My Mother was a very special kind of Mom.
She was the kind that loved us immensely, but also thought we could figure things out ourselves. (the opposite of today’s helicopter parenting ways)
She was the kind that worked a lot after my parents divorced.
She was the kind that laughed a lot and also the kind that yelled a lot when her kids were slobs. And we were.
She was also the kind that filled out every page of the baby book given to her when her kids were born.
I meant to say…..
She was the kind that filled out every page of the baby book given to her when her FIRST child was born.
Apparently she hadn’t quite gotten to the point where she could fill out my book.
Here is the first of many pages filled out in Mark’s book.
Here is a family tree for Mark.
Here is Suzanne’s first page of vital information.
Here is a family tree for Suzanne to cherish for the rest of her life.
Actually when I found this completely blank book after she’d passed away in 2015, I had a really good laugh.
The fact that she’d kept the book for 48 years was astonishing.
And I know for sure, she was laughing with me.
I mean, I know that she was busy for those entire 48 years…..it’s not like she wasn’t gonna ever get to it.
I was pretty excited to see that I did get mentioned though…..in Mark’s book for his Fifth Christmas.
In case you’re wondering “new sister” is Suzanne. BTW, I wasn’t THAT new…I was 3 months old and I did have a name.
Gosh I wish she were here when I found this…..we could’ve laughed about this one forever.
I miss you Bev!