Sunday, May 11, 2008

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

No, I didn't take this photo, but because it is Mother's Day I thought it was a good photo to post. My Mom was a single parent long before it was fashionable. She was widowed at 48. At the time my brother was a college freshman and I was eleven. To support her children, my Mom started teaching elementary school. But her most valuable lessons were taught at home to me about life and death, right and wrong, loyalty and determination and rising above adversity. As a child I was in awe of her. Mom is ninety now. I am still in awe of her. She continues to do things that amaze me. Her thirst for knowledge cannot be satiated and her curiosity and interest in the world around her is keen. But most importantly, school is still in session---she is still teaching me things every day. I am a very willing student.

2 comments:

Three Tiny Poms said...

Great picture!

Lynda Tollner said...

Your mom was my first grade teacher 42 years ago. She was the best teacher I ever had. Her name comes up at every high school reunion. Please tell her Lynda Tollner (the redhead) says hello.