Sunday, November 23, 2008
So my sister spilled the news. what was it you ask? My mother, who has put her own life on hold. Who in order to raise 3 children worked 2 full time jobs and 1 part time job, and did odds and end positions. Who gave us every holiday, every birthday celebration, every family get together....
has found someone to share the rest of her life with. S S asked my mother to marry him. Let me tell you their story as I see it.....(I may have the stories mixed up a little and give my self a little extra credit, but that is my job in our family)
My mother and S S met years ago when she was playing soccer for a woman's league. S S got Divorced, My mother was already Divorced and they went on a date. For some reason the timing was not right. My mother had us 3 mouths to worry about and S S was newly Divorced and was dealing with his own childrens mouths.
Flash forward and I, who moved to California for 7 years, moved back home and invited S S to a Birthday party of mine (with hopes to push the two love birds together). In my "persuasive way" I continued to "push" the two to take pictures together, and to talk to one another....my mother always glaring at me with a twisted smile of "cut it out"..... "he's toooo nice she says to me". "I am usually with the "Jock type", like your dad....."oh, really! (says I) and how did that work out for you?"
another twisted smile, glare and the look in her eyes were like: "i'm gonna flick your mouth" Sis, you know what i am saying! you know the look. She said she would think about it... and I told her to give it like 3 dates... she told me to shut up...and said she didn't need me telling her what to do...(mom, apparently you did, and your welcome.=)
So i didn't hear from my mom for like 2-3 weeks because she was "too busy" with her new man! she even stood me up for lunch one day!(yeah, that's right i didn't forget!)
So that is how they owe their entire happiness to me.
They have been inseparable ever since. He buys her flowers all the time, Takes care of her, opens her car door for her, opens all doors for her (if he can beat her to it)...(my mom's pretty independent), he kisses her on the forehead, says "yes, dear" tells her she is beautiful, doesn't fight with her, agrees with her all the time, and works really hard. He is as high regarded as any other man in my family, ... he is family. I am so happy for them, because not only is he getting a great woman and great family... but my mother is getting a great man and his family is just as great. I just realized in that sentence that i will officially have 3 step siblings! wow! it really isn't about me!.....
Congratulations Mommy, I love you.
One(edit note: two) question(s): are you changing your last name or is he? and "your not pregnant are you?"
at 9:58 PM Posted by Kalei