. . . Something I can say with certainty:
There was never a moment of doubt, not a single moment, but that my mother loved all of us children with her whole heart. She was, and in eternal life remains, the very embodiment of maternal love.
I can say the same of my grandmothers, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmothers-in-law, a whole host of aunts of assorted stripes, and a collection of other fine women who have been mothers to me.
I am very well supplied.
Photo: My mother’s baptism cross, and a heart pendant my stepmother gave me. Love them both.