Today, I am reminded how special and loved she used to make me feel. She was a primary-level teacher and make our home festive on holidays much like her classroom. We had decorations and a little surprise gift in the morning when we woke up. I remember getting Valentine's Day socks, a new dress, or a nice pair of shoes.
It's days like this that I like to keep her legacy alive, so my children know her story. I'd trade a lot for the chance to have my mom know my kids. Sigh.
Anyhow, in honor of my mom today, I'm wearing a couple necklaces that she wore. One is a diamond heart my dad gave her one Valentine's Day. The other is the necklace she wore everyday with her initial "C" for Christine. I believe it was a gift from her mother, Rita, when she was a young girl.
And in her festive spirit, I made some blueberry pancakes cut out in heart shapes. Nothing fancy but just adding a little more fun and loving memories to our family.
I love you, Mom!
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