I am grateful for the blessings of so many men and women in my family’s life who carry on friendship and parent-like duties with love that touches my immediate family. You all enhance the quality of my life and the life of our family members.
To my friends, daughters, granddaughters, sisters, nieces, cousins, aunts, mother grandmothers, and great-grandmothers, I salute you. Family history and the circle of friends and family help me toward resilience and living a better life.
To my sons and grandson, to those who help take care of my sons, I also equally salute you. And to my father, always helping me out of some bit of trouble, to my husband the rock of our family, to my brother who put up with more than any human should from me over the years, to other brothers in the extended family and nephews, to my grandfathers who helped me grow into the person I am today, a salute is simply inadequate. I have been aided by so many men and women, both family and friends. My salutes of gratitude and my hugs include all in-laws and extended family.
I began a list, so long and I did not want to leave anyone out, so I abandon the list, but not my gratitude to each of you.
I hope you will all continue to look to each other for aid and assistance. Mother’s Day is a day of true joy as we think on the reality that it takes a village not only to raise a child but to keep humans living in a way that we were meant to live. Certainly it takes a village to keep this woman going. Love and hugs to you all!
With Thanksgiving to God, we celebrate Mother’s Day!