Sunday, May 13, 2007
Happy Mother's Day!
This is my beautiful mother Helen. I know we all think our moms are the best on the planet, and in every case it is true, but this lady is truly one-of-a-kind. She has overcome adversity that would fell most people. She became a widow at 26, leaving her to raise my brother and me alone at the ages of 4 and 7. She met a wonderful man who adopted us and these two people set out to make my brother and me the most well-loved and cared for kids ever. She has faced a terrible autoimmune disease with courage and a tremendous strength. She almost lost my police officer brother to a gunshot wound to the head. She helped the whole family through this ordeal with her usual tenacity. She's a Christian who loves her Lord and Savior and she truly lives her faith. She has set an example that is hard to follow, but if I could be half the person she is I'd be happy. I love you, Mom!