My Mom's hands . . . . . they have done many tasks in her almost 82 years.
- picking cotton and hoeing vegetable gardens as a child in rural Oklahoma
- standing and holding a small baby on a train as she traveled to see her husband one more time before he shipped out to the Philippines during World War II
- holding a rivet-gun, as she helped build bombers in a California defense plant
- painting and wall-papering rooms to make a better home for her family
- picking and preparing many jars of home-grown fruits & vegetables for her family to enjoy during those cold winter months
- washing clothes on a wringer washer, and then standing at the ironing board many an afternoon to make sure her family always looked their best
- mixing, kneading and baking bread that tasted amazing hot out of the oven with fresh churned butter
- clapping her hands with joy as her first grandchild took his first wobbly baby steps
- holding a week old great-grandchild this past Christmas -- it was her 14th great-grand!
Mom, I know I thank God for every day I still have your hands to guide me -- through happy times and sad times -- I knew your hands and your love would always been there.
Thank you Mom and Happy Mother's Day !!