Yesterday was Mother’s Day. It was also exactly 2 months since my last post. For the past 2 months I took a break from writing. It did not start out as a break but that is what it turned into. It was as if I was waiting for something big to happen before I could start writing again. At times I even found myself setting dates that I would write a post. I would say things to myself like “I will start writing when Lent is over.” or “I will write a post on the first of the month.” But I didn’t. Those days would just come and go and I would not write a thing.
Then yesterday happened. I was reading a magazine in the car while waiting for my husband to pick up some pizza.
Yes. Pizza. On. Mother’s Day…….DON’T JUDGE ME…lol.
So I was reading the magazine when I came across an article titled 5 things you should know about your mom (in case you were wondering, all the words were lowercase). These were the five things the article stated we should know about our mothers:
- What she loves most about you
- That her marriage isn’t perfect
- Her Achilles’ heel
- Her health history
- How other people see her
These were the things I knew:
- Being married myself I know that no marriage is perfect.
- My mother’s weakness is her grandchildren (in the sense of she would do anything for them, but she describes them as her strength).
- I constantly inquire (I am sure she would say I constantly over inquire) about her health.
- And, I know how other people see her. They see her has funny, open, and loving.
I knew all of these things about my mother. However, I did not know what she loves most about me. Please do not misunderstand, I know she loves things about me but I realized I did not know what she loves most. So, I called her and asked.
When she answered the phone I said, “Mom I am reading a magazine about 5 things you should know about your mom, but I do not know the first thing.” She asked what the question was and I asked, “What do you love most about me?” Without hesitation she answered, “Your creative writing skills.”
It doesn’t get any deeper than that for me. For all the many things she could have said (notice the word many…lol) what she loved most had to do with my writing.
Here I was taking a break from the very thing that my own mother loves most about me. It totally encouraged me to get back on here and write. Then in the mail today I received a copy of a magazine with a published piece I wrote and even received payment for. It is a small piece, but it is a published piece. It was such a confirmation.
I hope this post motivated and encouraged you to keep doing what you love doing, because it just might be what someone else loves most about you!