Today is Mother’s Day in the U.K. Italians and North Americans celebrate this day on the second Sunday of May. But I got to thinking that I don’t really talk about my mom on my blog and so today seemed like as good a day as any to do that.
My mom is in a lot of ways like Mama. She is cool and eccentric and a very interesting person. She has lived a full life and continues to do so in her retirement. She is no hunched back granny and in some ways I think it would be really cool if one day her and Mama met. They would probably get along fabulously!
I don’t get to see her much because she lives on a small island in the Caribbean. Recently, one of my student’s said that they were curious to see what my mom looked like so I dug up an old photo of her when she was roughly my age. In fact, I think in this picture, with my niece, my mom is in her early 50’s…I’m not quite there yet but at 47 I’m pretty close.
My mom is also a writer and blogger. Are you surprised? I didn’t think you would be, she has been silently grooming me to blog probably my whole life. My mom has always been a great story teller and I always loved it when she would regale funny stories about our past, when we were kids.
When I was ten years old I remember telling her that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. She never discouraged that dream but somewhere along the way I got lost and it has taken me many years to get back to the roots of that dream.
She doesn’t have an Italian mother-in-law but she has many adventures just the same living on the island. I’m sure she would love it, if you dropped by and said hello 🙂 Her blog is: www.sunsetsisters.wordpress.com