Jennifer Lyon

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Happy Friday! And now, let’s raise our glasses to moms everywhere…

mothersdaysupermomDid you ever think your mom was a Superhero? I sure didn’t while growing up.   I do remember thinking my big brother must be a superhero because he could break boards with his hands and/or feet and was a black belt in karate. Years later, I learned their was  technique to it, LOL!

But I’m off the track.

After I grew up and had my own kids, I started to understand that any woman who survives raising her kids is a superhero!  But my mom–she rocked because she believed in me each and every day of all the long years I struggled to publish. Then I got the call and she was truly over the moon. She told EVERYONE she could find. Unfortunately, she passed away before the book came out, but still, that first time I held my book in my hands–I knew she was there.

So what about you all? Is your mom a superhero to you?

Have a great weekend! Happy Mother’s Day!

14 comments to “TGIF!”

  1. Margaret A. Golla
    May 8th, 2009 at 9:17 am · Link

    My mom is still kicking at 87 years old. Still lives in the home I grew up in. Still drives her car, but knows her limits (no night driving, no expressways, and only goes on familiar roads). Still gets her hair and nails done once a week. Still works out three days a week. She’s pretty amazing, not by these standards, but by the fact that she raised nine kids–I’m the youngest of the bunch.

    Now, I can’t say she was there to coddle me along the way. There was no stinkin’ coddling in this family! We had to fight our way to where we are in life. Mom never got a chance to finish college, so you can guess where her focus lay. All nine of us have BS’s, one with a double. Five of us have Master’s degrees, one with a double. And there are three PhD’s in the family. Not too shabby of a legacy for her to leave behind.

    My mom: one tough and focused lady!

  2. Erika
    May 8th, 2009 at 9:47 am · Link

    My mom rocks. We always had a rocky relationship until I had children, but now we’re very close.

    I wish all of the moms out there in blogland a very Happy Mother’s Day!

  3. Kira Daniels
    May 8th, 2009 at 9:53 am · Link

    I think of my step-mom as my mom and she has done more for me in my life than I can ever repay. And the greatest thing– she didn’t have to.

  4. Jen Lyon
    May 8th, 2009 at 10:31 am · Link

    Margaret, your mom is amazing! How do you think she managed to pass down her drive for education? That’s just incredible and inspiring!

    Nine children and she didn’t get her own reality show? Oh wait–it sounds like your mom was more concerned about instilling values and drive in all of you, not getting famous/infamous. Kudos to her!

  5. Jen Lyon
    May 8th, 2009 at 10:33 am · Link

    Erika, that’s so cool! Children really do make us appreciate our mothers. I bet she’s a fabulous grandma to your kids too!

  6. Jen Lyon
    May 8th, 2009 at 10:34 am · Link

    Kira, that’s a lovely tribute to your step-mom! She didn’t have to, but she loved you and wanted to be there for you. I just love that!

  7. Silver James
    May 8th, 2009 at 12:09 pm · Link

    Awwww. Jen, your mom sounds like she was an amazing, loving woman. Same goes for everyone else’s!

    It’s amazing how much smarter our parents got once we had kids of our own!

    Have a great Mother’s Day weekend, everyone! Appletinis are on me!

  8. Jane
    May 8th, 2009 at 1:12 pm · Link

    My mom is the best. It’s amazing how she always knew where something is when you’re looking for it. Happy Mother’s Day.

  9. Margaret A. Golla
    May 8th, 2009 at 1:14 pm · Link

    It was one of those unspoken ‘commands’. We never talked about going to college. We WERE going to college. Now that isn’t to say we didn’t have a few hiccups along the way. Bro #3 had his own rock band and dropped out of high school and got a girl preggers. I had graduated from college before this bro got his degree, but he did it.

    We’ve already started brainwashing the kiddo. You WILL go to college.
    You WILL graduate college and start a career BEFORE you get married.
    You WILL get married before you have kids.
    Hey, it worked when she was little, why not when she gets older? I had the kiddo trained to put up her own toys and clean up her own messes by the time she was three! Of course, that isn’t to say I didn’t have to listen to some whining, crying, backtalking, etc along the way. :-)
    Happy Mother’s Day!!

  10. Kira Daniels
    May 8th, 2009 at 2:09 pm · Link

    Happy Momma’s day to everyone!! Have a blessed one!!

  11. Jen Lyon
    May 8th, 2009 at 2:34 pm · Link

    Silver, thanks, and boy isn’t that the truth! My mom suddenly knew so much more after my boys were born.

    And lets drink up those Appletinis Silver has offered! “To Moms Everywhere!”

  12. Jen Lyon
    May 8th, 2009 at 2:35 pm · Link

    Jane, your mom sounds very sharp!

  13. Jen Lyon
    May 8th, 2009 at 2:36 pm · Link

    Margaret, there’s proof that high expectations work! We did the same with our boys. One has his degree and the other two are in college.

  14. Jen Lyon
    May 8th, 2009 at 2:37 pm · Link

    Kira, I’m sure all the mom’s appreciate it your good wishes!

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