Mama, what should I write about?

I started this blog with so many ideas in mind to write about: life, happiness, relationships, friendships…the list could go on. I accomplished mostly all of the topics I wanted to cover so now I am starting to wonder what else to write about. Guess you could say I’m going through a writer’s blo(g)ck. Heh–See what I did there?

Well, the good thing is that my mother suggested a new topic.

My mother and I are very close. We spend a lot of time together. It’s just me and mom. Living in a two bedroom apartment and somehow making ends meet through tough economic times.

She knows I started this blog and to be honest, I’ve read to her every single one of my blog posts. Sometimes, I read to her your responses just to prove to her that there are other people out there, just like me going through some of the same stuff I am.

Today I asked her what I should write about:
“Mama, what should I write about?”

she instantly replied “Write about me painting”

I grasped.
“Ok”, I said willingly… while also trying to ideate how I’m going to structure this written dedication about her on my blog.

She didn’t think I’d actually write about her. Let alone sneak a candid photograph of her painting. She just answered my question without hesitating, without much thought.

I want to acknowledge the growth and the development of my mother’s current outlook on life.

A few years ago, her whole world crashed. She divorced my father, and to this day, she doesn’t see her other two children nearly as much as she wishes to. She really only has me.

While dealing with these complications, she let go of herself. She wasn’t taking care of herself nor was she looking at the bright side of things. She was depressed and stuck in a world of loneliness and hopelessness.

Over the last year, things started to look up. She started to find amusement by taking on new hobbies such as painting, coloring, knitting, and walking. This is very humbling to me because in the past, she had never conceived the idea that she could neatly paint a portrait. She always dismissed  activities that required skill or effort. But now she is more open to new things.

I am so proud of my mother, for pushing through the hard times and living life in a new and positive way.

I am with her every step of the way, and I am eager to know what else my mother is capable of.

I remember my dad told me once: our parents know so much about us, but we know so little about them.

Love ya, mama ♥

mom

29 thoughts on “Mama, what should I write about?

  1. This is a lovely tribute to you mother. I challenge you to dig deeper with the topics you already wrote about and do parts two and three!! I’ve had to do that and it’s been good for my blog and writing.

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    1. Thank you, Nina. I accept your challenge! I was thinking about doing a couple “part two’s” but you know. Perfection takes time! Hahaha. Just kidding. But thank you so much 🙂 I’m at work right now so it’s hard to show your blog some love, but I am going to check your writing out more tonight 🙂

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  2. Isn’t having a great relationship with your mom the best!? I adore my mom… too bad we live 200 miles away. 😦 But I cherish every phone call and visit I have with her. 🙂

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  3. Time is a healer. Well done to mum and you both. You are both doing well. In all hardship there is benefit -take this as a mantra and you will begin to see even more beauty in your life.

    Ps i got writer blogger block , i only started over a year ago and as soon as a year hit i felt the same that i have written about everything and mum said to me you must have… i have a close relationship with my mum..

    Pps.. i saw what you did. Blo(g)ck… 😆

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    1. Thank you so much for reading! She is lucky to have me as everyone close to her is so far away. We only see beauty if we allow it! 💕
      Haha writers blog 😆 I had to take the opportunity to play with that expression. Our moms are so inspiring aren’t they?! Gotta love them! ❤️
      Good luck with your posts 🙂 can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

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  4. It is encouraging that your mom pulled out of not taking good care of herself and went on to do new and interesting things she enjoys. It can be very hard to make yourself do anything, and her story is inspirational.

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    1. Thank you for reading. My mom struggles every day. I never thought she would ever give painting a try. It makes my heart smile when I see her try things that weren’t to her interest just one short year ago.
      We all change every day.
      Thanks again! I am glad it is a story that is inspiring.

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  5. Probably there is nothing in human nature more resonant with charges than the flow of energy between two biologically alike bodies, one of which has lain in amniotic bliss inside the other, one of which has labored to give birth to the other. The materials are here for the deepest mutuality and the most painful estrangement. ^^

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    1. Very intense, Neal. I enjoyed reading every word. Your comment was perfectly written, and illustrates exactly how two biologically alike bodies will forever connect. Here on earth or not.
      Thank you so much for reading! 🙂

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