My Momma and my Momma’s Momma
My momma and my momma’s momma (Nana) sat down over wine and talked about life and motherhood. I can think of no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than digging deep with laughs and even some tears.
As a mom, what was one of your most proud moments?
NANA – WOW I’ve had SO many. My cup runneth over if you will. My kids have made me proud in a million ways a million times.
MOM – I would agree. I can’t pick just one
Favorite motherhood story?
MOM – I don’t have a particular story but I think seeing the different personalities that you and Ryan have. You’re more outgoing but Ryan is a little more reserved. And then how you were into dance and choreography really young and that was it and you stuck with it. Ryan was so different. He would try everything and finally settled on football.
NANA – I definitely have favorite memories for each of my kids. There are so many funny stories that come to mind.
If you could go back to any decade, where would you go back and why?
MOM – I would say the 90’s. That’s when our family was born. It was just such a fun time.
NANA- A lot of good things happened in the 90’s
MOM- Even in the documentaries you watch, even in terms of world events it was pretty calm.
NANA- You got married, I got married, Allie was born, Rylee was born, Ryan was born. We built a house. The 90’s were good.
MOM – And we didn’t have phones. We didn’t have any money to speak of but it was good. We had so much fun. Lots of laughs. It just seems like life was a lot simpler then.
If you could go back and give advice to your 20 something self-what advice would you give?
MOM – I think I would have said a couple of things. Forget about the boys. Go off, go way to college, and travel. I couldn’t imagine going to New York City at age 20. It just never crossed my mind. I love the idea of traveling, I just hate flying. But I would say go out there.
NANA – The grass isn’t greener. Nobody has the right to keep you in a place for their own convenience. Ask for help.