my mom as a young mother to my three brothers, circa early 1960s.
my mom (little one), her older sister & their mother (my grandmother) circa 1940s.
I just came across these two photos of my mom, and felt a moment of wonder.
To see my mom as a mother to my three big brothers - them so young & my mom in her early 20s (looking so sweet in her striped top & shorts, I might add!) - caught me in my heart.
Then the photo of my mom when she was just a little girl with her big sister Ethel and their mom Lillian broke my heart wide open. I don't know why; words aren't coming to me, but I thought I'd share these photos with you on this Day of Mothers.
I am so grateful my mom was born, and that she kept having kids until I was born (the youngest).
Thank you, mom, for being the woman you are, for giving lift to peoples' spirits, for being the listener that you are, for letting me be myself, and all the little things that make you you.