Motherly Love

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Today is the day we celebrate the women that brought us into this world and/or raised us to be who we are. Whether the lady in your life is your biological mother, stepmother, a friend that has been like a mother, today is the day we think about them.

I’m fortunate that my mom is here as I know some do not have their mothers with them today. My mom is one of those people because her mother passed away when she was 25. It dawned on me today that my mom has spent 36 mother’s days without her her. It made me cherish the fact that I have celebrated 31 mother’s days with my mom and hope to spend many more.

This year we celebrate 100 years of giving thanks to the mothers in our lives. Mother’s Day was proclaimed on May 9, 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson. He asked Americans to give a public “thank you” on that day to their mothers and all mothers. See President Wilson below with his wife and daughters in 1912.

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Recently I helped my mom clean out her garage and one would think this was a daunting chore that no one wants to volunteer for. But fortunately for me, my mom’s garage was filled with so much of my family history. I found so many family photos that it was somewhat overwhelming. So many pictures of family members captured in those brief moments of time. I took home with me many of them which I am sharing here. I truly cherish family photos. They are my most prized possession.

Below are some of the photos I found:

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My great-grandmother, Kate, with my grandfather. Words cannot describe how much this photo warms my heart.

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My grandmother, Sue, holding my mother when she was a baby in 1952.

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My paternal grandmother, also named Sue. She is my only living grandparent.

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My mother is pregnant with me in the two top photos. My mom holding me on New Year’s Day in 1983 in the last photo.

I hope you enjoyed your mother’s day whether you are a mother of a two-legged or four-legged being 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day to you!

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