It seems like only yesterday that she was a young girl, celebrating her 5th birthday. As gifts, she had received a baseball and a bat! Her dad and uncle and siblings went out to play and on the first hit, the bat was broken and the ball was lost! It is nice that now, what was once sad is now a funny memory.
It seems like only yesterday that she was doing all that she could to help out her large family during times of need, giving her mother all of her babysitting money. Even though they were poor, they had fun times together.
It seems like only yesterday when she had her first real job. She bought herself a new blouse and gifts family. She felt so proud of herself.
Then, she worked at the ballroom selling tickets to the dance floor! The manager kept a close eye on her because all of the young men flocked to her booth!
It seems like only yesterday that she was married and then her strong, handsome husband was called up to serve in the war. Somehow they made it through those years. The children started to come and he worked so hard and so did she.
It seems like only yesterday that one day her husband was there with her, and then he was gone and she has had to go on alone without him.
It all seems like only yesterday, and yet very soon she will be 99 years old! Oh my, the things she has seen, the changes that have come and gone. Her children call her blessed and her life has been full of purpose. And she is my mom.
Written by Helen Reynolds of 3 Winks Design