My dad. He taught me things that I still value greatly today. There aren’t enough words to describe my love for him.
My MIL who was more of a mom than my own mom ever was. I will always be grateful to her for raising the incredible man that I married. She did a great job. (Thanks Mom!) Yes, I called her mom.
My grandparents for always showing me love and support.
My elderly neighbor who was so cheerful and was a joy to be around. She treated all of the neighborhood children like they were her grandchildren.
She treated all of her adult neighbors like we were her children. She baked cookies for us. She came to everyone’s neighborhood gatherings and went out to lunch with a few of us. We adored her!
She only had one child, a daughter who left New Orleans to sing opera in New York. Her daughter loved New York and remained there.
She never complained about her daughter being away. She never made her daughter feel guilty about living her dream.
She was so proud of her daughter. Her daughter visited once a year and was just as sweet as her mom.
My neighbor loved life and her joy was infectious. She had been a widow for many years. We all adopted her as part of our families.
Her daughter said to us that she had always been a dear mother to her. She kept her sweet personality throughout her life.