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I introduce my mother to all my friends as BUDDHA because she is wise. Annoying but altogether wise. now why is that funny, because we are all Christians. but my mother possesses a certain understanding that is no less divine. and i know a lot of people will say that about their mothers but mine has it. truly. see i've been sick for as long as i can remember. ashtma, ear infections, foot drama, food poisoning, the occasional eye crap and of course ... the scoliosis which culminated if you will in the surgery i had in 2007 where my mother took on the world and went beyond the parametres of her god-ishness. i make it clear. my mother and i always arguing. it's been like that since i could talk - and that has been a very very long time (i think since i was like nine months old or so...).my mother is. guided by God she is. and that works for me. the end

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