One thing I have learned about being a mom is it's a thankless job.
I don't have the closest relationship to my mom, mainly due to distance, but I love her and know she did the best she could with me, so here is my homage to my mamma!
|Mom, my older sister and me (1980)|
My mom is so funny. She is always the life of the party and everyone is friends with her.
Her good friend, Jon, is a famous Canadian sculpture artist, and even created a bust of my mom.
How many people can say they are forever around in art?! My mom, that's who!
She is also now a grandmother. She has four grandchildren through blood and three grandchildren through marriage. She also is a great-grandmother through marriage to two lovely kids.
I live in Hamilton. It's where I was born, and where my mom was raised. She was born in North Bay, Ontario though. Now she lives in Brockville, Ontario. It's about a five hour drive from us, including my sister. We don't get to see her very much so when we do it's a time to break out the camera.
This is my mom and I on Easter a few years ago. Since then my mom has lost a ton of weight. No, seriously, she has lost a whole person, and looks much different than here. I always loved her no matter what, but seeing her healthier and happier is a better feeling.
Here she is with my son. This was on her way to weight loss success. She is even smaller now. But this is the latest updated photo I have. This was taken in the fall, so not too far back. Still far enough to me.
With losing my dad, and my brother, I crave my mom and her attention more than I did as a child. It's good she lives farther away or I'd probably drive her nuts. She is all I have now, and though we have some differences, I love her to bits.
So now you have met my whole family, except the hubster. He will be the V post though, so wait for it!