Mother, Mommy, and then my Mom
Sunday School at Hope Lutheran
Summer camp where I learned to love Jesus
Swimming at Aunt Julie’s, Drive-in movies and Kennywood Park
Best cook in the world—homemade sauce & meatballs, grape leaves & stuffed olives
Anise bread for the holidays
Mancini’s Bread every day, provolone cheese and Beto’s pizza
Rough years in Jr. High, temper tantrums too
Carnegie Assembly of God got me straightened out
Apology letters to each other. Do you remember those notes we’d write?
Confidante in High School. Bruce, being at Gram’s house, love & graduation.
A new beau, this Allen from
How will you support my daughter you asked?? A ring and a promise to care for me
No worries Mom cos I’m sure he’s the One and I’m going to be Ok
Allen, my lover, my soul has been all that and more
Baby on the way, JD the blonde haired blue eyed peanut. You all came to take care of me. Colicky child #1
Toddler and Bethany kicking in the womb. Again you came. A boy and a girl, both within 2 years; colic again!
More trips back & forth with Megz in tow. Wave pool,
Kids are growing up too fast. High schoolers now and graduation looms.
2004—JD graduates; 2005—B graduates. Colleges far away. Heartache over
Our relationship is changing; Can you feel it? What can I say? I’m a grown woman too. Not always on the same page, but the love is always there Mom, it’s always been there. Respect and love. Remember that you pointed me to Jesus. Remember that you loved me no matter what I did or said. And I love you all the more…