"We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves." -Henry Ward Beecher
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone
A little slow on the uptake today, as far as a blog post about my beautiful Mom, but I did manage a 7:00 a.m. phone call to CO. Sounds like she and my Dad had a pretty wonderful day planned, in the mountains. I dug out some old family photos and thought I'd post them on her special day...starting with her great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother; my Mom as a little girl, with her Dad, Mom and sister, Violet; Mom at various ages, and on through her first child - a beautiful, golden haired girl child who everyone in the family adored, cherished and lavished extravagant gifts upon...OK, me...and I lied about the gifts. That's me with my own grandparents, bottom left.
And my own stab at motherhood - my best life work, to date (not that I intend to have ANY more kids)...so I guess that would make these lovelies my best life work, period....Louie and Jaclyn.
Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. ~Marilyn Penland
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, MOM (and to all who pass this way)! Hope you won today...I've always been a winner in the Mom department! Charlie is SO right...WINNING! Love you LOTS!