Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ma's here.

My mom is visiting this week from California. She brings baby dolls and books for the girls. Mom used to read to us. And I don't mean she read, I mean she really read! Charlotte's Web, The Christmas Carol, Little Women, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Chronicles of Narnia, Ann of Green Gables.

When she opens a book, her voice lifts and flows and she does all the voices. The animals, the people, the accents, she does them all. It's amazing. And now my girls are equally amazed by her reading.

I love having her here. Down to the freckles on her hands, she is my mama.

12 comments:

Alisa said...

I didn't know your parents well, but they always seemed so kind and intriguing. I secretly wished we lived in the same ward. So happy you have a shoulder to lean on.

Dee said...

what an amazing blessing

Jessie said...

thatswonderful

Team Bowers said...

How special!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love, seeing your mom reading to your children. You know how I feel about books. What a wonderful family you have. I enjoy your blog so very much! Take care.
Cindy from Stockbrige, Ga.

jakenapril said...

how wonderful! my mom was the same. some of my favorite books are the ones she read to us as kids as well: priscilla, roald dahl books (especially 'danny the champion of the world'), and many more. enjoy your time together!

Lillie said...

This makes me think there's something BEHIND you being such a good writer. And perhaps I'll have to start reading more than The Hungry Caterpillar and Hop on Pop. Hmm...

Jodi said...

Aren't grandmas (moms) the best! Enjoy!

Ash said...

Love it!

missy said...

Oh I love it. The classics. That is what works more than preschool right?! (Did I tell you I decided against it this year?)

vicky said...

That's such a gift!

Dinah said...

The legacy of books, and grandmothers reading are memories that cannot be replaced. I am so glad you have these wonderful gifts in your life. Love ya and miss ya too xoxoxox