Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Just Like Her

My Mother on the day she married my Father.
Isn't she beautiful?
I finally told my mother that I have taken up figure skating.  I wasn't sure how she would respond.

She smiled and asked a few questions.

When she was a young woman and deeply in love, she and her boyfriend, Paul Crider, decided to learn to figure skate together.  They skated at Messiah Academy (now Messiah College).  She and Paul were later married, but he was killed in a silo accident 2 years into their marriage.

When I told her about my new adventure, I asked her about her skating days.  "Could you do any tricks?" I asked.

"Yes.  A few.  I didn't have any lessons.  I just watched what other skaters around me did and tried to imitate them."

We are so much alike.

I think she's beautiful.