Mother’s Day Reflections

I enjoyed a wonderful Mother’s Day, honoring the wife of my two girls, by waking up with the dog at 6:00 a.m. and then after just dozing off, waking up with my youngest to start “her” Mother’s Day breakfast, which I ended up doing most of the work. After breakfast, I did the dishes and then went on a nice bike ride with my wife to the Botanic Gardens. In the evening, I drove to the airport to pick up my mother and father-in-law, who were traveling home from a funeral service.

This is the fourth Mother’s Day since my mother passed away. She was one of my strongest supporters, who helped model and set the stage for my present success. After my younger sister went to school, she went back to work. Her first job was as a volunteer librarian in the school that I went to. With this, she supported my love of reading by bringing the new books home to catalog (three cards, author, title, and subject) and letting me read them before they were first shelved. With several moves, she began her successful career as a Tupperware lady in 1974, where she empowered and taught women how to become salespeople. She nurtured thousands of people and for a time was one of the top 5 Tupperware ladies in the United States. In 1979, she appeared in both print ads and on a commercial. She always encouraged me to follow my heart and I am sure that she continues to be proud of who I have become.

I wish all a Happy Mother’s Day.

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