Happy Mother's Day to all you ladies out there. Whether you gave birth to a child or you raised another person's child, I wish you a Happy Mother's Day.
And this blog today is to honor all of the wonderful mothers in my own family.
From my Grandma Peters, who I loved dearly, as she raised six children by herself since my Grandpa was killed in the line of duty, as a police officer. Her name was Anna, and she was born January 6, 1872 and died at the age of 90. She had this long dark hair which she brushed each morning and night, and wore in a bun. Her hair was all the way down to the back of her knees, and not a gray hair was found. She had all her own teeth, could hear very well, but she did wear glasses, as you can see from the picture. Some good German stock. I miss you, Grandma.
And then there was Aunt Rose, sister-in-law of my father. She and my Uncle Pete (her husband) raised my sister Nancy, my brother Mike and myself, from the time we were very little until we were out of school. She took really good care of us, and one of the things I remember most about her is that she made all of our clothes all those years. And I mean everything, including undies. LOL And what a fabulous cook she was. I still think of all those wonderful meals she put on the table. Thank you, Aunt Rose, for all you did for us.
Next would be my sister, Nancy, who gave birth to four children, three boys and a little girl. I'm sorry to say her little girl did not survive at birth, but she raised three wonderful boys. Another wonderful mother in our family!
And I guess I'm next, giving birth to three children, two girls and one boy. I have always loved being a mother, and I hope I did a good job raising my three.
One of my daughters, Laura, has four children: two girls and two boys. They all live in Maryland. She was born to be a mother in my eyes. She is a wonderful mother, and truly loves her children and would give her life for any of them. This I know and I applaud her for it. She is one of those mothers who doesn't get bent out of shape when something goes wrong. Her patience is unending, and believe me, she needs all that patience at times. LOL
My other daughter, Debra, who lives in Kansas, has raised her husband's son since he was a little boy. Adam was Debbie's son from the time she married Jim. Adam has grown up to be a fine man, and now has two children of his own.
Now comes my daughter-in-law, Beth, who has given birth to my wonderful grandson, Joshua, who will be turning 16 next week. I am fortunate to have them live very close to me. Beth is a wonderful mother and I love her for her love of my son.
And last, but not least, is my grand daughter, Amanda, who is the mother of three little ones, and another baby due in September. She, like my daughter Laura, I believe, was meant to be a mother. She truly reminds me of Laura in many ways, including having a lot of patience.
So, as you can see, our family has many mothers, and I salute all of them.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL OF YOU!!!