|Posted by Sabrina Robertson on May 5, 2015 at 11:30 AM|
This week -- TODAY, as a matter of fact, marks my mother's 77th birthday! Now, I could get all mushy (I am), or wax poetic (I am), or pull some great quotes others have made about their mothers (I WILL!), so here goes:
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” ―Washington Irving
My Parents - 1955
No matter what I write today, or what ANYONE has written in the past, mere words could not possibly express how much my mother means to me. She is strong and independent, yet knows when to yield. Those may be some of the best lessons I have learned from her.
Another big family event this week is the graduation of Kelsey's fiance from the University of Texas in San Antonio. John has become a member of our family, sometimes to his regret! HA! We and his parents and sister from California will be in the stands at Alamo Coliseum on Saturday, apparently for many hours! I am a little nervous because we have never met John's parents before.
I will have a BIG announcement next week!
I also just found out that my German daughter, Simone, got married and has had her first child! A boy, Frederick! Simone came and lived with us for a year in 1995/96 as an exchange student. Her parents came from Berlin at the end of her school year and we have been friends ever since. We even hosted Simone's little sister, Julia, for a year in 2005/06!
NEXT WEEK: "I Could Not POSSIBLY Do This Alone!"
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