Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Scapbook and Marine Homecoming!

Our Mother's Day 2011 celebration has proven to be one of the best days of my life.  I finally got to see my grandson, Michael, after his time stationed in Afghanistan.  He looked fantastic with his new muscular body and sun tan.  He has matured into a man who thinks of others first!  Thank you United States Marine Corps!

My daughter, Stephanie, presented me with a beautiful Mother's Day Tribute in the form of a scrapbook.  As you can see by the photos of just some of the pages, it is full of great family photos and beautiful seniments.  I cried.

I was a single parent most of my life and always worried that my daughter wouldn't get all she needed to grow up properly.  She has grown into an amazing woman, wife, and mother.

We used to sing, "You and Me Against
the World," and dance around the living room. 

So much changed when my daughter became a mother herself.  She's a fantastic mother!

Here's my daughter with each of her children.

My beautiful granddaughter, Tori, wrote me a poem. I'll post it in the next post.

On the left is my other daughter, Chali and her husband Doug, then Jeff, Stephanie's husband, my husband, me, and my granddaughter Tori.

             At times our family is a little silly as you can see by these photos.

My grandson graduating from Marine boot camp. 

Here he is showing off his muscles.

This is the part that made me cry!

This is my terrific dog, Lucy.   

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Susanne Drazic said...

Beautiful post, Kathy. Happy Mother's Day!

terri.forehand said...

Wonderful tribute to you as a mom. Congratulations on an awesome gift.


Janet Ann Collins said...

I'm glad you have such a loving family, Kathy.

Nicole weaver said...


Thanks so much for sharing this. What a beautiful gift. I am so very happy for you.

Nicole Weaver
Trilingual Children's Author

kathy stemke said...

Thank you all for visiting. Happy Mother's Day to all od you too!