A Letter to My Mom

08 May


Mother’s Day is the perfect time to tell you how your words and actions have influenced my life. In your honor, I’ve constructed the Three R’s of Motherhood.

What I Received:

imagePonytails and frilly socks
Petroleum jelly on my face. To this day, I don’t moisturize
Kittens. Lots of kittens
The anti-math gene
Blue suede shoes. (Yes, literally)
Respect for nature
An ear for good music

What I Remember:

Picnics in the park
Riding with the windows down and the wind in my hair
That insulated, freezable blue plastic cup which held either sweet tea or chocolate milk
Planting and harvesting vegetables
Against the Crooked Sky and Lord of The Rings
Being a clown on Halloween. Because young ladies don’t do ‘creepy’
Trips to Fatman’s Forest for boiled peanuts
Kitty City
Gandalf and Smeagle, our dog and cat
Sunday dinners at Granny’s and Papa’s
Summer trips to Clark’s Hill
You, nurturing my love of acting, singing, and writing

What I Recycled:

imageYour love of books, history, and genealogy
Your style of discipline
Your recipes
Your optimism, and eventually, your realism
Your conspiracy theories
Your sayings: “Close that pneumonia hole!” (Also known as the door)
Your love for your children
Your desire to leave good memories for those you love

Mom, what I’m trying to say is, thank you for your sacrifice and devotion. I’m so glad you’re my mom.

I love you.

~ Jericha Kingston


Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Jericha Kingston, Parenting


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5 responses to “A Letter to My Mom

  1. Pegg Thomas

    May 8, 2015 at 8:27 am

    You’re killin’ me with these letters, Jericha. So many emotions.


  2. jerichakingston

    May 8, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Sorry, Pegg. Only one left–a letter to my dad on Father’s Day weekend 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Marge Wiebe

    May 8, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    What a beautiful post, Jericha! Loved it.


  4. Robin Patchen

    May 8, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Beautiful. Just beautiful.


  5. Kara (@KaraHunt2015)

    May 13, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Beautiful, Jericha! just beautiful!!



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