Mother’s Day 2012
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~Oprah Winfrey
Today is Mother’s Day. I’m swinging on the porch swing thinking I totally agree with Oprah’s quote. I’ve some motherly women in my life. Sad to say, most of whom are no longer with me and only one I called Mother.
First, the little four-foot six-inch Irish immigrant Oma Julia. Oma because she married into a strong German family who settled in Texas. She began the lineage.
Next there’s her daughter Helen, the one who birthed me:
Apologies to my brother born over a decade after this picture was made. I couldn’t find a picture of all four of us with Mother, which made me sad. (Note to self–take more pictures.)
Then there’s Rose, the Mom-in-love I inherited when I married. What a jewel she was!
She raised one fine son and for that, I am eternally grateful.
And last, but never least, my Aunt Bick, the one who always says, “The stork just left you at the wrong house.”
We’ve had some real adventures through the years. I love when you remember and we can relive those moments.
Can’t end a Mother’s Day blog without special thanks to these three who ushered me into the ranks of motherhood.
And all of theirs who crowned me grandmother.
Happy Mothers Day to them all and all of you. Hope everyone is having a fantabulous day.