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  • Story Owner: Karen  Goodson
  • Story Title: THE GREEN BOX by Karen Goodson
  • Story Created: Friday, February 10, 2012, 7:49:00 PM
  • Chapter Author: Karen Goodson
  • Chapter Created: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 10:23:00 AM
  • updated: Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:53:00 AM

Mom was my best friend and though I feel her presence around me often, it is always strongest during Mother’s Day.

Two years ago I was in a very dark place, overwhelmed with the chaos   in my life I decided it was time to work on my office at home, trying to find and create order.    As I opened a file drawer to clean it out, inside was an old blue folder with papers inside.  Keep or throw I wondered as I opened the folder.  Inside was a copy of the Constitution of the United States, the one mom helped me memorize in 8th grade.  Next was the award for a reading group I had been in as a child,, “The most hours of reading award!”  And finally a certificate for babysitting that I earned when I was 13.  I put them back in the old folder and turned it over to put it in the trash .  Just then I saw my mothers handwriting on the back of the folder.  In very big letters it said,  “IMPORTANT”    I started crying, thinking of these three little pieces of paper and how important they were to my mother, pieces of my life.   Immediately under the blue folder was a book titled, “50 Ways to Pamper Yourself”.  Always with me reminding me to take the high road!  Thanks Mom!



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