|Mom in 1st grade, Bradford, Massachusetts|
I feel as if I have been away from this blog forever and miss both the creative outlet it provides and the friendships I have formed through blogging. I've written many posts in my head during the past six weeks but haven't had the emotional energy to put them into words.
|Mom as a baby in Bradford, England|
Over the past month I've come to learn a lot about my Mom that I overlooked when she was well and I took her presence in my life for granted. I learned what an incredibly strong woman she is and I'm humbled every day by her patience, positive attitude, and will to live.
|Mom at Hampton Beach, N.H., 1943...age 22.|
|Uncle Arthur , Dad, Mom, Aunt Marion, Bradford, Mass., June 1946|
After marrying our Dad in 1946, Mom was busy raising four daughters in the 50's, 60's and 70's.
(We definitely gave her a run for her money back then...)
|Our family in 1967...Cheryl, Andrea, Joanne and Nancy with Mom & Dad|
|Mom on 91st Birthday at Texas Roadhouse...|
She rode the bull!
It is because of the example Mom set for us.
So now, as I visit Mom each day, I whisper to her what I wish I had said to her more often over the years...
"Thank you, Mom...I love you."