My mom, Darlene, came a-visiting last week. She lives way far away in Arizona and I only see her once or twice a year which isn't nearly enough. I left home at 18 and never looked back . I was a bit rebellious and really didn't want much to do with my parents and 3 brothers. I had things to do, people to see, places to go, oats to sow. My mom was a dork, my brothers a bother and I couldn't wait to leave Mobridge, South Dakota.
But time has passed and my mom changed!!! As I got older, Mom got better. It took me awhile to realize I was changing too. Now we are just the best of friends. We went shopping in Frederick while she was here, trying on clothes in a cute shop downtown. We both came out with the same top! Never would we actually go out at the same time wearing them, but it was fun having our pix taken with our 'mother/daughter' tops.
I look so huge next to my mom but I'm only a little over 5'3" so you can see how tiny she is. Both my grandmothers were under 5' so I'm 'tall' in my family.
We visited Garrett too in his new condo in DC. It's really too bad that my boys didn't grow up with their grandparents close by. Both sets of my grandparents lived in my small town and I was always over at their houses. My mom is back in Arizona now and she probably won't be back until next May. I'll just have to go on all our good memories of her time spent here. See you next time Mom!