For my mom…

Today is a tough day, I am trying to find something to write about but I just keep thinking about my mom.  My mom passed away 6 years ago today.  She was an incredible woman with a heart of gold.  She loved animals and always treated them with respect.  She could fix a washing machine with nothing more than a pair of pliers, some fence wire and Popsicle sticks, and that machine would run for another 4 years.  We often called her Mrs. MacGuyver.  She was not a trusting woman, but if you needed her she was always right there.  She was an incredible mom even though some would never know.  She was as hardworking as they come.  She was up every morning by 7:00 to clean all her animals, rake, pull weeds, clean the house, do the laundry, take care of us kids, make lunches, make dinner, do dishes, and some days, all at the same time.  She would not stop until well after the sun went down.  Most weekends, I would always try to help her but she was difficult to keep up with. Even at 13, I had trouble keeping her pace.  She would work her day away for her family, but never seemed to think twice.  I miss her all the time but I often think if each company had one person that could work the way she did maybe the economy would not be as bad as it is.  All it would take is one person who could problem solve and fix things like broken office equipment with nothing more than a staple and a paperclip.  She taught me many things, but nothing more important than family.  Sometimes it isn’t easy to keep up with a busy family, a small business, and my house.  I make it work because I know that she is always with me pushing me to do what needs to be done.  I have become the person I am because she has always stood by me, and I know she still does.  I love you mom thank you.

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