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Those pictures, in the above collage, were taken at my mom's 98th socially distanced(sort of), outdoor birthday party. You can tell just by looking at her in those photos that she is amazing.
Okay, 2 sentences and I am already tearing up, so wish me luck getting through this Mother's Day Post.
My mom married my dad at the age of 18 and shortly thereafter, my dad was drafted into WII. She was young and had a lot to face in her life from that time on. She worked hard, always stayed strong no matter what life threw at her, gave birth to 7 children and has certainly seen a lot of history in her lifetime.
To look at me, I take after my dad's side of the family in looks. But, my mom has always told me that everyone says that I am more like her in personality. That is an extreme compliment to me, although I know I have had my dad moments as well. My goal was always to be as good of a mother as she was to her children. I fell short in a lot of ways, but I am so grateful for the example she always set for me. I thought that for this Mother's Day I would express to you some of the things that she taught me.
of my friends was late with her fabric and complained to the teacher that her family couldn't afford to buy the material. I went home and told my mom. She took me to the fabric store and had me pick out some material for my friend, even though we didn't have much money either. The next day I went to my friend privately and tried to give it to her. She was embarrassed and told that she had only said that to give the teacher a hard time and she had gotten the fabric. That was a little embarrassing for me, but the lesson of service my mom taught me has always stayed with me.
Happy Mother's Day
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!