A Drummer's Mother

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My mother is coming home on Hospice tomorrow, so over the past few weeks I've been thinking about what a drummer's mom does.

- She buys a drum pad and sticks even though it seems like a bad idea.
- She drives you to lessons when you haven't practced.
- She listens to you and your friends attempt to play songs that are well beyond your ability, tells you they sound good and means it.
- Sends you to music camp because now you're a little more serious about it. She and dad find the money somehow.
- She really Is interested in your choice of pearl finish.
- She waits up to make sure you get home from the gig ok at 2 am.
- She helps out when you're working five nights a week and still having money problems because she believes in you.
- She's really sick and tells you not to give up.
 

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You left out: She drives you to practice when you can't even spell the word. :laughing3:
Just jackin' with you, bro.

Your mother is lucky to have a son who recognizes the sacrifices she has made because she loves you. It's obvious from your words that you know how lucky you are.

Thanks for sharing!
 

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Stickinthemud said:
You left out: She drives you to practice when you can't even spell the word. :laughing3:
Just jackin' with you, bro.

Your mother is lucky to have a son who recognizes the sacrifices she has made because she loves you. It's obvious from your words that you know how lucky you are.

Thanks for sharing!
Lol. I guess it was that onion I was peeling.
 

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Good thoughts to you, and peace in your heart and your mother's heart. Thanks for your post.
 

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Moms rule, I am blessed to have 2 parents still alive in their 70's functioning and Married I dont know what I would have done without them. I hope I am being the best Parent I can be. Remember the good times, be there , and make sure you not only tell her , but show her how much you love her, and how good a job she did. Sorry for your tough times.
 
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Wow, I'm terribly sorry for your situation. I've been there twice and know how it can feel.

All of what you said resonates with me.
 

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Shouldn't that list be on a music room poster, or t-shirts?





...or maybe a Mother's Day card from Hallmark?



:notworthy:
 

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Sorry to hear that. I have played with so many musicians whose parents were not encouraging. Mine were incredibly supportive, like your mom, through thick and thin. Bless their hearts!
 

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God Bless your Mom and family. My mom, gone 10 years, would have loved that list. After I'd made a hole drumming on the arm of a chair, she gave me $30 to make a down payment on my first snare, (Ludwig Downbeat)
Hospice workers are angels on earth in my opinion, they help make it through the hardest of situations with grace.
 
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Bob,

Thanks for such a heartfelt post. It certainly reminded me, in many ways, of my mother.
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Billy G.
 

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Wow, that really hit home. My Mom is still alive at 82. We lost my Dad almost 5 years ago to lung cancer.

Thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough time.
 

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Great post - I will certainly share this with my own mother (who is 85 and struggling with her own health issues).
 

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I originally posted this just before we brought my mother home on hospice. This will be a very different Mother's Day for me since she past on March 31st.
Here's to all our mothers who helped us along the drumming path.
 


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