Happy Mother's Day!

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 62 Comments

Caroline "Corky" Hartman


For years I have tried to raise my crazy mother.

The woman believes in fantasy and deals made by hands shakes.

She makes choices based on gut decisions and feeling  instead of logic and fact.

She believes that things always work out for the best, that if you do right by people, they will do right by you.

She is moody...say mean things to her and she cries. Say something nice and she's elated.

She says what's on her mind. No matter what is on her mind. 

She is generous to a fault. Believes in luck, fate, and the power of prayer.

She is 76 going on 16.


My mom also has a daughter who nags at her about reality and planning. 

About being smart over being nice. 

Who tries to get her to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

A daughter who has tried to teach her an emotional poker face...to hold her thoughts and play them as wisely as a hand of cards. 

Her daughter tries to teach her lessons in realism...to get all things in writing. To make plans. And then back those plans up.

But alas, my dears...she never, ever listens!

And maybe that's a good thing.

If it weren't for my mom, I wouldn't be writing this post. 

I'd probably be an accountant, because being a writer makes little sense.

My mother taught me to dream. To imagine the impossible is attainable. 

To never give up, even when it feels like I should. 

Love you Mom. Happy Mother's Day.


*My mom on marketing...

Mom. "What's a RITA?"
 "It's like the Pulitzer prize for romance, why?" I ask.
"I think you should win that. It would probably boost your sales."
"Mom, I'm never going to win a RITA."
"Hmm. I think you could."
"I can't. Forget it...but thanks."
"So, why don't you call FOX and Friends? They are always talking about people's books."
"I can't call FOX."
"Oh, you want me to?"

That's my mom. Got to love her.
  






62 comments:

  1. Awww! I love your mom already, and I know she has to be amazing, because YOU are amazing! And you could totally win one of those awards! What a great mom! :) Happy Mother's Day to YOU & HER! :)

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    1. You're a sweetheart Leigh! You and my mom would make a great cheering squad!

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  2. Your mum sounds wonderful.

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  3. Sounds like quite a lot of fun indeed, might have to watch her on the trusting people to do the right thing though lol

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    1. Pat, I've tried and tried until I hyperventilate. It's no use.

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  4. She sounds like an AMAZING woman and a wonderful person to have in your life :-)

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    1. I am blessed to have a mom like her, that's for sure.

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  5. She sounds AWESOME!!! YOU are SOOOOO LUCK!

    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU AND YOUR MOM!!!!!!

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    1. Yes I am Michael!

      Thanks. And hugs. I know your mom is watching over you Mother's Day and every day.

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  6. She should call. What a good mom. My mom would have said I'd never amount to anything.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. That's sad, but I've known mom's like that. Way to prove her wrong! I think your funny and talented as any I have read!

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  7. Happy Mother's day to you both.

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  8. Love your mum's attitude! Happy Mother's day to you both!

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  9. Hahaha. Your mom sounds like mine. :D
    Happy Mother's Day, Elizabeth.

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  10. Your mom sounds fantastic.

    I hope your Mother's Day weekend was a sweet one.

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  11. Love it! Moms are the greatest, aren't they? I expected one of those sappy Mom posts when I saw the title, but this was so fun.

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  12. Haha! Love it! Happy Mother's Day to you! Your mother sounds amazing...love that she wants to call FOX for you! Too cute! :)

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    1. Yeah, she has big ideas! Definitely a dreamer!

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  13. hehe, your mum is fun :)

    Happy belated Mother's Day to her, and to you! :)

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  14. LOL I love that conversation.

    Happy Mother's Day! :)

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  15. Hi Elizabeth - your mum is a very lovely woman. I think it's too late to try to change anything about her now, and deep down I don't think you would. She obviously cares about you. Let her ring FOX and have some fun, why not?

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    1. Next up on the news...crazed lady from WV is arrested after stalking the cast of Fox and Friends.

      No, Fanny, we better not encourage her. LOL

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  16. *LOL* Fantastic conversation. Love this tribute to your mom. I'm the realist to my overly nice and sweet mom too.

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    1. My mother blames my father's genes for my lack of dream vision. Did you get logic from your dad too?

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  17. You have a great MOM! She has taught you well.

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  18. Your mom cracks me up. I bet she would call Fox and Friends. That is awesome!!!

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    1. I bet she would too, if I didn't threaten to muzzle her. LOL

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  19. Wonderful! She sounds like a lady who'd inspire creativity. Probably a good thing you couldn't change her. :D

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    1. Probably not. Though I do hate to see her get hurt...

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  20. That's awesome, and I love this, if only because my mom is the same way. Apparently she thinks I'm only one call away from appearing on our local news station's 6:00 broadcast. "Coming up next, Indie author you've probably never heard of releases new book!"

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    1. That's my mom! We should get them together, they could take one of those "free" cruises my mom is always winning.

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  21. Your mom sounds amazing and supportive. What a wonderful woman to know!

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  22. Love how supportive she is! Beautiful post.

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  23. that was beautiful! a positive rant - how oxymoronic of you, hee hee.
    but seriously, i love your mom's attitude! why can't you wint a RITA? why not call FOX and friends? they're just people! and the worst they would say is no! Mom's are the best!
    happy mother's day to you, too, hope it was tippity tops!

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    1. You're such a believer (like some other dynamic lady who gave birth to me)...no wonder I like you so well!!

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  24. Your mom sounds awesome! :)

    ashley-ashstash.blogspot.com

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  25. Haha, I love your Mom. You have the same lovely, somewhat devious smile too.

    Hope you both had a great Mother's Day.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Man, a smile gives away our devious side? I better smile less ;)

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  26. Awesome mum logic!

    Hope you both had a great Mother's Day.

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  27. Hi human, Elizabeth,

    My lovely human, your beloved mum taught you well. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. My human wishes his mother a wonderful Mother's Day twice in one year. The one in March and the one in May :)

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny

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    1. Penny! So nice t see you. I'm so happy you've established your own profile. Tell Gary I said hi, give him a hug and tell him he's a good boy for being so good to his mother. He deserves a scratch behind his ears.

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  28. Hey:)

    I feel bad for not stopping by on CyberMother's Day, so can you tell that whippersnapper of a mother of yours that her long lost CyberSon wishes her a happy Hump Day.

    Go on... I dare you!!!

    I double dare you!!!

    PS... Remind me to send you a picture, but the three dogs you sent my boys are now part of a permanent "memory box" display I created for their Mom this past week :)

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    1. My mom is an ornery bird Mark...be careful how you wish her a happy hump day!

      How sweet that you did that. Memories are the most important of all things.

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  29. LOL! That's rocktastic and epic. My hubby is the optimist in my life. The worst part is he's so darn convincing. One day I'm going to learn to stop listening to him... That or I'll catch his vision and we'll be unstoppable. I'm hoping for the latter.

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    1. I'd prefer you catch his vision! I think you have all the talent you need. I am in the optimistic boat with your hubs!

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  30. Aww, she sounds sweet. Most people make decisions based on feelings. We're not logical creatures. Hope you had a good mother's day.

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  31. I'm guilty...I always trust my gut!

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