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Title: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 01, 2012, 02:55:08 PM
Please keep it nice... and positive.
Share stories, words of wisdoms, love, nurturing that you have seen mothers do or say...
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: Peachy Fish on May 01, 2012, 03:01:37 PM
My mom was never the affectionate type...this yr, I hugged my mom for the 1st time ever in my life. It felt wonderful to do so. I didn't realized how much I missed something I never had. Love you nam.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 01, 2012, 03:03:35 PM
That is wonderful, Peachy Fish. 
 
I call it human touch... and it's magical.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: Peachy Fish on May 01, 2012, 03:05:31 PM
It really is LL. One hug or one simple smile can brighten up a love one's life so quickly.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: OldVeggies on May 01, 2012, 03:09:39 PM
my mom talks really loud and yells a lot... even in the presence of aunts and uncles and cousins... if she tells me to do something and i do it in a matter that does not please her, she will say really loudly "KOJ UA TSIS YOG LAWM NA. UA CAS ES TSIS PAUB SIV HLWB LI OS."... even in the presence of aunts and uncles and cousins.... but i still love her... and she's doing it right because i'm not in jail or picking up cans to recycle for liquor money.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 02, 2012, 03:29:09 PM
Let's keep this thread alive until after mother's day....
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: SummerBerry on May 02, 2012, 03:46:08 PM
My mom was never the affectionate type...this yr, I hugged my mom for the 1st time ever in my life. It felt wonderful to do so. I didn't realized how much I missed something I never had. Love you nam.

Don't forget to call her on Mother's Day.  My mom is one person to always make those special phone calls in the morning of those day of my b-day, my kids b-day, or any holiday. 

I missed my little ones and was planning to pick them up this weekend but decide next weekend will be better so that my mom can come stay with us for 2 weeks and then the kids will be out of school and they can spend their summer with my family.  My mom can never be away from home for more than a week at all because she said she need to be there to cooked foods and prepared lunch for my dad to work.  I'm crossing my fingers that my dad will decide to retired this summer so they can go back and forth between my place and theirs.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 02, 2012, 04:00:43 PM
When people talk about the people that they admired most, their idols, their role models, the people they look up to and most of all the people who had shaped their lives... the first person that always come to my mind is my mom.  She is the single most influential person in my life... she is the person who made me who I am today.  She trusted me and gave me strength and courage to make decisions and support me in carrying out those decisions. 
 
Even though she volunteered to take people to hospitals, clinics, welfare, gardens... never once did she complain that she can't take me here or there.  She always made sure that I made it to all my engagements... and she always made sure that I had everything I needed to be successful.  She taught me to never stop striving and to never settle for less.  Most of all, to always do my best - to do my part and not to worry about whether other people will do theirs or not.  She taught me to give 100% everytime and in everything.
 
From a very early age, she taught me how to be a Hmong girl, in heart, mind, and soul.  Then she followed through with it by allowing us to get involved in all sorts of cultural shows and events... any chance to go and talk about Hmong, show who and what Hmong is... she was there and made sure that we were active participants.  She succeeded in not only teaching me how to take advantage of all the American culture have to offer by always supporting and encouraging education... but also in teaching me the value of what it means to be Hmong.
 
I will never be able to thank her enough and there is no words adequate to express how much I love her.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 03, 2012, 08:52:13 AM
Planning to go up and take her shopping for a few things... she likes origins and clinique lotion so will be picking up a few of those for her.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: WindComeWindBlow on May 03, 2012, 09:06:12 AM
You guys made me teary eyed.  Didn't even get past HPA's story.   :'(
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 03, 2012, 09:11:41 AM
You guys made me teary eyed.  Didn't even get past HPA's story.   :'(

Wind, it's for all future moms too... so share how you hope to impact your children some day.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: WindComeWindBlow on May 03, 2012, 09:13:57 AM
She will receive 2-3 dozen roses, a phone call to say hi, and a big hug when I see her again.  Moms are the greatest.   :)

I think I will do that for my stepmom too.  She has been pretty awesome. 
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: WindComeWindBlow on May 03, 2012, 09:14:59 AM

Wind, it's for all future moms too... so share how you hope to impact your children some day.

Oh I don't know yet but I hope to be someone with your qualities.   ;)
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 03, 2012, 09:16:02 AM
Oh I don't know yet but I hope to be someone with your qualities.   ;)

Wind, that means a lot to me.  I hope we stay in touch through out our lives as I know you will be a great mom.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: WindComeWindBlow on May 03, 2012, 09:18:23 AM

Wind, that means a lot to me.  I hope we stay in touch through out our lives as I know you will be a great mom.

I hope so too.   :) :D
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 03, 2012, 09:24:26 AM
I hope so too.   :) :D

You had a strong foundation... you will be just fine.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 03, 2012, 09:30:33 AM
An ode to a future mother... Wind... aka Cua...
 
To a mom who will speak softly and gently to her kids, but whose heart and mind is rooted very strongly in what is right and what is wrong ... with a strong will and the courage to do the right thing... so her kids will know exactly who mom is and what is expected of them... most of all, they will know that they are loved... for their mom is a woman of integrity and actions.  She lives what she believes in... and her beliefs are rooted in two very strong foundation, that of her parents (and her grandparents)... and God.
 
Blessed will be the child who calls her "Mom."
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: WindComeWindBlow on May 03, 2012, 09:45:01 AM
An ode to a future mother... Wind... aka Cua...
 
To a mom who will speak softly and gently to her kids, but whose heart and mind is rooted very strongly in what is right and what is wrong ... with a strong will and the courage to do the right thing... so her kids will know exactly who mom is and what is expected of them... most of all, they will know that they are loved... for their mom is a woman of integrity and actions.  She lives what she believes in... and her beliefs are rooted in two very strong foundation, that of her parents (and her grandparents)... and God.
 
Blessed will be the child who calls her "Mom."

This means so much.  Thank you.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: go-go on May 03, 2012, 11:34:27 AM
This is one of my favorite poem.  I don't know who the author is, but it conveys everything about being a mom in such a short, simple way.
 
Mothers are the keepers of the dream
They tend the flame that sends its rays afar;
Seeing still the things that should be through the things that are.
 
This is how my mom is, and this is how I hope to be for my daughters too.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: Peachy Fish on May 03, 2012, 11:45:30 AM
Thanks for sharing your memories of your mothers and children. It makes me homesick. Mothers really are wonderful...fa thers, too. lol

Don't forget to call her on Mother's Day.  My mom is one person to always make those special phone calls in the morning of those day of my b-day, my kids b-day, or any holiday. 

I missed my little ones and was planning to pick them up this weekend but decide next weekend will be better so that my mom can come stay with us for 2 weeks and then the kids will be out of school and they can spend their summer with my family.  My mom can never be away from home for more than a week at all because she said she need to be there to cooked foods and prepared lunch for my dad to work.  I'm crossing my fingers that my dad will decide to retired this summer so they can go back and forth between my place and theirs.

Thanks Summer. I'll remember.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: WindComeWindBlow on May 03, 2012, 11:59:09 AM
My mother always said to me to wait on marriage and to put my education first.  I was a sensitive child so whenever she was sad, I was too.  Didn't know why.  The few things I could remember from my childhood was that my mom had a lot of sad days bc of her marriage.  That scared me about marriage too.  I'm glad that I waited and I thank my mother for instilling the first few rules of being successful. 
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 09, 2012, 09:17:06 AM
As a mom, I hope to instill in my kids a sense of love.  I hope to demonstrate that there is nothing they can do it this world that would make me stop loving them.  As they grow up and live that lives... I hope that wherever I am... will always be "home" to them. 
 
I hope that the words I say and the enthusiasm I have for my kids will communicate to them that I am their greatest fan, no matter what they choose to do and where to go.  I hope they know that mom is 1000% behind them.
 
I hope to impart to them the greatest force in my life... a personal relationship in God where I trust and know that he will always come through for me, no matter what is going on and no matter how unworthy I am... he holds me up not because I have earned it or deserved it, but simply because he loves me.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: Kaxiong on May 09, 2012, 10:05:43 AM
I never knew my mom.  So Ive always longed for that loving connection one has with their mother.  So now as a mother myself, my daughter is the most important person in my life.  I work hard so that I can give her the life she deserves, so I can give her the world she desires.  But even while working, I always go visit her during lunch, just so I can feed her and remind her Im not far away.  I try to be the mother Id always wish I had.  Someone who will pick her up when shes fallen.  Someone who will comfort love and direct her towards right from wrong.  I hope that she realizes she can come to me with any issue or trouble and that I will always love her no matter what.  I want her to know she is love and to feel it.  I cant imagine a life without my daughter.  She makes me want to be my best mom for her. 
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 09, 2012, 01:11:45 PM
I never knew my mom.  So I’ve always longed for that loving connection one has with their mother.  So now as a mother myself, my daughter is the most important person in my life.  I work hard so that I can give her the life she deserves, so I can give her the world she desires.  But even while working, I always go visit her during lunch, just so I can feed her and remind her I’m not far away.  I try to be the mother I’d always wish I had.  Someone who will pick her up when she’s fallen.  Someone who will comfort love and direct her towards right from wrong.  I hope that she realizes she can come to me with any issue or trouble and that I will always love her no matter what.  I want her to know she is love and to feel it.  I can’t imagine a life without my daughter.  She makes me want to be my best mom for her. 

Ka,
My kids told me that what helps them to come to me in times of trouble is knowing that I will not panic...
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 10, 2012, 09:47:27 AM
Heard my mother in law was pretty awesome, sadly, she passed away before I married my husband.  She pretty much single-handedly raised all of them by herself... and she babysat for hubby and his first wife while they were working and attending school. 
 
After she died, they didn't have anyone praying for them anymore... so all their marriages fell apart... quite sad.  The differences a mother makes.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: WindComeWindBlow on May 10, 2012, 09:50:07 AM
Heard my mother in law was pretty awesome, sadly, she passed away before I married my husband.  She pretty much single-handedly raised all of them by herself... and she babysat for hubby and his first wife while they were working and attending school. 
 
After she died, they didn't have anyone praying for them anymore... so all their marriages fell apart... quite sad.  The differences a mother makes.

I want to be the kind of MIL that people still talk about when I passed like your MIL.   :D ;)
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 10, 2012, 09:50:44 AM
To my almost mother in law... too bad I would have to be married to her son for her to be my mom...
 
This is one of the kindest, most loveliest lady you will ever met.  She is full of smiles, quite, gentle in her teaching... when I think of her, she glows in my mind... I miss her so much.  Every once in a long while... I still cal her b/c I miss her so much.  My kids miss her too... grandma and and her shrimp PHO... and her asparagus... and oh yeah... the peach tree in her back yard.
 
If only we could marry mother-in-laws without having to marry the sons first... :'(
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 10, 2012, 09:52:51 AM
I want to be the kind of MIL that people still talk about when I passed like your MIL.   :D ;)

Yeah, me too... but I am so bossy... I am afraid that I would make an awful mother in law... the kind that legends are made of... lolz!
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: WindComeWindBlow on May 10, 2012, 10:03:30 AM

Yeah, me too... but I am so bossy... I am afraid that I would make an awful mother in law... the kind that legends are made of... lolz!

I'm sure you have your own way with people.  I will always talk about you if you leave PH.  :D
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 10, 2012, 10:04:44 AM
I'm sure you have your own way with people.  I will always talk about you if you leave PH.  :D

So, I have to leave PH before I become a legend? hmm.... how about if I just abandon this nick and create a new one?  will that work?  lolz!
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: WindComeWindBlow on May 10, 2012, 10:09:31 AM

So, I have to leave PH before I become a legend? hmm.... how about if I just abandon this nick and create a new one?  will that work?  lolz!

 :D ;D  I hope you don't ever leave me. 
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 10, 2012, 10:10:54 AM
:D ;D  I hope you don't ever leave me. 

I won't.  And if we ever lose touch... I should be fairly easy to find... just ask folks for my hubby's contact... lolz...
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: WindComeWindBlow on May 10, 2012, 10:12:23 AM

I won't.  And if we ever lose touch... I should be fairly easy to find... just ask folks for my hubby's contact... lolz...

Good thing I have contact plan A, B, &C with you.  PH, FB, then cell phone.   :D ;D
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: LadyLionness on May 10, 2012, 10:29:32 AM
Good thing I have contact plan A, B, &C with you.  PH, FB, then cell phone.   :D ;D

Yeah, you are definitely one person I don't want to lose touch with.
Title: Re: An ODE to all mothers, past, present, and future...
Post by: WindComeWindBlow on May 10, 2012, 10:38:05 AM

Yeah, you are definitely one person I don't want to lose touch with.

The feeling is mutual.