To my Mother, Barb...Mom, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Wife (these two are QUITE the team!), Best Friend to more than she realizes - Happy Mother's Day!
To MY Grandmothers, Hazel and Catherine, without whom my wonderful parents wouldn't be here - Happy Mother's Day! (UPPER photos of my Mom, little "Bobbie Jean"; her parents, Hazel and Herschel; and big sister, Violet - and Peggy...Mom's the little blond - there were quite a few years between her and her sister. LOWER photos of my Dad, Arvid; his Mom and Dad, Catherine and Carl; and his big brother, Robert)
I've spent a lot of time recently, going through old family albums and cataloguing, which afforded me some pretty great Mom memories...evidently I seem to have not enjoyed the picture taking so much. Sorry I ruined so many childhood photos, Mom - at least it was just a stoic face at times, and not "another's" bad attitude - not sure, but she may have been trying to steal your purse! For all the love you've dished out, and for never wavering in your family convictions - Happy Mother's Day! You ROCKED then...you ROCK, now...
Especially those "killer", cat-eye glasses! Me-OW! Always the style maven - forever a Chico's girl...Happy Mother's Day!
For all the goofy s*%t she's put up with over the years, including posing for ridiculous photos as Annie Oakley, and with Buffalo Bill cutouts this Spring (more to come), because she's so cute and ALWAYS such a good sport - Happy Mother's Day, Mom!
And, because she's the kind of mother (and just general, all-around wonderful person) that she is, each and every year on Mother's Day, I get a gift from HER - like I'm her Mom or something?! Or, just because she loves me. I just opened these up - hand-embroidered dish towels, in a pattern I remember as a kid (and they smell like her - don't you just love those smells you associate with home?!). Too beautiful to use in a household where dirty hands are plenty, and wanton disregard for special things runs rampant, I may have to hold onto these for after the kids are gone from the house, and then ban the husband from touching them, because he's the biggest dirty-handed kid of all. I love these with all my heart...
I love YOU with all my heart - more and more with each passing year! I could have NEVER asked for a more perfect Mom than the one I was dealt in this game of life -
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, MOM!