Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"Jeopardy" and my Mother

When my ex-husband's insane abusive alcoholic tendencies destroyed any semblance of financial security, my daughters and I were forced to move in with my mother. She was generous enough to take us in and give 100% of her time and energy to making our transition back to life as easy as possible for all of us.

She will never know how much I appreciate it, how grateful I am, and how much I love and admire her.

As our time with her is quickly drawing to a close and we're getting ready to move to our new home (and, you know, that getting married thing), I find that I'm cherishing every second with my mother.

We watch "Jeopardy" together every night. I find myself tearing up at the very theme music; the slightest glimpse of Alex Trebek chokes me up.

We've added "Wheel of Fortune" to our evening TV date tonight.

I'm writing this so I don't cry...


  1. I'm glad you have the blessing of your mom to get you through this. Sending good vibes your way...

  2. I have been working long hours for a long time - about a year now. Have not been checking blogs or blogging like I did. I always enjoyed reading your blog. But I never knew you this about your past. You have a wonderful family support, cherish it. Be willing to shed those tears, there is nothing wrong showing true emotions as solid as yours.

  3. It is often the small things we do with our mothers that mean the most. I'm sure she is excited for this next chapter in your life.

  4. It is the little things! Glad your mother is helping you out!!