How well do you know your mom?
Get to know the woman who healed your boo-boos with a kiss, sang you to sleep and scared away the monsters under the bed, the woman who brought you into this world and threatened to take you out if you didn't stop running with scissors, teasing your brother and staying out past curfew.
Do you know…
Which earrings are her favorite?
What her high school nickname was?
Her favorite movie?
Her biggest challenge in life?
Her biggest heartache?
How she met the man she married?
Can you name . . .
Her favorite song?
Her first pet's name?
The street she grew up on?
The perfume that is her trademark scent?
Her first crush?
The old flame that left a burning ember in her heart?
Her closest, dearest friend ever?
Her biggest pet peeve?
Which country she wants to visit most?
Her favorite recipe?
Her favorite restaurant?
Do you know . . .
The boldest thing she has ever undertaken?
Her middle name?
The worst trouble she ever got into as a child?
Who taught her to drive?
The best advice she ever got?
Her greatest regret?
Does she prefer . . .
Coffee or tea?
Cats curled up at her feet or dogs snoring by her bedside?
Diamonds or pearls?
Brooches or bracelets?
Dining out or home-cooked meals?
Do you know . . .
How old she was when she got her first kiss?
What she wants on her tombstone?
The most important line she wants in her obituary?
Her biggest fear?
The prayer she uses most often?
Her first job?
Her favorite TV show?
Her most prized possession?
Her favorite story?
Which dreams remain unfulfilled?
What she wants to be remembered for?
If you think you know your mother, compare your answers with hers. If they're close, chances are you're close, too.
If not, give your mom the greatest gift of all. Take time to get to know her.