This is my Mom -- and June's, Jean's, Bud's, Andy's, Linda's, Judy's and Mary's. She didn't have an easy childhood. Her parents died when she was only 12 and left her and her siblings orphans. Although she seldom talked about her childhood, we knew that was the reason she was so determined that her children's lives would be different. She and our dad allowed us to grow up in a safe and secure environment.
For many years Mom made most of our clothes, always had a hot meal on the table, and did everything she knew to do to give us a good sense of ourselves. She never had a drivers license but she made sure we all got to where we needed to be.
She loved us all dearly and when we started having our own children, she loved them and made them all feel like they were her favorite.
I'm so grateful to the dear Lord for giving me my Mom.
My good friend, Barbara, suggested I post these pictures. This was the girls' Mother's Day tea at school and I was lucky enough to get to go. We had a terrible storm in the morning so they had to have it without electricity. It was wonderful. I'm so grateful for all the things I'm able to do with Allison and her children. I'm a lucky Grandma.