All that I'm after is a LIFE full of laughter, as long as I'm laughing with YOU!

May 7, 2008

09.23.1974

Sept 23, 1974....that when it all began for me. The top 2 photos are from the hospital when my mother had me, that is my dad and brother in the first one. The photo on the bottom right is right after they brought me home from the hospital (in a Model A- a story for another day). My brother wanted to be the first one to hold me...so they let him! And the last photo, bottom left is me and my brother on my first birthday, with my favorite toy "Ollie"!
My mom has always been a great mom & still is to this very day. We talk often and love to do things together, although we don't get to as much as either of us would like. She was a stay-at-home-mom but she gladly made that financial sacrifice to spend time with us and be a hands on parent. She spent time with us, taught us things and built not only relationships with my brother and I, but friendships. Sure, we've had our ups and downs through the years. I wasn't exactly the easiest kids to parent...but she has never let any slack in the line that connects my heart to hers!

13 comments:

Chell said...

I love the old photos I should dig some out..

Sara said...

"...but she has never let any slack in the line that connects my heart to hers!"

I positively love this sentiment! Your mom sounds like a dedicated, loving lady.

Becky said...

Why is your mom behind a velvet rope in that first one? Was the hospital some kind of exclusive night club? :-D

Nicole said...

what a great little story board you made!

Michelle said...

what great photos you have! your mom sounds like a special lady.

Mom2Drew said...

Awe, what treasures!

pakosta said...

beautiful shots and story and it looks like your brother really adores you as well!

tara

Jess said...

These are so great! I love looking at old pictures! Your mom sound amazing. :)

Gypsy Girl said...

What great photos you have. Such sweet jounaling.

Margaret said...

What great shots. I love hearing about your mom, too. Sounds like a fabulous woman!

Bobbi said...

I have loved all your posts this week. Thanks so much for sharing these old photos and glimpses into your life :)

Jennie said...

Lovely photos! I'll have to dig some out and post them too :) Sounds like a wonderful mom.

~ Jayme ~ said...

I love the photos and the story you shared! My hubby was born exactly 4 years after you... 9-23-78. :)