Wednesday Medley this week is all about Mother's Day! None of us would be here without them!
Grab the questions from Terri's blog right here and link up tomorrow with your answers.
1. Where did your mom grow up?
Her first 13 years were spent in Oklahoma City and then the family moved to a small town in Arkansas for country life. Her Dad felt he needed to get his family away from the worldly influences in the city. Momma and her siblings weren't too thrilled about the move, but I am very happy about that decision since she met my Dad in Arkansas.
Mom and her older sister, Doris,
with cousin Merle in the middle in Oklahoma.
2. Tell us about her siblings, if she has/had any. Did you have a favorite aunt or uncle?
She had a brother and two sisters. I loved all three of them. Aunt Doris, the oldest, lived farther away, but we loved visiting her. She was a sweetheart! Uncle Sonny was fun and a teaser, and Aunt Nancy was closest to me in age and maybe she was/is a favorite? Nancy is now the only one still living at age 79. She reminds me so much of my mom.
3. What is ONE of your favorite memories you can share with us of your mom?
Terri knows we can't share just one! There are so many things about my sweet Momma to cherish. I thought it was pretty cute that after we kids were gone to school that she pulled out a pair of our roller skates and skated on the driveway and garage! One of my favorite memories was the delight she experienced when my husband and I took her and Daddy on vacation with us to Colorado. Although she was suffering with cancer, she never let it rob her of the happiness in being with her family or the things she could still do. Even sleeping on an air mattress on a camping trip!
4. Please share a picture or two of your mom with us.
She loved being outdoors working in the yard.
She liked dressing up.
She began working outside the home after we were gone and she loved her job.
She loved her grandbabies!
(Robyn was the first!)
A sweet and loving Momma!
A Mother's Day sometime in the early 80's!
5. Let's not leave out the grandmothers. Share what you will.
My maternal grandmother was Granny. She had a big heart and a big laugh. Always sweet, always giving, visited us often, gave good hugs and gifts. My paternal grandmother was not really given to outward affection, but we knew she loved us.
Granny with my sister and me.
Granny and Momma
Me, Granny and Momma
6. Do you have any special plans for Mother's Day? No clue.
This I know! My Momma endured many hardships in her brief lifetime and counted it all joy! She has been an inspiration to me over the years, more so as I grow older and think of all she did and sacrificed. The one thing most important to her she shared with her children and that is our Savior's love for us and us a love for Him and His Word!