Mother’s Day Greetings

In the ongoing effort of cleaning up the third floor earlier this week, I found a stash of postcards and greeting cards, some handmade by my kids, written or scribbled upon and saved. Saved by me cause I couldn’t bear to pitch them. Even a dot matrix computer printer card, made by the kids for me. A folded page of Murphy the Airedale’s inky footprints before any of the grandkids arrived and then I found a card with the addition of “baby” when Anna was expected.

Numerous photographs, too.

Happy Mother’s Day greetings, a partial collection.

Me as a young mother of 3 in 1983Me with the kids on way back to Germany in 1985 at Christmas after Aunt Bobbie’s wedding in Kansas City.

My mother as a grandmother holding Mark in 1977, Fort Knox, KY

Christmas 2017. Me with five of my grandchildren

Finding my place in the world of motherhood.

29 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Greetings

    • Thank you Peter. I’ve been tackling cleaning my third floor/ attic and found all those mother’s day cards. That’s just a sampling. Lots of previous memories is right. Went by in a blink as I look back.

  1. Happy Mother’s Day Ruth. Your children and grandchildren have a loving mother and grandmother in you. Enjoy your special day with love and appreciation from us.

  2. Especially loved the dog prints. We, too signed our animals’ names while waiting to expand our family with a two legged family member. Love seeing your family through the years.

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    • Aww thanks. My sons in-laws have a fifth wheel. I never knew what they were until I went to the lot to shop for one. Happy travels.

  4. Those cards were worth saving. Even I have saved a few cards over the years. Happy Mothers Day Ruth E!

  5. Happy Mother’s Day, Ruth! You are a wonderful, loving mother to all three of your children and a doting grandmother to all six of your grandchildren. They are so lucky to have you. Have a happy day!

  6. It was a treat to see the younger McGrath siblings in Germany- fond memories. Your Mom was so special and I was touched to see the photo of she and Mark.
    Happy Mother’s Day, Ruth.

  7. Gah – these images hit me right in the heart. So beautiful. [And Mark’s hair when he was a small kid – WOW! Hilarious.] 😉

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