about Mama’s job – a thank you
My Mama had four kids in six years, two girls and two boys, and my daddy worked nights through most of our growing up years.
Today I think about her with the windows open, a box fan pulling in Alabama air, a bandanna holding back her black hair, a widow’s peak like Wonder Woman. She’d let us eat something sweet with spoon almost every day. Sometimes it was cookie dough, sometimes a little peanut butter rolled in sugar.
We kept quiet when Daddy was asleep, and Mama entertained us – made us regal crowns and reading glasses with tin foil. And when he was awake, when he was mowing or planting or building, she would turn on the forbidden MTV, and we would relish in our age, all young enough and unabashed to dance like willows, like we were happy, like we were loved and home and free.
Thank You, Mama. It was your job to teach us love and home, to show us freedom, and I remember how beautiful you were while you did it.
Now it’s your turn! Go to thankyoumom.com and submit a 100 word story for a chance to win a travel voucher and a portable digital video camera so you can go see your mom and thank her in person! Head over to ThankYouMom.com today to enter and vote for your favorite stories, and make sure to keep a lookout for new stories, so you can vote for the best. 15 winners will be chosen each month through November 30th. Put your heart in black and white, and enter here. Let me know if you do, so I can cheer for you.
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