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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Morphing Into My Mom


I guess there is no denying it anymore, I think I am morphing into my mom....it's taken me long enough...or maybe it's taken me this long to admit it.

I never thought we looked alike...after all I am so much taller...but as time goes by I am realizing I am just a taller version of her.

We are different in so many ways....and in many ways the same. I can't tell you how often I will make a comment to someone...and it's like I hear my mother talking....it's happening everyday...it's funny and scary at the same time! Even some of our mannerisms are the same.

I am okay with all of this...really! In the past a comment from someone saying I was just like my mom would ruffle my feathers....but how can I deny it when I continue to hear her in me everyday.

My mom is almost eighty one, been married to my dad almost fifty eight years. She is fiercely independent, still works, drives and belongs to a singing group that "tours" the local nursing homes where she lives. She's my mom and I love her....and I am becoming more and more like her everyday.

11 comments:

Debbie said...

I can relate. I'm told ALL the time that I remind folks of my mother. Perfect strangers to me will walk up and ask how my mom is.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Precious...I sound just like my mom, so people will hear my voice and start toward me then look up and go, oh you aren't Jane!

Funny how that happens...I wonder if my only daughter will think the same thing one day also.

Precious post

Petra said...

Sweet post. I can relate. Enjoy your mom while you still have her and enjoy the similarities. Blessings!

Debbie said...

Good morning.....boy can I relate to this. I SOUND like my mom quite literally. We have been mistaken for each other on the phone a few times...haha. But I too have morphed into her in a few ways. Funny how that happens. I wonder too if my daughter will turn into me, now that's a little harder to imagine. This was a sweet post! Have a good day!

Nancy said...

I think it's great when we can finally accept the comment that we are like our Moms...I am glad you still have her and can spend time with her making special memories that you will cherish throughout your life....

More and more I see my mother's humor coming out in me...Sometimes I will say something and I can see her in my head saying the same thing....Funny how that goes, isn't it?

Trisha said...

This is beautiful, Maryann!

Farm Girl said...

My Mom died at 30 so I will never get that chance. I am so glad you do, I always hoped I would morph into my Mom as I loved her so much and I considered her such an talented and gifted lady. Maybe God did too as He called her home so soon.
I think that is a amazing tribute to her.

Camille said...

Such a precious post. I am sure your Mom is a lovely lady Maryann. What a blessing to be *just like her*. :)

Blessings to you!
Camille

Vee said...

Sounds as if your mother is a wonderful person to become! I wish that I were more like my mother in some ways. She certainly was well loved and did so much for so many. It used to rankle when someone would tell me that I was a lot like my mother. Now it makes me smile. I think that you are smiling, too.

Creations By Cindy said...

Such a cute post. I have the most people tell me I remind them of my grandmother! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Anita Johnson said...

I can say the same thing about myself too, and though I used to cringe at the comparison, I know see what a privilege it is to follow in her footsteps. I love that your mom singing group goes on "tour".