to all the mothers out there and especially to my Amazing Mother. I know you will read this, Mother, so I will try not to embarrass you too much.
The previous sentence gives a clue to one of the many amazing things about my mom – at 90 years of age she is an avid computer user. She first started using a computer in her 80s (or was it late 70s?) so she could keep up with her children and their families by email and she soon added web surfing, playing games, reading my blog, linking to photo websites posted by her children and grandchildren, and googleing medications and birds and such. She gets quite perturbed when her computer is down!
Although she will deny it, she is smarter than all of her kids, maybe even all her kids put together. She holds her own in playing scrabble and cards. She is quite the card shark and plays to win whether it is bridge, canasta, kings on the corner, snitch, or gin rummy.
One of the things that I especially appreciate about her is that she has always been up to try something new, whether it is a new food or a new place to visit. I don’t know if it is nature or nurture, but all of her children like new experiences too. So – here is to you, Mother. Thank you for all that you have done for us and all that you have taught us. We are outrageously fortunate to have you as our mom.
Below are some "virtual" flowers for your enjoyment. A hibiscus growing in front of our cabana in Belize, daffodils from our house in Minnesota, and finally a banana flower and young fruit also from Belize.