"Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is...and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong."
―Donna Ball, At Home on Ladybug Farm
Mother's Day What a beautiful day today has been. I feel loved and blessed beyond measure.
CHEERS to my mother, "Mom/Mimi", who taught me to be "sassy", to love others unconditionally, to forgive quickly and to never, ever hold a grudge. She taught me not to worry about what others think of me, to be kind to myself and to others. She taught me that life's not fair and I should never expect it to be. Work hard, love God, serve others and enjoy a nice red in the company of friends...and sometimes even alone. Haha!
While people often think I became a nurse because she's a nurse, they are wrong. I never wanted to be a nurse...because she's a nurse...but fate had other plans. And now I've been a nurse for 36 years and some of our best conversations are about the nursing profession and her career, my career, etc. Nursing is a bond that we share and I'm forever grateful for it.
My children and grandson. I feel so blessed that God chose me to be Meghan and Alex's mother and now Weston's JoJo. Just when you think your heart cannot possibly hold any more love to give...it does. The magic of love.
I hope these children of mine know that they are loved unconditionally and that my heart is bursting with joy as we watch them grow into such beautiful adults. They make me so proud and so very happy. It's a joy just to hang out with them. To be with them, to hear what's going on in their lives, to celebrate with them and to share sorrows with them. I love that we get to share life with them. They definitely make my life better.
Taking the pictures and therefore missing in these pics is my hubby Rich, my partner in this journey called life. Without him this crew would not exist. I'm fortunate that he is my partner in this parenting/grandparenting thing. I know it brings him every bit as much joy as it does me.