My own mother is no longer with us so celebrating Mother's Day has most recently been with just Rick and Elizabeth. However this year, since Rick's mom lives nearby now, we got to celebrate with her. And that's her, Patty, in the center. Rick is on the left, his sister Linda on the right. I don't know who that is in back.
My own mother went to be with the Lord in 2007. So, it's been a few years since I've spent a Mother's Day with my mom.
What you may or may not know, though, is that my own mother was not my first mother. She was my real mother ... but not my bio mother. I was not born to her but I was raised by her.
I am an adoptee and, may I add, a product of a very successful adoption. I have never, ever, even once regretted that I was an adopted child. Did I wish I could meet my natural mother? Yes, many many times. I'd still like to meet her. But even if I never do (and it's still very possible since she is only 17 years older than me) I will respect her till the end. What a wonderful gift she gave me in 1957. What an awesome thing she did in 1957. She truly put her child first and placed that child (me) in a 2-parent home. Since I haven't met this incredible woman, I can only say that my life was rescued when I was placed and my mother and father stepped up to take me.
My adopted mother, Edna Kellar is in heaven. My natural mother is unknown to me. But to both ladies ... I wish you a wonderful Mother's Day ... and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.