|Posted by Sonja Demuth on February 12, 2012 at 1:05 PM|
In honor of my brother's birthday (which was on Feb 11), I wanted to share some memories about how my mom was a wonderful mother.
Like any mother, she provided unconditional love to my brother and I as well as encouragement and support. She was at all of my brother's soccer games, my baton competitions, and any other activity we participated in. She would help us with our homework or would teach us new things. Our family is very active readers because of her!
The one thing I am very grateful that my brother and I got from my mother was her positive attitude (I believe this is a Reed trait! There are quite a few Reeds like this!). It has come in handy when you are in a bad situation. It is helpful to always see the silver lining.
Here is a humorous story about my mom and brother. They came to visit me in Colorado July 2010. Their first day here I had to work, but they were going to see some of the sites without me. They decided on their first day at 6,000+ ft altitude that they were going to drive up Pikes Peak (which is 14,000ft). Now, they didn't know it at the time, but this is not a recommended as your first activity when acclimating to altitude. My mom drove up and when they reached the top, she didn't feel well and excused herself to the restroom. My brother just thought it was her motion sickness. A few seconds later, he realized that he didn't feel good. They both had altitude sickness. Eventually, they felt better and got to see some amazing views from atop a 14,000ft mountain!