Because all the cool kids are doing it, I wanted to briefly raise a glass (okay, coffee mug) to some of the MOMs I know.
If you did not make the list, it is probably only because I do not have a photo of you…please know how much respect I have for you and the sacrifices you have made to raise those biohazardous containers of goo more commonly described as children.
My great grandmother (second from left) holds down the fort with her brood: (l to r) Fran, Dorothy, John, Lee. The youngest, Lee, left us last year to end that generation.
My best man and good friend Voula, who cradles her infant in perhaps the sweetest photo I have ever taken
The bread of my brother Scott’s life are our mom, Jan, and his lovely wife Jenn, mother to 3 amazing children of infinite energy
Leela (laft) clowns around with our friend Piper, a woman of indomitable spirit and amazing mom to Ash.
Brother Scott and I (yes, that’s what I used to look like) flank our great grandmother Ruby
Nat and her husband John try to convince Aidan that the dog will not eat him…Aidan is now a giant
My cousin Sue, just a few years ago, not even thinking of the karmic retribution about to fall on her head in the form of two beautiful daughters
My brother Scott with our beloved grandmother Dorothy (above) and our mom Jan (below)
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