Thursday, May 9, 2013

Theme Thursday: Mom

My mom turned 82 in March.  Here she is last spring with my dad, her husband of 56 years, and two of my older brother's children on Grace's First Communion Day at St. Catherine Labore Parish in Wheaton, Maryland.

My mom is great for all kinds of reasons, not the least of which is her sense of humor and unwavering devotion to my dad, her children and her grandchildren. (I guess you would need a sense of humor to put up with all of us.)

Also, she is one of the brainiest people I ever have met. She speaks many languages and worked for 10 years as a public school Latin and French teacher. Right now, she is in Florida with my dad. Instead of honing her golf game or working on her tan, she is writing a novel about her mother's native Argentina,  and teaching herself Creole so that she may volunteer at a health clinic for uninsured workers.

I love you Mom!

Linking up with Cari for Theme Thursday.


  1. Wow! What a great example! And those little grandchildren in the picture are so sweet!

  2. I'm tired just reading about her retirement. Wowza!

    1. It was funny; I called her before I went to visit them in Florida. "You aren't going to need to NAP when you get here, are you? I have a lot of things to do in the afternoon and I want you to come with me." she said! <3

  3. Your mom sounds like a wonderful woman!

  4. Wow, French and Latin? What an amazing mom you have!

  5. I'd love to sit and hear your mama speak some of those languages. What a fun mom you have!