Sunday, May 12, 2019

WeWriWa: (Grand)Mother Knows Best! PRINCE OF DREAMS

Happy Mother’s Day for those who are one, have one, or want to be one! In celebration, this video captures Momdom in all its glory (WARNING: Amy Schumer humor ahead. Not suitable for delicate ears.)


In honor of the occasion, my PRINCE OF DREAMS is going to the source for relationship answers . . . and because I’m proud to be one, that’s Grandma . . . 

“I want to do the right thing, but I don’t know if I’d be the right thing for her.” 

His grandmother smiled, a world of experience in that gesture, as she advised, “The right thing is never the easy thing, and I can’t make that choice for you.” Her chilly hand pressed over his, reminding Kip of her frailty while at the same time, her wise expression and strong reply reassured, “If you focus only on obligations, you’ll lose the joy of being alive. Your mother would say go boldly in the direction of your happiness, but I’d add, go wisely.” She stood, her thin frame beginning to shiver, perhaps from the cold, perhaps not. “We’ll love you and support you in whatever you choose, Christopher, just make it a choice you can live with. Don’t let someone else make it for you.” 

Instead of making that promise, he said simply, “I love you, Gram.” 

Ruth Terriot smiled in resignation, brushing the floppy hair back from his troubled brow, bending to kiss it before whispering, “Don’t forget where you live.” 

He took her veined hand and laid it over his heart as he told her, “Right here, always.”

Isn’t is just like (Grand)Mom to turn it back on you when you’re looking for answers! In plain ‘Mom Speak,’ “I don’t have a clue. Figure it out yourself!” And my poor hero will . . . eventually. Isn’t that what the rest of the book is for? Mom’s know these things! Trust us. Today, we don’t want to be your Yoda. We want a hot bath, a hotter book and an hour alone to enjoy both for Mother’s Day. And a call to wish us Happy Mom’s Day, if you’re not there in person (before or after said bath!) or to fill you with happy thoughts about us if we’re only there in memories.

Next week, I’ll turn it over to my heroine to address ‘Daddy Issues.’ Fair play, after all.



Where in the World has Nancy been? Sick, mostly, after a hell week of preparing for a huge event at work. Not much writing done, but with my new ‘baby’ (that looked much smaller in the store!) I’ll be back at the keyboard . . . once I remember it’s an All-In-One computer for writing and not a 27” Dell gateway to Netflix!


After visiting all of you, I should be writing . . . right after that bath.

Happy Mom’s Day and Happy Writing, fellow Warriors!!


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19 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Nancy, and thanks for the Schumer humor.

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  2. Time for fun, Nancy. Be well and enjoy Mother's Day.

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  3. Nice choice of snippet for Mother's Day and I do like his grandmother!

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  4. "If you focus only on obligations, you’ll lose the joy of being alive."
    This is a problem I've had for a lot of years. I think this is a wonderful bit of advice.
    I tried to like Amy Schumer, but I just can't. She's one of those people who sits with me like nails on a chalkboard.

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    1. I have to be in the mood for Amy's humor. Today was that day.

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  5. Everyone should have a grandmother who tells it like it is. What a better world it would be!

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    1. I never met mine so I have to play it by ear.

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  6. This is such a PERFECT scene, especially given the day. I love your writing more and more, Nancy! And kudos for sharing that hilarious Amy Schumer scene! I adore that woman! :D

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    1. We Mom's would never survive without a sense of humor.

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  7. Such a sweet snippet! Great advice!

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  8. Being a grandmother is so much fun. We can dole out sage advice, listen, and smile. This grandma gives him great advice. Hope you got that bath, book, and phone call. Happy Mother's Day to you, Nancy.

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  9. His Grandmother gives good advice!

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