|One of my favorite shots, of my mom and all of her girls|
My mom isn't pretentious and has never been particularly career-minded or concerned with personal goals, but instead has been satisfied with a simple life for us that now involves her grandchildren. She's not what most would call driven, and that's what I like about her most; she's been a constant instead of trying to plan for the next big thing on her own behalf. Because of this, I can always count on her love, affection and support no matter what is happening in my life. As for lessons, those that she taught me as a little girl have served me well. Even in a small Tennessee town, I was required to have impeccable manners, perfect grammar and to speak to adults with respect: (I can also clean a house like nobody's business) Those basic skills have served me well. Without her discipline and guidance, I would have never had the opportunities I have today. Above all, she gave me love, and still does. She doesn't hold back in telling me, my sister or my nieces whenever we speak. We are all lucky to have that unconditional caring in our lives.
|With my mom and my sister celebrating my marriage Oct 2011|