A mom’s brag book

A mom’s brag book of her #A+mazing millennial children

March 03, 2018

None of my kids read any of my blogs
so it is pretty near 100% guaranteed that it is true.  However, my one daughter told me that at least one of her friends reads this blog Out of the 6 or 7 blogs that I curate and/or I write about varying topics that interest me or developed or furthering knowledge on something that grabs me.

Having grown up conversations with a daughter is a new and wonderful experience.  How far we’ve both grown from a nervous wreck of a mother, tasked with an ailing son who needed additional care and attention while she was a bright shining star, oozing with talent from every pore.  

A mother’s gift is sometimes recognizing the gift in her children.  Why else would Elvis Presley’s mom have been the subject of his first recording?  A miracle talent nurtured and encouraged by a mother’s love.  There are far too few examples shared in the world these days.  

SIDEBAR:  (I haven’t done one of these for quite some time, ahem) … what I’d like to find somewhere to read about or watch a written for TV series on Ivana Trump’s influence on her daughter’s beauty, grace, composed and elegant carriage.  There is a girl who was taught graciousness, humility and manners without a hint or trace of malice or arrogance, nor attesting to a special station in life.  

Then there is Prince William, agonizingly losing his mother (whom I often am outstandingly astonished at his gift of connecting with people of all ages, races, genders placing aside whatever other conceivable dividers there are and bridging gaps.  Leading by example.

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I came to blog here and discovered this had not been posted (above) so I went hunting for some photos or art that would convey the feeling, vibe and message of what I have written.

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Since I am not 100% myself, feeling anxious about the future with Rob, praying that there is a future no matter what the circumstances:  for better or worse vows of 11 years ago.  

Thoughts are floating and I’m not trying to stifle them.  Acceptance that downsizing to a bungalow would be practical.  Even comparing facilities/condos in Calgary and Edmonton for 55 + which I had really only come to realize.

Denial of sorts.  
It seems like any step in any direction that is not 100% tied to Rob’s current condition, is stopped.  One day, one minute, one report at a time.

I may float other photos out that I may just be able to get away with under the radar from the kids.  Pick your moments, not your battles.  Allows a calmness that you may not think you possess.

Rebel nerds
Easter 2015
Nephew Shawn and son Kyle 
Adulting dinner out 
First selfie with youngest daughter 
Changing hairdos reflect changing attitudes.
Only Uncle & Only Nephew 
Understands values, is loyal and treats other kindly
BEST female Gamer ever! (HINT:  this is her gamer meme character)

Pretty as her picture, kindness at her core

A kind daughter, generous sister and supportive friend

A thinker

A doer
She is who she is (note comfy shoes and glasses on)

Romantic, happily married Newlyweds 

Living life face on

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