With Mother’s Day fast approaching, and graduations right around the corner, this picture seems apropos.  Yes, the snake Jane is holding is fake, a gift big sis Rebecca brought back for her from Senior Trip, and yes, our Mom seems none too pleased it’s in the picture.  But what a nice memory it captures.

Today, we watch as our own children grow and progress.  There’s a college graduation for Jane’s oldest this month, and Rebecca has newly become a grandmother.  The hectic and exhausting days of raising little children are behind us, but we look back with a certain wistfulness on that time in life, as no doubt our mother did, rubber snakes and all.  We now watch as our children’s lives continue to unfold and give thanks each day for having these amazing children, and for having had an amazing mother, in our lives.  

Wishing each of you a happy Mother’s Day.