But today, today is FRIDAY, and that means Five Minute Friday. And this week is just awesome. Lisa-Jo did a phenomenal series on her blog and if you haven't seen it you MUST go check it out... and read every day. Then she gave us the prompt today, but she only gave us Five Minutes! :) So here is my quick memory of my mom.
It was exam week in high school. Studying, studying, and more studying took place. Suddenly, from the bottom of the stairs, Mom would call out,
"Time for Chinese Checkers!"
It didn't matter where we were in test preparation, or how little we felt we knew for tomorrow's big exam. It was time for a break. And we tumbled down the stairs, my sisters and me. Sometimes she would have to call us more than once, but always it was the forced break in the middle of an intense school week to play a little with some marbles, to have some fun, to let off a little steam.
To remember that family is more important than the final grade.
I'm sure my sisters' can remember these moments with more clarity than I can, I think she gave up after they graduated... I'm thankful for my mom, for so much more than the stress relief of playing Chinese Checkers. It's just the memory that came to me!
What did YOUR mom do?? Share it in the comments here, or make your own Five Minute Friday post and link up with Lisa-Jo.