Happy Mother's Day to all of you with children! I'm looking forward to a nice brunch with my son and future daughter-in-law, and my daughter and her boyfriend who are home visiting from Boston. I'm hoping it will be a beautiful day.
My own mother passed away a number of years ago, but she will certainly be in my thoughts. She was a terrific mom who put all of her kids first no matter what was going on. She led a very active life; she was Election Commissioner for Saratoga County for 26 years and was very involved with local and state politics in New York. I'd also like to credit it her with being a loving and caring grandmother to my children. It was her greatest regret that she would not see them grow up.
(The photo shows me [far left, in younger days!], and my two sisters, along with my mom.)
My mother developed lung cancer, even though she was never a smoker. She lived for two years with the disease before dyeing in 1996. While she was ill, we encouraged her to keep up with her hobbies. She loved to knit and crochet and read. Not long before she died, I had my rug hooking teacher put together the materials necessary for her to hook a chair pad. She was unable to complete it, but I did, and here is a photo of the pad.
I think that if she had lived, she would have become quite a hooker!! So, here's a tip of the hat to all the mothers out there, and special thank you to my mom.