Day 759 The greatest woman

24 02 2015

It happened the 2 inches of ice came and shut Dallas/Fort worth down. Everything came to a halt but I’m not good at sitting still so I went out and drove in it. It’s pretty cool to see a big city be quiet and still. I turned the heater up and the window down and appreciated the stillness. When I got back last night I sat outside for about 45 minutes and this came to me. There may not be a better sound than the silence of the outside when the ice/snow has shielded the ground and city of its sounds. In the silence we can hear so much more. It was worth ice coming!!

I love my mom! I don’t talk about her enough on my blog. There is no doubt in my mind that she is one of the greatest women ever put on earth. Shes 72 years old and you wouldn’t know. She has Parkinson’s and unless you watch her write you wouldn’t know really. There are starting to be some changes but mostly her left hand has to hold right hand when she’s writing. She’s stubborn but the stubbornness is what causes her to be so great. She doesn’t take no for an answer, she wont let you help her unless she’s really tired or letting you think she needs help lol. Shes tough and loving. She has always given tough love but the most compassionate love to. She has slapped my head when I buried it  in my bottom and given me the hug only a mother could. She has wiped my tears as a 39-year-old man and rubbed my head like when I was a baby and couldn’t sleep. I have watched her give her last dime to someone and it was usually my sister and I. If not somebody else. She has and always put herself above everybody and everything. She did it with a smile. She has been taken advantage of many times but it doesn’t stop her.

When everybody in my life was gone there she was and didn’t tell me I told you so. She may not understand me sometimes ( but who does) she tells me all the time she’s proud of me. If I’m being an idiot she tells me too and always corrects my bad grammar or my cussing. Being honest if she had to she could still kick my butt but please don’t tell her. When I don’t have the answers she may not either but I know she’s trying and just tells me she loves me. For my kids I could have never asked for a better Grandma. She spoils them and I mean bad, corrects them when necessary and listens to them like they are the most important kids in the world and  to her they are. She always insist to pay for everything and if you know her when her mind is made up just sit down. If you don’t she’ll make you sit down.

I used to think she’s the meanest lady in the world but because of God and my mom Im here today and thriving. She never gave up on anybody including me. I’m strong, a lover, a giver and a great man because she wouldn’t allow it any other way.

I’ve thought a lot about her lately and she is getting older and her Parkinson’s is getting worse. Besides me telling her I wanted the world to know how I was blessed with the greatest woman on this earth. I have no idea what I would do without you Billie Louise Wood. I love you mom.




One response

28 02 2015

This is a very moving piece.

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