to my mom

For Mother’s Day I thought I would look through some of my photos and find ones of my mom that I felt exemplified who she is as a woman and mother.  I tried to find ones that just seemed like Mom.  I made them into this little collage here and looked at them.  As I looked at them I realized how often my mom plays the role of a comforter and nurturer.  She is so compassionate and caring–especially when it’s hard to be compassionate and caring.  That’s a gift she has.  She’s also a great teacher, and I’m not just talking about in the classroom, but also on an everyday level.  I never realized how much of an influence she has had on my love of learning.  She has always loved to read, and read to her kids and grandkids.

Happy Mother’s Day Mom.  I can’t thank you enough for the tremendous influence for good you have had on my life and my family’s as well.  Love you!

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