Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kimberly Carol Skodacek (Alger) - My Mother

There are too many happy memories to list but I thought I should post a little about my Mom on this Mother's Day. This is my 4th Mother's Day without my Mom. However, it is my 2nd Mother's Day as a Mother!

My Mom --

  • She was born in Landstuhl, Germany, though she was not German. Her father, who was in the air force, was stationed there.
  • She married my Dad in 1978 on December 16th.
  • She became a mother for the first time at age 29 in Riverside, CA when she gave birth to me in 1985.
  • She had a heart for Jesus.
  • She had one sibling - a sister named Lisa.
  • She was very friendly to everyone she met.
  • She was a homemaker, and before that -a color consultant.
  • She taught me that family comes first before a career.
  • She loved mystery TV shows.
  • She loved to be creative. She made crafts to sell at craft fairs and in craft stores and she loved it.
  • She once wore lettuce on her head, and I have proof. ;)
  • She told me she loved me every day.
  • She often took me to the mall with her when I was young and each time she would buy me a pretzel and an icee and we would go into the pet store and the hello kitty store.
  • She gave the best hugs ever.
  • She taught me how to laugh - I've been told I laugh exactly like my Mom did.
  • She called me "honey" most of the time and I find myself doing the same thing with Zoe now.
  • She used to buy me random cards or write little notes on paper and slip them under my bedroom door saying things like, "I'm so proud of you." or "I love you Punkin"
  • She spent a portion of her childhood in Kentucky and she loved it there, which is why she moved there later in life.
  • She loved anything Victorian.
  • Her favorite colors were cranberry red and forest green.
  • Her favorite band was Journey, she also loved Seal and Michael Sweet.
  • She went to Scholarship Camp with me one year as a counselor. I am so grateful for that experience with her.
  • She loved movies with Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, and Sandra Bullock.
  • She loved the movie, "When Harry Met Sally". We (my Mom, sister Gabby, and me) memorized Meg Ryan's character Sally's entire order she makes in the restaurant ("I'd like the chef salad please...." )
  • She loved Mexican Pizzas from Taco Bell.
  • She taught me how to make lists ;) She made a list for just about everything.
That's all for now, I think I'll post a list like this every year. It's great spending time thinking of good memories of my amazing Mom.


  1. Happy mother's day, we wish you the best of all blessings and we have made a little something for you:

    God bless you,


  2. happy mother's day, Shaina. may God richly bless you.


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