she have some redeeming qualitites? Honestly, I don't think so!
THEN there is Josie - 
Two Shoes Tuesdsay
Josie and I have walked the same path and have somehow come out the other side still with our positive attitudes! Go figure
Two Shoes Tuesday also hosts a prompt or a word every week and this week it is Grateful or Grow

I have so much to be grateful for..

First of all, I am NOT my mother!!! 
Second, I have my health
Third, my children and grandchildren have their health
We all have a roof over our head and food on our tables.
Sure, we have bills and we barely make ends meet, but who cares when you are happy?
We live and Grow each and every day and that is what makes us human. I would hate to be in a stagnant world.

Hop on over to both of these memes and meet my friends!


  1. Thank you for your comment in my blog.

    Blessings to you and yours.

  2. Your kids love you, and you are blessed by each other, and now grandkids. That is a wonderful thing, Brenda.

  3. I don't mind sharing Tuesdays with Josie - the more the merrier, right? :)

    I am not my mother either -- even though in my case it wouldn't be a bad thing if I was -- but even still, I am my own person. There are things that I like from her that I take....and things I don't take because they don't apply or suit me. I heard it put once that your ancestors pass down the "tool box" of life to you, but it's your choice which tools you will use from that box. Some will have filled it with bad tools, or ones that look good but don't necessarily get the job done, whereas others - will be the perfect tool for the job at hand. It's up to us to know the difference. But -- we don't have to use those crappy tools - we can choose to leave them in the box.

    but I am grateful that I inherited a pretty good tool box. :)

    1. LOL... I never thought about it like that. The really crappy tools have taught me to choose new ones or create better ones. I'm not sure there were any good tools in my inherited tool box.
      It's funny because I have spoken with a lot of women in my age bracket who are just having grandchildren and it seems like we all got the same 'mother'

  4. You should hop over to the Wednesday blog by Joyce at From this Side of the Pond. Come see me tomorrow as I will be participating. Thank you for visiting my blog today.

  5. You seem to be too worried about time, the post is there and waiting on Wednesday you have plenty of time. Mothers can be hard acts to follow so don't...you are special so let memories of you be special too.

  6. Old Egg is right, Brenda, I leave Two Shoes Tuesday open all week because life happens and we can't always get around to writing when we want! I won't ever be the least offended if you wait to link up what you write, It's worth waiting for!

    I can relate to your commentary on mothers. Mine was far from the worst, when it came to meeting our physical needs she did a great job, but she had no idea what to do with a weird kid like me, and we were never able to make a real connection, even after I grew up. I have continued on some of the family traditions that were good ones, but I made darn sure that I support and encourage my own children to be who they are and go after what they want!

    I love your thankful list! I often remind folks that it is the little everyday blessings that surround us that we tend to overlook but would have miserable lives without. Family is everything, and enough to make ends meet is good enough. I suspect you are at the top of your children's blessings list, you are the kind of mom others aspire to be!


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