Sunday, May 11, 2014

My Take On Mother's Day

by Leann

Not everyone wins the "mom lottery." My brother and sister and I did not. So, I tried my best to be the mother to my kids that I never had. If their success as adults is any reflection of the job I hoped to do, then I succeeded. For me, Mother's Day is about feeling good about the responsible, kind and generous people they are--and the two other kids I gained when they both married. I am celebrating them today with a picture album blog of the East Coast kids (NYC) and the West Coast kids (Seattle)!

My son is a wonderful dad and here he is leaving for his first father-daughter dance with the eldest granddaughter.

My daughter just gave two performances this week and here she is working her craft as a dancer and performance artist. She's on the right.

My daughter-in-law gave birth to 3 beautiful girls and I hope she is having an awesome Mother's Day herself. Love those beautiful grandkids!

My son-in-law can make me laugh in a heartbeat and here he is with the fur-grandbaby Simone. Adore them both!

And here's pictures of just how much they care for each other in their relationships. I am a proud Mom today.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL!

10 comments:

mary kennedy said...

These are fantastic photos, Leann!! So glad you posted them, have a great day!

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks so much Mary! Have a wonderful Sunday, yourself! :-)

Diane LaBrie Leverson said...

Happy Mother's Day Leann. You have raised two lovely children and this is a nice way for you to celebrate Mother's Day.

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks so much Diane!

Denise Z. said...

I didn't win the mom lottery either. I mean, I liked her as a person, but as a mom, meh. I like the way you have redirected your focus. It's a healthy response. Good for you.

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks Denise. Turning things so you can heal is so important.

Lynda said...

You have a beautiful family Leann and concentrating on the present and future is a very healthy way to live. Cute picture of Simone - hope he's doing well after health scare a while back.

I did hit the mom lottery. My mom was not only an awesome mom, but she was my best friend. She passed away from cancer at 62 - way, way too soon. So, Mother's Day can be hard - some years worse than others. But I have my family of furbabies to comfort me - and they give great hugs.

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks Lynda. I am so sorry your Mom passed away when she was so young. Your furbabies do love you unconditionally and yes, they give GREAT hugs.

Mary Jane Maffini said...

Lovely and moving post, Leann! Brought a tear to my eye. These are beautiful photos and beautiful people. Lucky them and lucky you. XOXO

MJ

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks so much MJ! They are special kids, that's for sure!