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Happy Mothers Day Mom and Grand-mom

By on May 11, 2014 in Photo Post, Text Post with 0 Comments

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Today on this specialist of days I think about how much I miss both my mother and grandmother. My mom because it has been more than 6 months since I’ve been back to Detroit to see my family (thanks crappy global warming winter) but it feels like years, and my grandmother who passed on years go but was someone I felt increasingly close to in my adulthood.

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Now as a father of 3 small children, I see from a different perspective how important moms are in the lives of their children and just how much influence they have. Nothing trumps a mothers love for her child. And no matter how much love I show my children they always want mom when something makes them sad or hurts. Moms are the rock, the glue, the universal center of any family.

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So today as I reflect back on my own childhood, I have much to be thankful for. I had two incredible parents who gave everything of themselves for the sake of the family. As a parent I can see and appreciate that more than ever before in my life.

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Thank you mom and grandma for all that you did to help make me who I am today. I love and miss you both.

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And mom, I realize you may not enjoy all of the photos I selected, but they all have special meaning to me so I hope you can forgive me. For what it’s worth I hate the way I look in almost every one of them. Really, a fanny pack? How did I even leave the house with that on?

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