Mom, I Always Knew You Loved Me

In honor of Mother’s Day.  If you love your mom you’ll share this with her.

Just sayin’.


Mitch Teemley


See video below.

Mom was 20 when I was born—twenty times as old as me. But when I turned 10, I suddenly realized she was now only three times as old as me. And when I reached 20 she would only be two times as old as me.  “Heck,” I thought, “soon she’ll be younger than me!”

I always sucked at math.

By the time I got to college I’d figured it out: Mom would always be exactly 20 years older than me. Period. More importantly, she would always have 20 years more life experience.

28745522-little-boy-pointing-to-something-in-the-countryside-showing-his-mother-a-point-of-interest-as-they-sIt’s like hiking with a tall friend: You come to a fork in the road, behind which is a hill obstructing your view. You can’t see what the two paths do beyond the hill, so how can you choose which one to take? You ask your tall friend who can see past the hill—twenty…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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One Response to Mom, I Always Knew You Loved Me

  1. Erika Kind says:

    I still love his story, Mitch! Perfect for mother’s day. I was giggling again reading your thoughts about the age difference…

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