While going through some of Mom's old photographs.... she has boxes of them.... sigh...
I came across a couple of old black and white snapshots that I think really capture the essense of Mother's Day for me. Of course my Grandma and Great Grandma are no longer living.
In December of 1953, my Great Grandmother looks a little skeptical, perhaps because I was my Mom's firstborn! She was probably thinking that Mom was going to have her hands full before too long! LOL!
I loved my Grandmas dearly!
Here is a photo I cherish of my Mother when she was very young. I will have to ask her how old she is here because I'm not sure. For a time, they lived in the log house you see behind her. Can you spot that little wooden rocking chair in the photo? It was made by a neighbor for Mom. She still has that little chair. My mom is 85 now. Can't believe that chair has survived 5 kids and countless grandkids!
Mom is doing fairly well these days... dealing with congestive heart failure. We take each day as it comes. She tried to go down and pull some weeds out of the peonies the other day and got so out of breath and heart pumping so fast she had to lay down when she came in the house. She loves her flowers and yard work. Sadly she just isn't going to be able to do much of that anymore.
We are trying to get her unsafe deck replaced this spring so she can container garden a little easier and safely as the deck has seen better days.
She deserves it so much... but the carpenters who came by to do the work last fall still haven't returned to start the work. Frustrating, but I hear this story more often than not from others who are wating to get work done.
And another old photo that just makes me laugh. Mom and I and our dog Zippy. I remember Zippy as if it were yesterday! I think he must have been one good little Boston Terrier to have put up with that head strong little Cathy!
Hoping you all have a beautiful Mother's day this Sunday... and remember... even though you may not BE a mother, we all have a mother to celebrate!