"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER"
A word that means the world to me. I am not sure just when this picture was taken, but I am thinking when she was in her late twenties. She was a retired school teacher for grades k-6. She loved teaching kindergarten and also taught remedial reading to students that needed the extra help. I posted before how she rode a horse to her first teaching position. To this day, I am amazed at her doing that! LOL! She was a breast cancer survivor (single mastectomy) and also survived cancer on the tongue, for which she had surgery to remove a small piece of the tongue. She was a non-smoker but still had the misfortune to get that. She came through that also with flying colors and by doing her word practice everyday, you couldn't even tell she had the surgery. So important to get our tongues checked at each dental checkup! Through both of these very trying ordeals, she kept a positive attitude, which in turn, made her family stay strong and positive! There were five of us! :) She passed away at the age of 96 in 2006. A strong lady! We miss you Mom!