Saturday, September 10, 2011

Learn by your examples....

This post is a themed writing project challenge taken from Jenny Matlock over at off on my tangent.
Jenny says we can use UP to 100 words to tell a story (and this week we can also add a picture).

It can be fact or fiction. Jenny posts a few words, a prompt that we work from.

As always the prompt is in bold italics.
Mother may I……
Take a page from your book on how best to mother a grown up married daughter?
Like you, I hope to never critique her life…
Or the tidiness (or not) of her bathroom floor.

I plan to continue being her biggest fan and most staunch supporter.

I’ll often say what a wonderful man she picked and how proud I am of her.
I’ll stay out of her bedroom, her wallet, and her squabbles.

When she has children I’ll love them like they were my own.
I hope and pray Marmie, that I do as good as you.

Marmie and Me on my wedding day
( 29 years ago next month)


  1. Lovely and so touching ! You are one lucky daughter to have such a wonderful Marmie ! Great advice for Mothers with grown daughters too !!!

  2. What a sweet, sweet post! You and Marmie are both lucky!!

  3. A good list of suggestions there!

  4. May we all use such wonderful advice. May we pass this on to our daughters as well. Beautiful post.

  5. Oh I'm sure yes! I happen to know a couple of young ladies that this rings so true with! Great Centus, thanks!

  6. What a sweet, special mom and mother-daughter relationship. You both look stunning in that photo.

  7. I'm sure you will. Sounds like you had a good example.

  8. What a great tribute to your mom. You were lucky to have such a great person to follow.

  9. i hope the habit of taking a page from your mothers book is passed down through the generations ... what wonderful rules for parenting and adult child ... what a lot of love there must be!!!

  10. Awww. As the mom of a married daughter, this one got me!


  11. Aw what a loving post in honor of your mother!~Ames

  12. Loved the picture and the poem. This is the sort of mother I aspire to be - if only my own mother had!

  13. Great job! Too bad this advice isn't given to all moms on the occasion of their child's wedding!

  14. Love this! Mother's are wonderful!!

  15. What a thing of beauty you have shared here.

    Your picture and these lovely, lovely words.

    This took my breath away.

    Absolutely lovely.


    And thank you for sharing.


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