Happy #91 to my mother on Mother’s Day

Our wonderful mother turned 91 on May 10 and Mother’s Day. It’s a double celebration and another chance to celebrate a wonderful life. She was born in Ciego de Avila, Cuba and we thank her for everything that she (and my late father) did for us. 

It was my mom and dad who decided to come to the U.S. so the three of us would grow up in freedom.  They saw communism eye to eye, fought it, learned how evil it is, and decided that it was not for them. 

It was not an easy decision to pick up and leave your homeland. They were forced to start all over again in the U.S.  Yes, it was tough at first, but my parents were so grateful that the U.S. gave us a new chance to start again. 

One of my favorite memories was 1984 and how she worked hard to become a U.S. citizen.  Why 1984? She wanted to vote for President Reagan and say thank you to the U.S. 

We take a few minutes to share some quotes about mothers:

“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.” –Mildred B. Vermont“

There’s nothing like a mama-hug.” –Terri Guillemets

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes 

Call your mom and wish her a very happy day!  I speak with mine every day and learn something new every time, from politics to hearing her latest joke. 

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