She couldn’t be more beautiful. I remember her as being such a hard worker, especially when she raised me by herself. She always worked and was a loyal employee. I remember there being times when she was so tired, but I just had to see my friend, who happened to live across town and she usually ended up driving me. Whenever I had a new interest, she’d let me embrace it and pay for my lessons. Being me, I would agonize over what to buy at the department store…she gave me a budget and I would take my time picking out and trying on everything. I had the coolest room and when I was a teenager, I just had to have my own telephone line. My mom would cook, clean, and do my laundry even after I was old enough to do it myself. When I was older and had a step dad we’d go skiing every weekend in the winter and camping in the summer. Now that I have children, organizing skiing every weekend is no small task and have yet to camp with them.
My mom knows how to celebrate life as well. She has always been here for the births of my two boys, my husband’s 50th birthday, my 40th, every Christmas since my boys were born and even their birthday’s. She never fails to be a call away to hear about us and the boy’s achievements.
I admire my mom for so many reasons and my boys adore their grandma. Thank you mom and Happy Mother’s Day! We love you.