Lefty & Fifty-six

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Living in... Mother's Day

How could I not post today!

I am my own woman and my mother.

My mom, Sharlene was a talented, strong independent woman
who taught me all the good characteristics that I possess.

She left this earth with a great legacy of determination to
be successful in living with health obstacles that
we may encounter with our imperfect bodies.

I still and will always cherish her.

I found this quote that says exactly how I view my mother;

A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally
in the family confederacy, an extension of her self.
And mothers are their daughters' role model,
their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships.
~Victoria Secunda


Me and mom in 1978
(the day of my first marriage)

Mom and me celebrating my 40th birthday
(1998)

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Here are my "BONUS" Mother's.....

Left to right: Juana (Dalton) Terry & Margie(Smith) Swenson

Thanks for your example and love!

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come
by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds.
Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters,
aunts and cousins, comrades and friends
- but only one mother in the whole world.
~Kate Douglas Wiggin

1 comment:

Juana said...

Dear Melanie. I love what you wrote about Sharlene. What an honor it is to be your Bonus Mom. Who would have thought? I treasure our friendship. I only wish we had more time to share together. You are an awesome woman. I see so much of what I know to be Sharlene in you. I am proud of you! --Love, Juana

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I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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