Today would have been my mother's 91st birthday. She died in June of 2015. I am blessed by her love, her faith, her laughter, her music, and her enjoyment of family and friends.
This photo is from Christmas 2008. She loved cats but didn't really want to care for a cat, especially with how they can get underfoot and cause one to fall if you're not careful. So we got her a battery-operated cat that would move and meow, and if left alone, would meow again for attention.