The purest love you will ever see....

“And I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” ― Mitch Albom,
Mom with Morgan in her arms and Stacey on the right. 1981

Mom with Morgan in her arms and Stacey on the right. 1981

No art today... celebrating Mom's birthday in the journal.  Without her I would not be here painting... She is a treasure to our family and a blessing to all who know her.

This is my mom holding my youngest son, Morgan Pace, just after he was born and the little girl is Stacey Hendren, my daughter.  

Mom came every time I had a baby and two of the times stayed with me the first two or three weeks. When Stacey was born, Justin, our eldest, was only 15 months old, so she took Justin home with her for three weeks.

Mom with Morgan and older brother Justin, 1981.

Mom with Morgan and older brother Justin, 1981.

Only a mother could do that for her daughter.  It gave me special bonding time with Stacey.

When Morgan arrived four years later, my husband was gone to a family funeral two hours away with the loss of his grandfather. He was gone several days.   My best friend, Yvonne, picked me up from the hospital with Morgan the day after he was born and my mom arrived that afternoon to care for me and the three children.  Only a mother's love can be so carrying and passionate to be there so quickly and to help me get a jump-start with each birth.  Mom suctioned Morgan and rocked him between nursings. She cooked our food and read to the older two.  

She has spent her entire life giving and doing for all of her three children and her grandchildren and now her great grandchildren. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!

"When a trumpet is blown, listen!" Isaiah 14:3
Laurie

 

 

 

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