Okay, well this isn't what I planned on doing, but it is what I woke up with in my head at 3. Being the "Queen of Justification"- I can make it work. This is all about love, now isn't it?
The journaling reads:
This photo is of April (13), our mother Adelle (37), and Patty (17.) Taken on Toro Canyon in Santa Barbara down the road from our house.
Looking back, and realizing all the things our mother did, I am amazed. Much of it was done out of necessity, but she didn't need to do it all. She was a room mother for most of our classes- baking gingerbread houses for each class at Christmas and decorating personalized cookies for each student on Valentine's Day. She had a herd of milk goats, baked whole wheat bread (12 loaves a week), made her own jam, and sewed our clothes. At church she was a Primary president, organist, and early morning Seminary teacher. No, our house wasn't perfect- she wasn't super-woman, and talking with her later, it was surprising to find how inadequate she felt. But in tackling these things, she gave her daughters a priceless gift. We are not afraid to do what is hard, or try the impossible.
I used VRA Altered State, MRE Treasures, EHI Love Always, TCS Memoirs, VRA Buried Treasure, DEB Christmas Dinner, DMI Sage Brushes & TCS Merry Mine