Tiny

Her name is Elizabeth Jones. Beth for short. But we call her Tiny. (A nickname my son, Jake, gave her.) She's the mommy of my granddaughter. And she's a perfect little flower. She's beautiful and smart. She loves her baby and she loves me. (That's her finest point! hehehe) She calls me Mommy Face.

I've known Beth almost four years. When we met, she wasn't yet dating my son. I believe we were all doing shots of.. oh hell I dunno. I am not a shots person, so I was just sipping it and she would say, "Hey, finish that up, babe! I gotta use the glass!" :)

Here's the thing about Tiny. She is both strong and frail. She has a solid character that you can feel. But she is sensitive to being mistreated. I used to try to find her work where the people were civil and wouldn't yell at their employees because I couldn't stand the idea of her being exposed to that. It's true, she's come such a long way. She now works two jobs and has gotten her own apartment, where she and the baby live. Her sister and Jake live there off and on to help with the childcare. (Beth and Jake split up some time ago, but they remain close friends and share the responsibility of the baby.) Beth also has a fiery defender's spirit. She is sweet as punch, but if you hurt someone she loves, she'll knife ya!

Beth reminds me of one of those mountain flowers. The type that can grow, even from the ashes of a forest fire. I feel privileged to know and love her.

12 comments:

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

WELL ITS NICE YOU HAVE SUCH A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH HER..

opps sorry didint relaize my caps were on..LOSER:)

cathouse teri said...

Thanks, bossy. :)

It's okay, I don't mind being yelled at if the words are nice ones!

Susiebadoozie said...

bossy, quit yellin at ma friend, or i'll beat ya....


"Beth also has a fiery defender's spirit. She is sweet as punch, but if you hurt someone she loves, she'll knife ya!"

hey, this is me too. i'm so freakin loyal to my friends. i'm ready to fight like a maniac for those i love. but everyone usually likes me. cept the ex. and his wife. they don't much care for me....

BarnGoddess said...

"She is sweet as punch, but if you hurt someone she loves, she'll knife ya!"

My kinda gal :)

she sounds wonderful.

Jana B said...

She definately sounds like a keeper.

Strawberrie-Shortcake said...

umm HELLO! you gotta get those two back together... Time for some "INTERVENTION" ...a little "MOMMA MAGIC" ...I have just the thing.. **pulls out shot glass** ...this lures 'em in everytime;)

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Miss 1999 said...

She sounds like a wonderful young woman, she's very lucky to have you in her life :0)

DPTH International said...

Hey Cathouse Teri,

Thanx for stopping by my blog. I have to admit I found your comment cryptic until I realized I had the incorrect date for that post ... touche Teri, touche. I appreciate the visit, my blog is specialized to say the least, but thanx for swinging by!

DPTH

BBC said...

Sweet story, you have to be tough to get by on this planet.

100 words a minute? Wow, I learned to type in high school. Think I got up to 23 words a minute.

Oh wait, I'm a man.

Maisha said...

teri,you posted!Yaay!

Tiny sounds sweet.And its a sweet name too,Tiny :)

TO FIGHTERS!

Redneck Nerdboy! said...

What a very nice story, honey. We need more positive stories like that in this world. There are millions and millions of them, but strangely I hardly hear them.