Today, I want to acknowledge the immense blessing of the amazing Mother I am so blessed to call my own! Her name is Carolann and it's her 61st birthday today! We had a big bash for her 60th last year so the pictures of the cake and diamond mother's ring are from that. As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a mom and there's no missing the fact that it was because of the beautiful example I had. (Not saying I live up to that example folks... but that it's a lofty standard I am so blessed to have!)
Not only do I have a heart full of memories and examples to follow as I set out to nurture my little ones, but I am getting to watch and learn from her as she continues her powerful impact in the lives of her six adult children. She has beautifully handled the delicate balance of letting us leave and cleave while still speaking into our lives, spurring us on in that "way we should go". I am also learning how to be one heck of a Gramma!