Thursday, October 29, 2009

Yes, Mother

I have driven back and forth from California to New Mexico many, many times.

I have done this with just my husband and myself. I have done this with my husband and small children. I have done this by myself, but with a friend along for support.

I have driven to Arizona from California, found my friend's house, and slept there overnight. I then drove home.

I have driven with my husband from southern California to northern California. We even made this drive with a toddler once.

I have driven for six days from California to Florida in a small pickup truck with one of my children beside me and my husband following in a moving van with our other two children and the dog.

I have flown by myself, navigated airports and shuttle buses, and arrived safely at each destination.

I have homeschooled my children for the past 12 years. This means that I alone chose their books, courses of study, and (if any) outside teachers.

I have taught English classes from my home, and I have taught AWANA JV for nine years.

I have been married to Himself for 23 years. I have three children, one of whom is 20 and going to school in Tennessee, and another who is looking at colleges for the fall of 2010.

I have gray hair. Lots and lots of gray hair.


When I told my mother that I would fly into Albuquerque, borrow a car from my uncle, then drive to her home, here was her response:

"I don't know, honey. Are you sure? You can't miss that turn at Reserve. Maybe I could meet you in Socorro."

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you - Reserve, NM.

Population 387 in the year 2000. County seat for Cotham County.

It has one turn.

Mom, I've got it, though I do love you for still thinking of me as a baby. ;-)


agable said...

Awe, this was cute :) I want to go on one of those road trips with you someday! I LOVE it out west! Beautiful country.

mitchellfam said...

Once a parent, always a parent, right? :-) I definitely see myself in your mom! Our kids will always be our "children" no matter how old they get, I think.

Raquel said...

well, I suppose that makes you perfectly capable of driving with your husband and two of your children 10 hours up to our place. =)

Mrs said...

It certainly does, Raquel! And we'll be seeing you in early MARCH, not April!

Mom said...

HA, HA!!
Loved the blog, hey, I treated Boyd like he was eleven years old and Mark had lots of instructions from me about driving to Silver City.
I think I'm stuck in a time warp.

Love you and have a good day!


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