Happy Mothers Day

IMG_20180513_082945Happy Mothers Day to all you amazing mothers!! I hope you all had a great Mother’s Day weekend. I should have posted this ON Mother’s Day, but I will not post on Sundays. That’s church and family time. Anyway, my two older brothers (James and Micah) and I, as well as my dad, did quite a bit for my mom this weekend. We had a family lunch on Saturday with all my grandparents, my parents, me and my oldest brother James, and my middle brother Micah and his fiancé Autumn. We had a lot of fun, a lot of laughs, and quite a few motherly stories. On Saturday night, I went to a dirt track race with James, my parents, and a couple who have been my honorary grandparents and a part of our family for as long as I can remember. I know what your thinking. “You took your mom to a race for Mother’s Day?”

IMG_20180512_181115.jpgYes. Yes we did. And we had the most amazing time! I had never been to a race before, and so this was a new experience for both my mom and me. I have never seen so many car crashes in my life, but it was awesome!! I am fourteen, I don’t date, but I have fallen in love with dirt track racing. Sorry, Mom and Dad.

James (the scraggly guy in the picture) goes to a lot of races, and even helps out on pit crew for a couple of the racers who happen to be very good friends of his. It was so cool to go see these guys race, even though I was terrified they would get hurt. Luckily, nobody was injured! Race car #9, Nick (James’s best friend), was able to avoid any crashes altogether, which was rather surprising. Even though I don’t know this guy well, I was proud to see him race so well. Corey, another friend of my brother’s, also did extremely well as he placed first in the last of four races.

Being out to the races until around 12:30 in the morning and then going to church only hours later, was rough, but doable. We got up early, and my daddy and I took my mother out for breakfast before church. After church, my family met up with the Norwood family for lunch, and ate with Micah’s fiancé and her parents, who are already like family to us. After four years of Micah and Autumn dating, and knowing them for even longer, they should be!

But when my small family of five was at home sitting quietly, we knew we needed to something with just us five. So off we went again! This time to a relaxing evening up at the dam, cooking out, playing corn hole, reading, and enjoying nature and family.

Mothers are so wonderful, especially mine. I am so thankful for my mama, Sherry Holt. She is always there for me through thick and thin, my medical problems, book problems and stress, mood swings, sass days, lazy days, workdays (with my other books and my blog), and the days where I can barely stand myself (yet she is always so patient). She has had the courage to homeschooled both my brothers and me all the way through high school (though I haven’t finished, both of my brothers have), and trust me, that’s no easy task. She never misses an opportunity to tell me she loves me, and never is too busy for me, and my problems. She is always there with arms outstretched, ready to hold this family together through whatever storm we are fighting through. She prays for me every morning, and I honestly think that’s the only reason I’m alive right now. We have been through so much, and our years together have only been the beginning. I can’t wait for the memories we will create, and the memories we will have with future generations.

Happy Mothers Day, Mom. I love you.

-Lorryn Holt

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