Mother's Day

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

My siblings, Russ and I drove down to Richfield, UT to spend Mother's Day with my grandparents. My grandma is an amazing example of a mom. She has been through a lot in the last 15 years, including breast cancer, a stroke and many other health issues that are accompanied with these conditions. Last summer she had another scare and has been in a long-term care facility since then... up until this weekend, of course. It was wonderful being there to see her back in the home where she raised her family of seven. It was even more wonderful seeing a little bit of her personality come back. It's been hard to communicate with her over the last few years, but when I told her about the twins the joy and happiness on her face warmed my heart. It was the grandma I remembered, and seeing her was so, so sweet.

I hope every woman out there -- whether you are a "mother" or not -- had a happy mother's day. It's a beautiful holiday to celebrate all of the women in the world. I am especially so grateful for my own mom who has has taught me everything I need to know. I sure love my family. The end.


Angela Joy said...

Thanks Millie... What a beautiful post. Love you.

Allyson said...

I love the picture! It brought tears to my eyes! Good to see all of you, and especially seeing my mother was the best!! Thanks for sharing! Also, congratulations! So happy for you! Twins, how exciting for you and Russ.