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Thank you, Mom

I want to wish all of the mothers a Happy Mother’s Day.  I am so thankful to have my Mother give me great love, support, and advice.  She certainly is the original Wise Diva. I have learned a lot about love and relationships from watching her and listening to her.

What is the best advice you ever received from your Mother? Did you listen to her?

I was talking to a friend who told me that her new boyfriend thinks she would be a great mom. She was really flattered that he saw her in that way.  How important is it to men that women show/have a desire to be a mother?

Happy Friday!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

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ASB

May 6th, 2011
5:51 am

My mom is a wonderful, loving and wise mother. I took her advice except when I met my children’s father. She was right! I will definitely listen in the future!

Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms!

SlimNumeroUno - Tequila wasted *sigh*

May 6th, 2011
8:39 am

Mood Gorning FIGT *hiccup*

AmazonRed™

May 6th, 2011
8:48 am

Morning all -

Great topic WiseDiva. My mom rocks. She’s always let me be my own person, she’s never tried to clip my wings, she celebrates my independence, she’s my biggest cheerleader (seriously) and she even says she looks up to me!

I appreciate all the years she spent at home raising us. She had a promising career, but saw a promising future in her family.

Her best advice was to enjoy life, no matter the season. She let me be a kid when I was a kid, trusted me as a teenager (must have been terrifying for her :lol: ) and encourages me as a single woman, because once I’m locked down…I’ll appreciate my “me” time.

My mommy rocks!

TenderRoni

May 6th, 2011
9:02 am

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
You are a beuatyful Mom
Now can I have two dollars for school

This was my pre-Mom’s day note from my daughter today. Gotta love them.

Hope all the Moms have a great Mother’s Day!

AmazonRed™

May 6th, 2011
9:18 am

That is too cute Roni. :lol:

Happy Mother’s Day to all our blog Mommies! Keep on holding it down!

Simple Man.....

May 6th, 2011
9:18 am

Mrs W.Ann Green
Sunrise – 9/18/47
Senset – 7/26/06
I love and miss my Mother Dearly…… :(

Tancred

May 6th, 2011
9:23 am

I really don’t like my mom at all. Sure, I appreciate the fact that she fed me, got me off to school, etc. But I am still angry at her for constantly trying to get me to buy into her version of religion. She is a bigot and an ignoramous to boot. Thank goodness I got out of the house at a relatively early time. Just talking to her makes me depressed. I’m not mean to her face, but any affection I give her is just for show. Mother’s Day is just another marketing ploy anyway.

SlimNumeroUno - Tequila wasted *sigh*

May 6th, 2011
9:27 am

Sorry for your loss Simple Man

AmazonRed™

May 6th, 2011
9:32 am

((Hugs)) at SimpleMan. I always send a prayer out to those whose Moms are no longer with us.

Chink

May 6th, 2011
9:36 am

Thank You Mom Thank You Grandma! The both raised me…

My mother showed me alot and I learned from it…my grandmother supported and loved me to no end!

To me instead of thinking if someone would be a great mother …men need to start thinking of how to be a great father. Not trying to stir the pot but too me that puts alot on the other person to be “great” and it doesnt work that way ..think about you and how you would be great. It sounds alittle childish …being a great mother doesnt happen before you have a child. You never know what parenthood can do to someone until they actually go through it!

czBrat

May 6th, 2011
9:39 am

let’s see. my mama was cut from a slightly *cough* different cloth. she advised me to marry the man who loves me not the man i love; didn’t listen to that. she advised me to always have an “ace in the hole”; didn’t listen to that. and she never understood the tomboy side of me. she thought girls should only show the world their soft, pretty side. didn’t listen to that either.

and even though it’s not her mother’s day, i’ll be calling her to say that she has been the one person in my life who sacrificed all she had and all she could to make sure my life was a good one. she kept me happy, healthy, educated and spiritually fed. so even though i didn’t take all of her advice, she is still the reason for the woman i am today.

luv and miss you mommy. see ya in two weeks! :)

Ared, luv your first post. Simple, truly sorry for your loss.
buenos dias, slim! i see you partook. :lol: you remind me of my daughter’s fb post yesterday. she said she wasn’t sure if she was given the day off just because of her last name, but she was taking it! (we ain’t mexican)

HiYas!

Rell

May 6th, 2011
9:40 am

S/O to all the mothers…enjoy YOUR weekend.

I love my mother for being all she could be for me and my brother..and teaching from an early age to stand on my own

AmazonRed™

May 6th, 2011
9:42 am

You never know what parenthood can do to someone until they actually go through it!

Chink – Amen. I’m not a mother…but I have seen some instances where guys went for the woman who’d make a good mother…(and they did), but they also valued motherhood over everything. Making other relationships (like with their husbands/ baby’s fathers) insignificant. I think managing loving relationships are an important part of parenting too.

AmazonRed™

May 6th, 2011
9:44 am

Thank you czBrat. Happy Mother’s Day to you! And glad you enjoyed that day off! :lol:

Purple Rain

May 6th, 2011
9:50 am

“La calma è la virtù dei forti.” and “Can che abbaia non morde.” The calm is the virtue of the strong and the barking dog doesn’t bite. I love my mama those two things she taught all of us growing up. When she gave me her blessing to ask for my wife she said somethings that are rather personal but they will always stick with me.

Purple Rain

May 6th, 2011
9:51 am

CanalZone show me your soft and pretty side. :O

TenderRoni

May 6th, 2011
9:52 am

I can’t even put into words the love I have for my Mom. I don’t know where I would be, if it wasn’t for her sacrfice and selflessness she has shown me.

The best advice she given me: You can do anything you set your mind to. Put your faith in God. God is an on-time God. And to love your family

DreamsMaterialize

May 6th, 2011
9:54 am

What is the best advice you ever received from your Mother? Did you listen to her?
From as early as I can remember my mom would say, “Life isn’t fair. As soon as you realize that then you can move forward and do great things.” Not only did I listen, I’ve incorporated it in my life. I never make excuses, and it’s served me well. I owe that completely to my mom.

czBrat

May 6th, 2011
9:56 am

and here i am thinking it would be swiss who’d make mud of my mommy memories. :wink:

kimmie

May 6th, 2011
9:56 am

Morning All!

I had an absolutely fabulous mother! If I am even a fraction of the same kind of mother, it will be a blessing. It’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of something she taught me. A lot of the things she tried to tell me that I didn’t believe are coming to pass – I am seeing them!

Other than the obvious qualities she had, like wisdom, smarts,morals, dedication – my mom was elegant, had exquisite taste, and a LOOKER! She was gorgeous! I know I am biased, but the sentiment is echoed by all when they see pictures and remember her. I kept her good taste in mind when picking out my wedding dress. Went to Phipps like we did when she took me to get prom dresses. She knew I wanted a pink dress for my wedding – and yes I walked right up on it in Saks! First and only dress I tried on and it is perfect. She always encouraged me to be me – not ordinary, but excellent.

I miss her dearly. Love ya Mom! :)

Amia

May 6th, 2011
10:01 am

Anyone that knows me, knows that my mother and I are extremely close. I think what I love about her most is that she will listen to me and if I am wrong, she has no reservations about not siding with me. She has always allowed me to live my life as I see fit, while going with me every step of the way. I am extremely fortunate to have her in my life. I can’t say enough about her. Don’t get me wrong, we argue like crazy sisters sometimes but quickly get over it. She lives in another state far, far away, but she and other family will be here for Memorial Day Weekend.

I mailed her a goody box for Mother’s Day. It has a whole bunch of her favorite things in it like clothes, make-up, candy, accessories, etc… So excited for her to open it up.

Shout out to those who don’t have their mother but still keep her memory alive.

Prayers go out to those of you who eren’t not blessed with a loving mother. I pray that your disdain for her vanishes.

kimmie

May 6th, 2011
10:01 am

Dreams – That’s one my mom used to say to us – “No excuses” That and “Be a leader, not a follower”. I use those with the kids now. They’ve taken to saying it for me now!LOL!!

abc

May 6th, 2011
10:02 am

Mom told me to never talk about my personal life at work, and don’t try and make friends with coworkers. Their personal biases will play against you more often than not. I tend to follow her advice — sometimes when I haven’t, I’ve seen the wisdom of her advice. I see it happen all the time.

Purple Rain

May 6th, 2011
10:03 am

Canal Zone, I understand the love we have for our mothers but I am not foing to have sappy lovey dovey stuff ruin my blog freaky friday :) I am just making sure we will change the tone this afternoon. LOL

Mo (aka Moeisha)

May 6th, 2011
10:03 am

Happy Friday All!

Rell – whats good mayne!

Best advice from mom – gosh there is so much to put here…..let me think of what I would consider the best and i’ll post.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in Blogsville!

M. (pronouced M dot)

May 6th, 2011
10:05 am

Good day everybody.

My mom raised 8 kids (2 sets of twins, including me and my twin sister) and has given me countless pieces of advice, sayings, cliches, and nuggets.

The ones that I still hear her saying is what goes around comes around and dont give to receive. I know its cliche but she really instilled a lot in me with those and taught me early how to treat and respect people.

My brother also gave me the best advice ever….Never trust a woman as far as you can throw her….LOL He still says this to this day to me!

Rell

May 6th, 2011
10:09 am

hello Mo

best advice from my mother “Dont turn out like your dayum daddy”

M. (pronouced M dot)

May 6th, 2011
10:11 am

@czBrat

What was your mom’s definition of an ace in the hole?

TenderRoni

May 6th, 2011
10:12 am

@M- my mom always said that to me too, when I was youngin. especially the what goes around comes around. And another clich one was, Treat people the way you want to be treated. Definitely words to live by

M. (pronouced M dot)

May 6th, 2011
10:17 am

@TenerRoni

LOL My mom used to always say Fat meat is greasy lol

SexyCool

May 6th, 2011
10:24 am

From my grandmother, I learned the value of smart work and that hard work won’t hurt you. She used to say all the time, “Aint no use worrying. Worryin’ll kill ya.” I also learned from her example of not giving a damn what other folks thought about her. (Used to embarass me as a kid, but now…I understand.) I have learned to embrace my individuality and celebrate what sets me apart.

From my mother, I learned my laid back attitude. My cool comes from my mom. It is sometimes mistaken for lack of passion or indifference, but really, it’s about staying even and balanced. She used to say to me, “Look out for yourself. Know how to have your own back. Know when to let your guard down…and even then, don’t let it down.”

From my stepmom, I found the example of how to be in a relationship, how to take care of a husband and how to laugh at damn near everything, live life all out and to cut out folks who consistently bring bllsht along with them.

Raqi V

May 6th, 2011
10:29 am

Thank you Mom for being the straight talking, advice giving, compassionate woman that you were. Thank you for the tough love as well as a shoulder to cry on. Thank you for being the true essence of a beautiful, poised woman and teaching me to do the same. Thank you for showing me the acts and spirit of a dedicated and loving wife and mother. Thank you for teaching me integrity and never to compromise it. Thank you now for coming to my dreams showing me those I should not trust and where I need to be careful and steer clear of harm. Thank you for teaching me to love the Lord. Thank you.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers reading.

Trevor0529

May 6th, 2011
10:30 am

Happy Mothers Day to my mother, my sister in-law and to all mothers in the world today. You are all loved and appreciated.

:)

Mo (aka Moeisha)

May 6th, 2011
10:33 am

SCool – “My cool comes from my mom.” Me too! My mom is the master of a poker face and Ive been told Im the same way. However when you get ‘RC’ (my mom) started or get under her skin, she is RUTHLESS with it….as I have been told I am. We both make it point to try and not ‘go there’ but if it happens, look out!

One thing my mom would say to my siblings and I growing up that I think is hilarious now: Dont go to school acking a dayum fool and embarass me because YOU will be waaaay more embarrassed when its all said and done. They are your friends up there, not mine!

czBrat

May 6th, 2011
10:36 am

i’m cracking up @ rell 10:09 cuz i say that to my son.

m., mama believed every woman should have a backup man.

Dont go to school acking a dayum fool and embarass me because YOU will be waaaay more embarrassed when its all said and done. They are your friends up there, not mine! :lol: :lol: :lol:

TenderRoni

May 6th, 2011
10:38 am

That reminds me, she used say: What goes on in this house, stays in this house.
And, Walk outta here like you have some sense (that was the warning so we wouldn’t act up in public)

SexyCool

May 6th, 2011
10:42 am

“Dont go to school acking a dayum fool and embarass me because YOU will be waaaay more embarrassed when its all said and done.”

Yep…you could end up the only kid in the 10th grade sent to school in a uniform and some Payless church shoes. (lol)

SlimNumeroUno - Tequila wasted *sigh*

May 6th, 2011
10:43 am

I understand the love we have for our mothers but I am not foing to have sappy lovey dovey stuff ruin my blog freaky friday I am just making sure we will change the tone this afternoon

Purp – you are so crazy….

Purple Rain

May 6th, 2011
10:45 am

Raqi V

May 6th, 2011
10:45 am

My mom gave me tons of advice and taught me hundreds of lessons but I think the one that really stands out for me is “Learn from your mistakes”. She would say if and when you make a mistake learn from that because if you don’t you are bound to repeat. Until you learn.

SlimNumeroUno - Tequila wasted *sigh*

May 6th, 2011
10:45 am

Not knocking Payless but them church shoes don’t ever have any good traction on the bottom of them. You can’t ever really tell who has on a pair until you see that one lone kid sliding all over a carpeted floor. :lol:

The Reanimated Corpse of Swiss (now with titanium-infused bionic w@ng)

May 6th, 2011
10:47 am

I could go on for quite a while on this topic, but it would all be kind of a downer, so suffice to say: Thanks for everything, mom! Happy mothers day & RIP….

I’ll check back in later after the Seis de Mayo beer has kicked in…. ;-)

Purple Rain

May 6th, 2011
10:48 am

Slim, :) I love my mother dearly and appreciate all that she has done for me and my family. But papa taught me pretty much everything growing up, his boys. Mama was more with my sisters doing stuff and teaching them how to be ladies. We were always out doing something with papa before school, after school and weekends all day. Mama taught me what to look for in a woman and how to be kind to others and I appreciate that fully!

Raqi V

May 6th, 2011
10:48 am

Dont go to school acking a dayum fool and embarass me because YOU will be waaaay more embarrassed when its all said and done.

That is just like my mom. She had no problem coming to the class and embarrassing us. She pinched me one time on my neck drawing tears like a river. I was the only child in the 3rd grade that ever had a hickie. However mine was produced by mother’s strong fingers. LOL

SlimNumeroUno - Tequila wasted *sigh*

May 6th, 2011
10:50 am

Anyone going to be in the Eastside/Conyers area Sunday evening and want to hear some live Blues/R & B? (my stepdad will be performing at Marshall’s Sports Bar & Grill at 7pm) I think the cover is only $10.

Celisea

May 6th, 2011
10:53 am

Happy Mother’s Day to my mommie….my mom is the all time greatest mother in the world. First and foremost for grounding me in the Word of God. I haven’t always liked it, spent many years running from it but have come to love it. For the sound advice before I was able to realize just how invaluable. For not saying “I told you so.” For understanding because she’d “been there and done that.” For loving my kid seemingly more then loved me…grandma’s love and giving her at the rip old age of 80 something the same EXACT advice she gave me :) For being THAT woman and the glue that bind. For raising 8 children. For taking special special care of her dying daughter and having the power of prayer when my sister didn’t have the strength to go just one more day during her “last” days. By example, showing me it’s not a short exchange to forego and seemingly “give up” many many worldly desires for Christ’s sake…now (and as he’s always been) God is her ever present help in her aged years and now her time of need. For making my daddy love her beyond what seems natural…who asked for her and thanked her for everything before he crossed over to the other side. And for all she did, I truly truly get it now…

Raqi V

May 6th, 2011
11:02 am

One thing that I have learned in my 43 years that I will add to what my mother taught so I can teach my daughter is “learn from other people’s mistakes also”.

Don’t be so bullheaded that you cannot heed the advice from others. If someone tells you not to walk down that street because there is a fire and they got burned by it, don’t walk down that street.

I love my friend Doc and I wish her a Happy Mother’s Day. She has shared some really useful information about her life and mistakes that has helped and is helping me now.

Raqi V

May 6th, 2011
11:06 am

LOL Purple. Since it is Friday and yall likes to get freaky, I was joking with my besties one time about wondering which one of my parents donated me my Fiyah. LOL

Probably my mom because she could a fiesty something when she wanted to be. Or maybe my dad, you know those Latinos do it like rabbits. LOL

AmazonRed™

May 6th, 2011
11:08 am

Whoopi is on The View tearing up. She doesn’t have her mom this year. :cry:

Purple Rain

May 6th, 2011
11:10 am

Raqi, I think my mother was the freaky one also. Tons of siblings and we heard somethings growing up and we saw some things when we used to pirate our parents dresser drawers. She was always all over my father showing him love growing up, papa was cool about it…but our walls were thin. And as far as my ears can tell both of their tools still work. LOL