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Mother's Day MemoriesPosted Sunday, May 11, 2008, at 8:46 AM
Happy Mother's Day, ladies!
My Mother's Day was yesterday, when my middle child Matthew, his wonderful wife Laura, and my adorable almost-two-year-old grandson Evan were here. Evan and I played together all day, while his mom and dad surprised me with a new flower bed, a clean front porch, and a delicious lunch! What a wonderful memory that will make!
Flowers arrived from my son and his family in Minneapolis (see photo), however, the best Mother's Day present from them was the February 25 birth of their third child, a daughter named Claire Coleen (good Irish name!)
Daughter Kristin called from Memphis to tell me she had made it home from a training trip to Norfolk, and that was a Mother's Day present in itself. She called earlier in the week, supposedly to check on the cats, but I have a feeling that she was also checking on Mom, who received an adorable cat Mother's card earlier in the week.
I wish my own mom could be here to see her great grandchildren, as they grow and thrive.
Thank you, God, for the blessing of children and grandchildren, as we celebrate this most wonderful day!
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Madeline (Giles) DeJournett is the Advance writer for the North Stoddard Countian. A retired high school English/history teacher, she spent 32 years teaching in 5 schools in Missouri and Alaska. These days, she lives quietly with a menagerie of wild and domestic animals on 52 secluded acres in the remote Tillman hills south of Advance. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and Southeast Missouri State in 1964. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 573-722-5322.
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