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“Thank you, Mom!” – Your Grown Up Son


Friday, December 28, 2o12. Today we are grateful (again) for children and grandchildren. – Doc & Jeannette Meek

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“Merry Christmas, Mom!!! I love you & God Bless!”

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Here’s a touching tribute to his Mom from one of my grown up Sons.

Moms sometimes wait years for this kind of ROI (Return on Investment):

Dear Mom,
Thank you for two baby blankets when the other babies had just one.
Thank you for posing for a picture with me (as an infant, peacefully sucking my pacifier/soother) in your arms and you in the brown chair. Thank you even more for the re-enactment picture 17 years later while I borrowed my nephew’s soother. ūüėģ
Thank you for the leg rubs.
Thank you for singing to me at night and tucking me in. And really, how much is that doggie in the window? Did we ever get a price? Also, the people here refuse to tuck me in and tell me everything is going to be okay. I still need you.
Thank you for “Green Eggs & Ham” and “Go, Dogs, Go!”
Thank you for banana cream pie and chocolate chip cookie dough. Thank you for new pajamas every Christmas Eve. Thank you for playing Scrabble with me. Thank you for homemade Christmas stockings and a mandarin orange in the toe of it every year.
Thank you for the cold compresses on my forehead when I was sick. Thank you for my basketball shoes every year (even though you couldn’t afford them). Thank you for Spirals, grilled cheese sandwiches and hot maple syrup on my pancakes/waffles/French toast.
Thank you for my intelligence and good looks. ūüėČ
Thank you for the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny who hid candy everywhere so I had to hunt for it. Thank you for apple crisp, buns and cinnamon buns.
Thank you for showing me the importance of children and selflessness. Thank you for not swearing. Thank you instead for: “Oh Grief! And Oh Hang!” I will always laugh when I hear them. I wish that’s all I uttered when everything fell apart in my life.
Thank you for making each of your children feel so important and special — even though I was your favorite (lol).
Thank you for being a teacher. Thank you for going back to school to finish your degree. Thank you for being a 2nd mom to my friends. Thank you for letting me take you out for Chinese food. Thank you for always loving me, even when I disappointed you. Thank you for hugging me when I needed it… and also when I didn’t know I did. Thank you for your patience with me.
Thank you for the happy “Welcome Home” signs every time I returned home for a visit. Thank you for everything Mom!
Merry Christmas! I love you!
Love, Your Son
Thank you, Son!
Doc Meek, Fri, Dec 28, 2012, South Jordan, Utah, USA

“I’m grateful for all the generations.” ~ Doc Meek

Sunday, October 16, 2011. Today I am grateful for mothers and grandmothers, and children and grandchildren, and great grandchildren, to the latest generation, eh? ~ Doc Meek

My dad, uncle Ed, and grandmother Pearce when he was a child.

Not My Actual Mom (if anyone with a photo of my Mom with a grandchild can show me how to put it in here, I’ll be forever grateful); image from:

AHA! My friend David has shown me how to add my actual mother (with grandchild) here. This photo was designed to illustrate a grandmother/grandchild in an ancient culture [New Testament? Old Testament?]:

Grandmother & Grandchild, posed as if from a previous society

Today I wrote a letter to my siblings, plus their spouses, children, grandchildren, etc.

Sunday, October 16, 2001 @ Sherwood Park, AB  T8A 2J4, CANADA

Dear Siblings, Spouses, Children, Grandchildren, etc.,

Mom is 93 years old now, as you know.

This is a good time to think about writing Mom a nice letter, perhaps expressing appreciation for creating you, plus other onerous duties in your behalf, and for your welfare, all along the way.

Whatever comes to your heart.

Humor and jokes are always great. Meek’s¬†tend to excel at that. Mom has a good sense¬†of humor.

I say a letter because she treasures them, and can read them again and again.

This is a critical feature when your short-term memory does not retain the contents of the letter for more than a few minutes.

However the good feelings engendered by such letters last for a long time.

The feelings?¬†“They care about¬†me.”

Visits and phone calls (soon forgotten) also help create good feelings, which remain:

“They care about me.”

Such feelings are very potent, as are the opposite feelings of course.

Mom’s Mom¬†lived to be 98, so Mom has longevity¬†in her¬†intrinsic¬†makeup.

However, in recent days, Mom is showing significantly reduced muscle strength and energy. In addition, it is less easy for her to maintain her balance when walking.

She continues her erratic sleep patterns.

All night long, it’s sleep-wake-read-sleep-wake-read-sleep¬†(with her reading light still on).

I said to Mom, “Thank heaven you learned to read when you were a child. We are so lucky in our culture in that regard. What would you do now if you hadn’t learned to read?”

Also, in the daytime now, all day long, it’s¬†sleep-wake-read-sleep-wake-read-sleep.

Mom says, “I don’t sleep a wink at night.”¬†Sort of true. No solid refreshing sleep. And¬†she¬†awakes unrefreshed of course.

Mom says: “I don’t nap in the daytime,¬†because it will ruin my sleep at night.¬†I just lie down¬†to rest because I am so¬†tired all¬†the time.”

Well . . . she dozes off in bed all day long.¬†Good thing. She doesn’t get enough¬†good¬†sleep at night.

Really, it’s time to write a nice letter to Mom

As mentioned in my opening paragraphs above, this would be a good time to get out the pen and paper and write a nice letter and mail it (or better, drop it off, if that is feasible).

Mom doesn’t have the energy to sustain long visits anymore–unless a baby is part of the entourage of course. ūüėģ

In the case of the baby, then she has good¬†energy–“forever,” throughout all eternity. ūüėģ

Loving Kindness, Collins

J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)

Neurological Learning Specialist

“What if your brain is smarter than you think?”

“What if your heart is more loving than you think?”

“What if you can work harder than you think?”


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