SAL-VA-TION: by grace

E-LEV-EN: children from 1984 to 2006

HOME-SCHOOL-ING: since 1990

DOWN-SYN-DROME: susie and gabe

GRAND-CHILD-REN: since 2010

FAITH-FUL-NESS: my steadfast rock, my biggest supporter, my leader, my friend, my love, my husband

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother's Day

Jean Marie Quisley Sundsbo Johnson; March 23, 1939-March 27, 2002

Happy Mother's Day Mom. She's been gone for over 9 years, but left the gift of a loving example for me to pattern as I raise my own family. This is one of my very favorite pictures of her, taken in August 1980. This is how I remember her, brown hair, big smile, crooked teeth (before her partial), barefoot, doing something for someone else (in this case she was sewing clothes for me to take to England), and a cup of coffee nearby. She was also never without a cigarette, but I'm glad I can't find it in this picture. It's the one bad memory of I have of growing up with her, and it ended her life. I love you, Mom!

1 comment:

Emily said...

Such a precious memory. Dana looks just like your Mom!