Sunday Post 17: Our Mothers

When you have a significant loss, it takes a village to fill the gaps.  Happy Mother’s Day to all of our “moms”!

  • To Doctor Walker who gives dad guidance on our physical ailments without a Blue Cross Blue Shield copay.
  • To Darcy who served as DJ’s Elder Sponsor at church this year.
  • To Aunt Susan who reads our blog daily and leaves encouraging comments for dad.
  • To Mrs. Horton who takes care of Michelle EVERY Monday and guides dad on clothes purchases to keep us in style.
  • To Mrs. Strickland who picks us up from afterschool, coordinates DJ’s National Charity League events, and teaches us how to water ski.
  • To Mrs. Dixon who dad can call and invite us over on a Saturday night when he’s a little bit down.
  • To Aunt Sallie who’s moving all the way from Boston to live near us and help be our other mother.
  • To Mrs. Vebber who has so much style and is an encourager for our family – especially dad.  She’s says we’ll be ok.
  • To Mrs. Bond who has us over to dinner and who our dad can call for absolutely anything – from needing a kid picked up and fed to bragging about his accomplishments at work.
  • To Mrs. Thompson who brings us food every single month.
  • To Mrs. Fields our chauffeur AND piano teacher.
  • To Mrs. Bilodeau who helps us finish our homework afterschool and brings us cool dresses when they get too small for Davis Ann.
  • To Mrs. Todd, our snack provider and office buddy.
  • To Ms. Kirstie, the best and most encouraging dance teacher in the free world.
  • To Mrs. Gwaltney who is always available to bring DJ home on Tuesdays, even at the very last-minute.
  • To Mrs. Sanders who brings Michelle lunch for a special treat and sometimes home for a playdate.
  • To Mrs. Balentine, DJ’s special bud.
  • To Charlotte, Francie, Kim and Susan who remember our birthdays with a card in the mail and who took dad on college friends’ “girls weekend” last year!
  • To Beth and Sarah who take care of us, ALL of us, at church.
  • To Mrs. Carmichael who helps to remind dad about stuff that he should be doing.
  • To Mae, with her 70-year-old, 5 foot and 1/2 inch self, who washes 10 loads of laundry every other Tuesday and sews our Y Indian Princess patches on our vests.
  • And to Nana – who picks us up every Thursday, also does a mountain of laundry, takes us shopping and last week to get shots (now that’s a good mother).

We miss you  mom, but you left us in good hands.

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22 Comments

  1. Melanie Walker

     /  May 8, 2011

    I am sure I speak for all of us when I say we are honored to be “the mothers” – thanks for continuously letting us be a part of your lives.

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  2. What a great group of special moms!

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  3. 'im Balentine

     /  May 8, 2011

    To all the Ham girls, Bruce and that fab bro,
    I love you all and lift you up on this day. Take comfort that Lisa is looking down and is in awe at how fabulous you all are coping without her direction! Bruce, you are proving to be the best DAOM (dad-mom), kids you all are so amazing – I am always bragging at how amazing you support each other! Always love and humor. Hat’s off to Hayes who is there to support everyone! Thanks for letting me be a part of your life! With Bailey I have a piece of Lisa in my life and it is precious! God bless you all. Love kim

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  May 8, 2011

      And thank you for ALL you have done for us! Especially Bailey!

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  4. Sarah

     /  May 8, 2011

    Wow – I’m deeply honored to make this distinguished list. (Made me a little teary!) It is a joy to be a part of your lives and I love y’all so very much. Happy Daom’s day, Danny. And Happy Unclom’s day, Uncle Jesse.

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  5. Aunt Susan

     /  May 8, 2011

    We know that Father’s Day is coming up, but what about Uncle’s day? Mom’s day is important, but days for the two of you are important as well. You have a super support group. Congratulations, and kudos to Lisa for setting you up so well. She was a wise woman.

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    • Happy Mothers Day, You are so blessed, may you all have a vibrant joyful day. Hallelujah! Glory to God in the highest,and on earth peace to people of good will.
      We praise you,
      we bless you,
      we adore you,
      we glorify you,
      we give you thanks for your great glory,for Lisa and all mothers on this happy day. Amen. A beautiful post Danny, thank you for your wisdom and grace and being a part of all our families.

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  May 8, 2011

      Muncles day (mother+uncle) is June 17 – we celebrate it each year – although Jesse was the only one to remember the date from last year!

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      • Aunt Susan

         /  May 8, 2011

        Muncles Day, excellant, I will put it on my calendar! Are their any special activities?

      • Danny Tanner

         /  May 8, 2011

        We don’t plan it until the 16th.

  6. Beth Fields

     /  May 8, 2011

    You made many moms smile today.
    Thank-you,
    Beth

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  7. Jill

     /  May 8, 2011

    Lisa set the example for all of us. We are blessed to be part of your lives.

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  8. Maura Horton

     /  May 8, 2011

    She will always be a a part of our family- As long as she will have us! She brings light, a smile and a song to the start of every week! Now that she has to help walk the dog – you can postpone that question for a long time. Thank you for sharing her with us! She’s special!

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  May 8, 2011

      I’m glald you got the dog for all of us! I need that like a need a gaping head wound.

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  9. Hopie

     /  May 9, 2011

    So glad I can say the Hams appreciate one of my special talents — Randy just calls that nagging! I love the way you celebrated Mother’s Day in style:)

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  May 9, 2011

      He needs to appreciate every nag you give. Tell him I said so!

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  10. Kim Grant

     /  May 27, 2011

    Humbled to have made the list. May is killer-just catching up on all the posts since her birthday. Love and miss you all…

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  May 27, 2011

      we miss you too. let’s catch up this summer.

      Reply
  11. Kevin

     /  May 14, 2012

    Y’all are an inspiration! Please know that your “moms” are proud of all of you and they help you because they love you, and they loved Lisa. God bless you all.

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