This is one of my favorite pictures of mom.
She loved to cook and bake! For the family, neighbors, friends and for church activities.
Most of my adult life I was several states away from my parents. I begged and begged my brothers who lived in Utah to go remodel her kitchen, I would contribute to the cost. But it never got done. She got by though, things didn't have to be perfect for her to still enjoy it!
Mom was also very thoughtful and reflective. She loved to read like I do. She would sometimes carry the weight of the world on her shoulders, worrying about her family, friends and people she didn't really know. That's one thing I wish I hadn't inherited from her.
Mother's Day is always a little lonely now. I love her and miss her.