Sunday, May 14, 2006
Happy Mother's Day
Here am I with two of the most important mothers in my life. My Mom, who is 91, and my wife who might be upset if I tell you her age (hint: she is slightly younger than me, but only by two years - ha!) I can't tell you how grateful I am to have these two in my life. My parents raised a wonderful family who have remained close and supportive throughout the years. It was because of the example of our parents that we did so well. Even when Dad was working two jobs to support a family of five boys, Mom was there to take us to church every Sunday, even when Dad was working. She made sure we had the spiritual nurishment we needed. She has unconditional love for all of us and still, like all moms, worries about us. She has been staying with us since January and on Tuesday left to go to Ohio for a few months with a younger brother, Bob. We will miss here and pray she will be able to come back again next year as she usually does. Before Dad died, they used to come down for a few months every year. Then for his last two years, Dad wasn't able to travel. When Dad died in November of 2003, from my type of leukemia, several other cancers, and a very bad heart, she again came down that next January. This was her third year spending January to May with us. She is in pretty good health except for the terrible arthritis in her knees and hands.
My wife is a fantastic mother to our girls and grandmother to our grandkids. She bends over backwards to do anything for them. Again, a mother's love has no bounds. Our grandkids adore her, and they should. She spoils them with only a love a grandmother can display. And yet, she still has plenty of love left over for me. God blessed me with the finest lady I could ever have found to be the mother to my children.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers reading this.