2016 Cultivating Gratitude: Being a Mother

mom and dad    Happy Mother’s Day!

I wanted today to pay homage to the woman who raised me.  I woke up thinking about her this morning and found this photo in some old ones.  I wanted to share.  This picture was taken before she became a mother (hence no wrinkles or gray hair) in San Antonio as a newly wed to my handsome father.  I’m not sure who the other person is and it is obvious they are drinking 7-Up (uh huh) and having a good time.

She was a stay-at-home mother for the most part, working some part time hours when we were in school.  She cooked, cleaned, sewed and dressed her three daughters in ruffles and bows making sure they had music lessons and learned to swim.  She even taught us to keep house and make our own clothing as soon as we began to complain about the ruffles.    brandi and chad

The second picture is of the two little darlings who made me a mother many years later.  They’ve changed a bit since the picture was taken. I love them both more than anything in the world.  They are stable human beings who make a good living for themselves and their families and appear to be happy.  What more could any mother want?

Well, I woke up this morning to hubby’s homemade cinnamon rolls and he is grilling a steak out at noon between the rain drops.  Life is good.


About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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