Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dear MamaO

Dear MamaO -

I know that you don't have it so easy right now.  You married into this family - and for better or worse you are putting up with it.  You are not one to walk away from a situation unless nothing else can be done.  And in that sense you are so much like me.

You often wonder, if I were there right now, what would I do.

First, I'd steal the bread you just buttered off your plate.

Then I'd put all these people in their place.  I may bail them out, but I do not suggest you do it.  I would bail them out to keep a roof over my head, remember I lived there too.

You are strong, stubborn, and the woman for the job.  That's why I hired you when I could.  Do not bail on the now.  Keep making them face their issues and stand on their own feet.  If they don't stand on their own feet now, they never will. 

And love your husband for me.

Love, Pop-Pop

PS. That little man of yours should've been named J.A.

Inspired by Mama Kat's prompt : Write a letter to yourself from someone who has passed on. (ie: parent, grandparent, famous person, friend, pet, etc) from Writer's Workshop.  If you ever need inspiration, or just want to read a bunch of cool stuff on the same topic - go check her out.  Do it now!

Mama's Losin' It


  1. Ooooh. This is a good one.
    Stealing the bread. Heh.

  2. You picked the toughest assignment. Well done.

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

  3. I chose the letter too! Pop-Pop sounds like a hard ass! I think I like him!

  4. Pop-pop sounds like a hoot - and he knows the recipe to raise good men ;)

  5. Sounds like a very strong man and a good example! God bless.

  6. Here from mamakats...

    I found another Mama of three men! Mine are a bit older...16, 14 and 11... I LOVE BEING THE ONLY GIRL in the house...

    I don't have to share my shoes, makeup or BATHROOM!! YIPPPEEEE!

    Love the letter from Dad... and he's right..

  7. Wow that's a tough assignment! Great letter.

  8. I still haven't finished my assignment yet. Loved your take on it thought.

  9. Reading these "letters" through writer's workshop is so nice. I wasn't able to do this prompt, just too hard, but I've enjoyed reading others.
    Thanks for stopping by today.

  10. I did this same prompt. Great letter... so you listen to Pop-pop. God's blessings,


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