Mom love

We zipped on downstate this past weekend to visit with my Mom and a bit with my Grandma too for Mother’s Day. In addition to lots of Mom love, we were blessed with gorgeous spring weather (no coats!) and a virtual feast for the eyes: all the flowering trees were in full bloom. Fields of endless dandelions. Tulips, tulips and more tulips. Absolutely lovely.

Poor Chris was sick with a yucky cold AND pink eye so he wasn’t in the best of spirits, but somehow he managed to tackle a huge project for meine Mutti, for which I know she is incredibly grateful. It sure helps to have a handy son-in-law!

Speaking (err, writing) of meine Mutti, she just hasn’t changed. Check out this photo of her from about 30 (!) years ago and then today. Amazing!

And Grandma! Isn’t she just adorable? Almost 90 and she was in a pretty darn joyful mood because the Tigers had a no-hitter on Saturday. Woot woot! And she got to snuggle with the little birdie for a bit. A rare treat with the squirmy little lady.

I’m so very grateful to be a Mom. There was a time when I didn’t think I would be able to have children and I feel so blessed to have a happy, healthy, beautiful, funny, feisty daughter. And even more blessed to be expecting another child this year. I love this precious, exhausting, wonder-filled time as a Mom, even though there are moments when I just want to punch out at the end of my shift. No such thing…!

To all the Mamas out there, thank you for all that you do to make the world go ’round. We all live in a better world because of the tireless work you do. XO

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  1. Awww … that was so sweet, Ashlea Jane. Grandma Turner is wonderful, isn’t she? Thanks sooooo much for all your help this weekend – I know it was a struggle for Chris to tear that deck off while he was sick, and somehow I’ll try to make it up to him! I AM very grateful for his help!!! Terrific breakfast you put on …. and I just can’t get enough of that little Wrenegade … .

  2. Ashlea I love the photos and so glad you got to share the
    “Wren Love” with her Grandmas. Hugs “Dama Judy”

  3. Wow! Mutti’s got awesome skin. What’s her secret? Please divulge! Seriously, if you had not said that there were 30 years between the two pics, I would not have known.

    • Gore! I think Mutti would say make-up, no kidding. She’s always believed that wearing make-up has protected her skin from the elements! And good genes too…

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