When I was a teenager, I didn’t think my mom knew very much. I knew that she understood things that I didn’t like history and science and even knew the meanings of words that were just making their way to my lips. But that was about it, really. Things about real life? That was MY area of expertise. After all, I was 17, thank you so kindly. Then I became a wife and later, a mother. It is amazing how smart she became and still is to this day. I wish I had realized it sooner. I mean, I really wish that I had wanted to sit down with her and ask her things about things that I didn’t know but thought I knew when I was fresh out of high school. But I didn’t. So I ask her now. Not everyday but I ask when I am curious. And want to learn. Because she’s lived on this earth a whole heckuva lot longer than I have and has raised three children and stayed married for 30 years to my dad til “death did them part” and taught children in the public school system for 34 years and has been faithful to be a part of her church since before I was born and… She really knows a lot, y’all. The older I get the more I learn just how much more I need to learn. Anyone? I see that hand.