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Old 07-22-2012, 12:07 AM   #4611
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I am nobody's Mother, but everyone's mother. I got to be a Mom again today, asking the nice young man who bought Shrek's motorcycle if he had a helmet. He rolled his eyes and said, "Ma'am, you sound just like my Mom." I said, "Thank you." and he did have a helmet.
Yes, I know what you mean - I just gained two more "daughters" this week at the kid's camp. They both have two parents but they also both have a lot of challenges. They worked in the kitchen with me and we bonded. Now I am teaching one to cook and the other just wants to "hang out".

Oh, and on this past Mother's day I was doing my usual brooding about not being one or having one. I got 3 carnations from three different kids, several hugs and a few cards at church and realized my Ma lives in California!
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:59 AM   #4612
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I was called to be a Mom again. Mentoring a 15 year old with some issues. She's a sweet girl and scared out of her mind. I spend several hours a week with her.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:15 AM   #4613
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I am nobody's Mother, but everyone's mother. I got to be a Mom again today, asking the nice young man who bought Shrek's motorcycle if he had a helmet. He rolled his eyes and said, "Ma'am, you sound just like my Mom." I said, "Thank you." and he did have a helmet.
When I was living in Tacoma, WA, I managed some apartments that I rented to young military families. They were just kids. So many times they would tell me you are just like my mother. I always considered that to be the highest compliment I could get.

Most of the kids couldn't afford to have a phone. So I allowed them to give my number to their families back home. Their families would call and I would get them to take the call. One mother told me, "I don't worry so much knowing that the kids have you to look after them." For a lot of the kids, it was the farthest they had ever been away from their families.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:06 AM   #4614
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The lovely gourmet pizza we had for lunch at the pizzeria
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My nieces! They're such funny kids.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:52 PM   #4617
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Yes, I know what you mean - I just gained two more "daughters" this week at the kid's camp. They both have two parents but they also both have a lot of challenges. They worked in the kitchen with me and we bonded. Now I am teaching one to cook and the other just wants to "hang out".

Oh, and on this past Mother's day I was doing my usual brooding about not being one or having one. I got 3 carnations from three different kids, several hugs and a few cards at church and realized my Ma lives in California!
I sure hope you meant me sweet girl. You deserve all the hugs, carnations, cards you get. they will never be enough to fill your pockets
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:54 PM   #4618
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Oh, and on this past Mother's day I was doing my usual brooding about not being one or having one. I got 3 carnations from three different kids, several hugs and a few cards at church and realized my Ma lives in California!
Funny...My Ma lives in California, too...
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Funny...My Ma lives in California, too...
Yep I sure do honey I gotta get you two to come visit me.
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We will have to get that arranged...meet in Portland and drive down from there.
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