In times like this, having a support system and people rallying around you is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. In the spirit of having another place for people to share their support, my sister and I started a Facebook page for my mom to share inspiration and updates.
Yesterday one of my sister’s childhood friends wrote a comment to my mom that hit me. It said,
“Praying for you Julie. I have the fondest memories of you letting us watch MTV at your house.”
I love this memory of my mom. First, because it brought back my own memories of MTV when it first came out. I will never forget the rocket ship and intrigue surrounding that channel – a revolution in the making.
I am sure many parents in the 80’s were concerned about what they were exposing their kids to. Was MTV in the 80s what Elvis’ hip moves were to the previous generation?
I wonder if my mom letting her watch MTV at our house was magical because she wasn’t allowed to or if the memories were just connected to being at our home during that time in life.
It doesn’t really matter, but what struck me is the fact that our role as moms will be connected to other kids’ memories down the road. Isn’t that powerful?
What will I be known for many years down the road? What will my children’ friends remember about coming to our house? I don’t have a clear answer to that – but it sure made me think about it.
Does answer come to your mind? How will your kid’s friends remember you when they are all grown up?
I would love to hear your comments!