Today is my Mother's birthday. She would have been 84 if...........
I remember many things about my Mom.
The Mom who baked things for school.
The Mom who made the best Clam Chowder on rainy winter days.
The Mom who painted.
The Mom who laughed.
The Mom who loved you no matter what.
The Mom who, as soon as Carlos and I moved in together, would introduce him as her son-in-law.
The Mom who was married to my Dad for over 50 years.
The Mom whose greatest day every year was Thanksgiving and her whole family was near.
The Mom who was a Nurse.
The Mom who loved to travel.
The Mom who taught me to love books.
I love my Mom.
I miss my Mom.
PS That top photo is one of my favorites, taken by my father when he and my mother were dating.
The bottom photo was taken of my mother in front of the trailer they bought while my Dad was stationed at Keesler AFB in Mississippi.