Friday, May 7, 2010

Mommy's Idea

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In honor of Mother's Day, I want to post something that I have seen on facebook.

If lilacs grow in Heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my Mother's arms and tell her they're from me. Tell her I love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy; I do it every day. She was a wonderful Mother and is an angel now, but there's an ache within my heart...♥ I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU DEARLY MOM.

I lost my mother 5 days after I turned 22. There is so much that I missed with her and there is so much that she missed. Three of her four grandchildren were born after her death. She wasn't there to see me get married, to see me succeed in the field that we share, or to give me advice in child rearing.I don't think you ever get over losing a parent.

At karate this week, we worked on 'Multiple with take downs'. What is multiple with take downs, you ask. One person attacks and the defender reacts and does multiple techniques. For example, one person will throw a punch and the defender will block it and then punch back, do a kick to the knee, do a joint lock, an elbow strike, etc. When we do it with a take down, we take the attacker down to the ground. It is a great deal of fun! Normally my husband and I don't work together in karate. This is for 2 reasons. First of all, he is a much more advanced student and, secondly, our karate Sensei tries not to pair us up because she doesn't enjoy working with her husband and she doesn't want to cause stress in our relationship. Tuesday night, however, my husband and I got paired up to do multiple with take downs. The first time he punched me, I did my techniques, got his bent over and grabbed his collar and belt and threw him a couple of feet onto the mat. He rolled over to look at me and the look on this face was priceless. He didn't realize that I knew that technique! He was quite impressed. How cool is that?

We have been going to class early on Thursday evenings to learn bo techniques. A bo is a 6 foot wooden rod that we use to attack and defend with. Last night, we did 45 minutes of bo work and then 90 minutes of karate class. Can you say one-exhausted-old-lady?
Actually, it was one-exhausted-and-sore-old-lady-with-a-big-smile-on-her-face-because-it-is-so-much-fun!

Thinking of Hallie this weekend for her first Mother's Day without CJ.

One AP Calculus Exam done and one AP Physics Exam to go. Progress made on the Eagle project this week. It was a good week.

That is all I have for today, folks. Have an amazing weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all of your mothers and mothers-to-be.


  1. Kickin' butts and takin' names (at karate, at least)...Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Happy Friday and Happy Mother's Day!!

  3. Good for you, on the karate stuff. That sounds fun.

    I'm sorry your mom isn't here for you (at least physically). I can't imagine. I also cannot imagine what Hallie is suffering. I so wish I could help. I'm going to post your lilac fragment as one of my favorites.

    Good luck with the Eagle project!!!! :)

  4. The lady with the moves! I'm sure your husband was shocked. That is too funny.

    The lilac fragment is lovely.

    Oh, and yes, we are still planning to move to NH. Probably a year from now, if everything works out how we plan. HA! :)

  5. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother.
    Hallie is on my mind as well. I just hurt for her.
    Happy mother's Day!

  6. he was thinking either a) "what'd I do to tick you off??" or b) "note to self...DO NOT make her mad this week!!"


    you go girl.

  7. That is a nice thing you found on FB. Sorry your mom was taken so early in your life, God must have needed an angel...and he chose her.

    That is awesome you and your hubby are taking karate. My son took it for about 8 yrs, almost got his Jr Black belt, and he used a bo, too! It is hard work, but very rewarding, so kudos to you and your hubby! :)