Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

This is my favorite photo of my mom. It is her wedding portrait. Some interesting things about my mom:

She is pretty much a walking miracle. When she was a young adult, she contracted a terrible disease called scleroderma. Basically what happens with scleroderma is that all the soft tissues in the body slowly harden until they don't function anymore. But for some reason, she went into remission and though she has had some residual effects from it, she is still here with us! (she had to have me & my sisters!)

She has a Master's Degree in Chemistry with a minor in nutrition (she's smart)

She worked part-time when her kids were little to help supplement the family income and to keep her sanity with 3 kids 3 and under (I was a few days short of 3 when #3 was born-#2 was 10 1/2 months).

She has taught me to love my heritage.

She has taught me to be a lady.

She was always there for me. I remember coming home from school shouting, "Mommy!" She would answer, "What?" No reason-I just wanted to make sure she was there.

She taught me sewing skills, cooking skills, homekeeping skills. (I nagged her to death until she finally relented to allow me to learn to sew. I was in the 5th grade. I think I nagged for a few years prior)

She listened to me for endless hours on the phone when I was a young mother with all my struggles.

She always made a big fuss over TL when we visited (and still does)

Thanks for giving me life-my mother. I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day.


Anonymous said...

AWESOME tribute to your MOM!!!!!


Mari said...

Oh I love that photo of grandma too. I've got a copy and I keep waiting for the perfect inspiration so I can scrapbook it in all its glory.