Wednesday, December 29, 2010
My first ever gift from a boy...
Probably the most endearing conversation happened today...I heard from the first little boy that ever did anything nice for me...just because he wanted to...when we were in the 1st grade, knowing that jump rope was the rage on the playground, he gave me my very own jump rope as a Christmas gift. I will never forget how happy and yet embarrassed I was...I didn't really know what to say or do. It was so sweet and kind...I will simply never forget it.
The one constant question I've received from every single one of these school friends has been, "How's your mom?" My mom was a very active 'Homeroom Mother"...she somehow made it to every single school holiday party (even though she never learned to drive and we lived over 5 miles away from the school)...showing up with cupcakes and smiles. She was the 4-H Leader and was a big part of my schoolmates lives from 1st to 6th grade. They all remember her and loved her...and they all are so sad to hear of her decline. So am I...I miss that Jo Ann...as a kid, I was always so proud of her...and I still am.
Love you, mom. I'll always remember you the way you were when I was in 1st grade...the best Homeroom Mother ever.
All the best,