"When you look into my eyes can you see the youngster I once was?
I was not always the woman before you.
Once I was… a young girl
that you never knew."
As a teen with Daddy when they were dating.
"Into my teens, for teachers I baked cakes and pies.
In singing contests, I won many a prize.
One day while competing, my future was sealed.
A handsome young man by me was thrilled.
He watched from the sidelines at the girl unknown.
He fell in love right there - away he was blown!
Said to his friend, “That’s the girl I’m going to marry!”
He made his plans. He did not tarry.
Once I was…a student - well, I tried to be.
But the boy who had become infatuated with me,
threw rocks at the windows of my classroom.
Wanted me to come out and play, I assumed.
You see, once I was…a teen like you,
falling head over heels with someone who
thought I was beautiful and worth a lot.
Once I was…not ‘old' as you may have thought."
Their wedding day
My beautiful mother with me
"Once I was… a young wife and mother.
I would dress to the nines in high heels and strutted.
I was a dark-haired beauty with energy to spare.
Did not always need this cane and this lift chair."
Mother and Daddy on their 50th wedding anniversary.
"I wish I could again dance and sing
like I did way back then.
I wish I could, because
you could then see, how I once was."
Having fun with two of her sisters
My mother, my confidant, my friend - I miss you so.
Don't forget to visit these ladies. They are posting their family pictures today.
This has been some week...I had to take hubby to the emergency room this past Saturday. He was doubled over with stomach pains. He just came home Wednesday afternoon. All is well and it's so good to have him home!
Do you remember reading last Friday's post about granddaughter Kathryn? Remember that I mentioned that three years ago she had to go to the emergency room for stitches and wouldn't go until she dressed as Dorothy Gale from Kansas?
UPDATE: This Wednesday, she was skipping to her kitchen table ("because she was so happy that she was going to do her homework") and she fell and hit her forehead on a chair. Yes, she had to be taken to the emergency room. Just so happened that she was already dressed in her fairy outfit, complete with big pink wings. That's the way she went to be stitched up this time. The doctor put "magic cream" on her forehead as soon as she got to the hospital so that she felt no pain. She had "magic string" that will disappear soon.