Thanks so much for all you prayers. My last post was the morning of Feb. 21st. Sunday, the 20th, we moved mom to a hospice. She died the night of the 21st. She had such a hard time the 3 weeks she was hospitalized that it was a blessing for her. She has wanted this for the last 5 1/2 years since my dad died. We're just glad she is at peace. Things will have to be a little different from now on. We won't be able to go back "home" for holidays but the 5 of us will stick together and create new ways to celebrate. It will work out, just be very different. So thanks very much for all your concern.
On a lighter note, we have found some wonderful old pictures and cards etc . Some we had never seen. My mom was a keeper of "things". She hung onto everything. She even had a card I made 1974 or 75, quite possibly the very first one. I had my first 2 boys at that time, that's how I can figure a date. My sisters thought I should post my beginning card. There's quite a bit of difference between then and now. I was in my mid twenties then. Never thought anyone else would ever see this card, but here it is. I only had notebook paper and a few markers. Very simple. I think I have improved a little.