She’s a mother of three, a grandmother of 11, and has been married to my dad for 50 years.
(The dog in the picture is her 4th child, “Nick”).
Growing up, I could always count on my mom. She was lucky enough to be a stay-at-home-mom and didn’t work out of the house until I was in high school. My mom was a babysitter to the neighborhood kids whose parents had to work. They still visit her when they are in town because of the fond memories they have together.
She was my brownie and Girl Scout leader; she enrolled me in ballet and tap classes; she made me take piano lessons for 10 years, and she encouraged me to play guitar in the church choir. Sadly, I was, and am still, tone deaf and cannot carry a tune. I felt bad for those that had to suffer through listening to me thanks to my mom’s insistence
These experiences and opportunities were ones my mom encouraged (often required) me to participate in, and I’m grateful to her for that. She (and my dad) taught me that a college education was extremely important and that you have to work for everything you want to achieve.
She’s always been there for me, whether it was just a band-aid, a hug, or to help me and my husband manage the kids when I travel.
All of her grandchildren are lucky because she goes out of her way to attend their performances and sporting events, and she treats them well on special occasions.
My mom volunteered while I was growing up, and she still does today. She is a role model as a mother and a person that has been there to help others.
I love you mom, and so admire you. Happy Mother’s Day.