HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
In honor of Mother's Day, today's Sentimental Sunday will highlight all the women in my life who I am honored to call mother - in one form or another. But, first I want to honor my own two daughters, whom I love with all my heart and by whose very presence I have the privilege of being called "Mom". Katie and Madeleine, I love you both more than you will ever know. And I am honored to be your Mom.
This picture was taken in Sagres, Portugal last April. I have a whole series of pictures of the girls and I playing in the surf. I love all of them. This was such a happy moment!
Next, my Mom! This picture was taken last summer at my Mom's birthday party in my backyard. With us is my younger brother, Paul. My Mom is the most self-sacrificing person I have ever met. My brother and I are her whole world and I know that posing for this picture made her very happy. Love you Mom!
Next up is my wonderful stepmom, Sandy! This picture was also taken in Portugal. This time in Belem. Sandy is my stepmom, but she is so much more than that. She is my friend. And if it wasn't for her, I don't think I would have the wonderful relationship with my Dad that I do. Sandy is also the author of the blog It's a Jungle Out There. If you haven't checked it out, you should. Sandy, I value our friendship and our family relationship more and more with each passing year.
Lastly, I'd like to honor my mother-in-law, Audrey. This picture was taken about 2 years ago at Audrey's surprise 75th birthday. Here she is with her three children and her husband, Gary. Audrey would do absolutley anything for her children and she always puts her family first. Thanks for always being willing to lend a helping hand, Audrey.
And to all of you Moms out there, Happy Mother's Day! I wish you a day filled with hugs, kisses and love. Enjoy your day.