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Happy Mother’s Day to My Mom!

Today is Mother’s Day and I am not available to celebrate with my mom. Instead I will be assessing if children are safe in their mother’s care.

me and mom

My mother raised 3 kids alone during a time when it was still taboo to be a single mother. She worked crappy jobs and put up with a lot of shit because she had more than just herself to think of, and child support could not be depended on.

My mom went back to school and got her bachelors degree in mid-life, and studied for a masters.

She helped care for her own mother who suffered from dementia, even though the dementia caused my grandmother to be vicious at times and my mom was most often the victim of her cruelty.

And today in retirement she does not sit still. She is preparing to launch her own blog. She cares for two older kitties, gardens and works on her home.

As kids we think our mothers are goddesses, then we become teens and we believe they are foolish. I believe we never fully grasp the sacrifice of motherhood until we are adults ourselves and faced with parenthood. I chose to not be a parent. I don’t think I could have done what my mother did.

Now that I know first-hand some of the unbelievable things mothers do to their children, I am even more amazed at my mom.

So while I am not there in person mom, I am there in spirit. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

And enjoy the toilet bowl light.


About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


23 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day to My Mom!

  1. Happy Mothers Day to your mom and to all mom’s …
    I love it that your mom will start her own blog!!!

    Posted by easyweimaraner | May 8, 2016, 6:08 AM
  2. Happy Mother’s Day to your mom and all moms!

    Posted by Oz the Terrier | May 8, 2016, 6:49 AM
  3. We wish you a Happy Mothers Day

    Posted by tylersat99 | May 8, 2016, 7:01 AM
  4. Happy Mother’s Day to Jen’s mom, to Jen(you’re mother of Rumpy and gangs) and to all moms!
    Thank you very much for telling us about your wonderful mom! Very impressed! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | May 8, 2016, 7:13 AM
  5. Super Hoppy Mothers Day, Jen. You are inspiration furr usAll xoxo

    Posted by Ogden | May 8, 2016, 7:32 AM
  6. Lovely thoughts. Happy Mother’s Day to both of you. xoxo

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | May 8, 2016, 7:33 AM
  7. Happy mums Day to you and you mum,xx Speedy

    Posted by speedyrabbit | May 8, 2016, 11:40 AM
  8. Happy Mothers Day! Whee can’t wait to hear about your Mum’s blog 🙂


    Posted by hutchagoodlife | May 8, 2016, 4:57 PM
  9. Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mother, Jen.

    Posted by Alejandro De La Garza | May 8, 2016, 5:43 PM
  10. Your mom sounds awesome, Jen. Happy Mother’s Day to her, and moms everywhere!

    Posted by meowmeowmans | May 8, 2016, 9:48 PM
  11. your mom is remarkable. i’m not sure i could done the same.
    hope you had a good day and knowing that you protecting children from some mothers.

    Posted by bj pup | May 8, 2016, 10:53 PM
  12. Happy Mother’s Day to you and your remarkable mom.

    Posted by Tails Around the Ranch | May 9, 2016, 10:28 AM
  13. She certainly deserves a day of her own!

    Posted by heretherebespiders | May 10, 2016, 3:57 PM
  14. Your mom would want you to spend “her” day doing what needs to be done. Besides, you are there for her all the time – not just one day shoving flowers that will droop shortly. She’ll take it your way! ( and she must be proud of you….let us know about her blog)

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | May 11, 2016, 8:41 AM

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