I can't say that my mom and I have always been real close. I guess I could blame it on middle-child-syndrome or me just being independent and stubborn. I've learned a lot from my mother over the years... her kids came first, having fun didn't mean you had to spend money to do it, sometimes it's okay to skip school and go to San Fransisco for the day, you do the best you can with what you are given and family is important. My mom has always been one to keep everyone happy even if it meant she would have to go without and she is still like that. She's a beautiful woman and I have no idea where I came from. She is very faithful and has a strong testimony. I love you Mom! I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day.
I have only had Barbara as a Mother for 8 1/2 years. She is the sweetest lady and raised an amazing family which I am so blessed to be a part of. She has always made me feel welcome. We constantly tease each other and joke about keeping a notebook with all the things we do to each other. She is a patient woman and very understanding. I couldn't have asked for a better Mother in Law. She hates having her picture taken, but I love seeing the joy in her face so I take them anyway. I love you Barbara and hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day!