Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy Mother's Day!!! Here is a picture of my MOM!!! She's the best and she's here enjoying a day with her grandson (in the hat) and 2 great-grandchildren! She has taught all her 8 children to love unconditionally, help each other, and be true to yourself. She is an amazing woman and I can not imagine life without! Even though age has decided to play with her short term memory (and this is true of almost everyone I know regardless of age) and regardless of how many things she forgets...she never forgets to love us all! I love you Mary Bernadette Theresa Ehrhardt Voiland!!! It is she who taught me how to love. When I was little she'd recite a poem to me...can't recall all of it, but I do know these lines, "...you did not grow under my heart, but in it!" AFter 5 years of marriage and no children my parents adopted me...at age 4 months. Then 2 1/2 years later they adopted Jerry. We thought that was going to be it. Well then in 1960 - Edward was born, '61-Bernadette, '62-Mark, '65-Christine, '70(I think) MaryBeth, and '72-Joe. To this day we have children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren all the way to 2 years of age. It was the best family to grown up in, and it's the best family now!!! We still all plan our vacations and holidays together...and we're planning on another summer of visitors!!!
So thank you, Mommy, for the love you have shown me each and every day of my life!