Moms who Play — really, really Play — like my Mom did!
Sometimes when we contemplate the age old question of why we are what we are… maybe we should just look at old 8 mm movies.
My Mom is the one in the blue swimsuit with the white trim. Isn’t she just lovely beyond belief? She still is, at nearly 92 years old. She’s still walking every single day, now with her walker. She has competed in two 5Ks in the last 2 years. If she could run, she’d be running, but she’s OK with walking the distance. It’s like play to her.
My Mom’s cousin Claire, now deceased, is the woman in the black & white suit. My Nana, also deceased, is the one who, well… looks like a Nana!
These are my locked-in memories from my childhood.
My Mom playing.
Playing with her cousin and her own Mom in the gigantic waves of the Pacific Ocean way back in 1958.
Sometimes it’s just really, really wonderful to see it again.
What I wish this day is that every child has these fun, playful, frolicking memories of their Moms… just like I do. These are the moments, moments all strung together on golden thread, moments that shaped who I am today.
GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY WITH YOUR KIDS TODAY!
Really, really play.
Because some day, your kids will be a Grandma like me, smiling back on their own childhoods… and thinking happy thoughts about YOU!
Thanks, Mom! I love you!
Thank you for believing in Life!