I am also grateful for the little squirrel that just ventured on to our front porch where I am sitting, reminding me of the mothers of all creatures.
I am especially thinking of my mom on this Mother's Day, two days before she moves into the nursing home in our hometown. I so appreciate that she was able to make this decision herself and that there is quality care nearby. I am surprised by the myriad emotions I am feeling, and I know other family members are experiencing as well. They range from relief to sadness and many more.
I am thinking of my friend Sheila who is just weeks away from her eldest daughter graduating from high school and just weeks out from the death of her youngest daughter. What a range of emotions she must be feeling.
And I close, so very thankful to be a mom and stepmom myself. Here are Sam and I just yesterday.
I am proud of this young man and blessed to be his mom. I am also proud of my stepchildren Arthur and Emily; the adults they have become, their hard work, and the obstacles they have overcome. I am excited for our growing family. I love you all.