I’ve been delaying all day, hoping that one of my more gifted-sisters/writers would take care of our McMother’s birthday post. Not because I don’t care to honor Mom on her birthday! It’s just that, I don’t even know where to start.
I can’t speak for Mom as to what she considers the greatest legacy of her motherhood. If I had to make a half silly, half serious guess, it would be our sister Mary’s nun-hood! But I hope that she (rightfully) takes credit for the fact that her four oldest daughters never considered anything other than staying at home with their children. Never with preachy words did Mom impress on us the dignity and importance of homemaking and motherhood. Mom simply radiates that truth.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Mom! Remember, none of us remembers your actual age. Besides, you’ve never looked your true age anyway!