This is a fun picture of my mom, Kendall, and of course, Cricket at Nielsen's -- having ice cream before Kendall left today.
My mom came down today and we went shopping, lunch, and had time to just talk . . . I love her so much! Thanks, mom.
I have learned so much from my mom. She is so loving and kind and cheers me on in whatever I am doing! She does this for every one in our family. I love that my kids and Steve also feel so close to my parents. They are so wonderfully supportive of us all. I credit my mom for my spunk and believing in myself. I always knew my mom believed in me. My mom is a great example to me in her passion of learning . . . she is always reading a book, taking a class, or travelling some place new and exciting!
Last night I watched the interview on CNN with the three American hostages freed this past week - when asked what they had gained from their horrendous experience, they all replied added gratitude for their lives and their relationships -- they encouraged each of us to treasure our time with our friends and families and not take it for granted.
Thanks, mom for always showing this example to me -- I always have known that to my mom -- we are top on her list of priorities!
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you. Frederick Buechner