I was going through some pictures the other day at dad's and I found a bunch of pictures of me as a little girl that I had never seen before. This one is from the time we were living in Puerto Rico. Here is a picture of me with my dad and mom. Isn't she beautiful?? She was beautiful inside and out. She got cancer when I was 6 years old. They treated it with cobalt radiation (no chemo then) and it went into remission until the summer of 1990. She and dad were on a trip to Alaska when she started having pain in her left shoulder and arm. They came home early and it was discovered that the lymphoma was back with a vengeance. She died 5 months later on January 23. She was such a brave, strong person throughout that 5 months.Here's what my mom was like...she had a positive, outgoing personality with a dose of feistiness and loved to cook and entertain. She was well known for her awesome tea rings. She was happy and laughed a lot, sometimes getting the giggles. She had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing. She loved the Lord, her family and she dearly loved her seven grandchildren! Her eighth one Katelyn, was born 5 months after she died. Our lives have never been the same since she has been gone. We often think of how she would have enjoyed watching her grandkids playing baseball and basketball and going to the musicals. She would love her three great grandchildren. Even though we know we will see her again someday, we miss her! Today on Mother's Day I feel blessed to have had her for my mom!