|Barley and the coal bridge|
Today, as Barley and I took a perfect walk under beautiful blue skies down to see the coal bridge on this Mother's Day, I found myself missing my grandma a little more than usual. I'm so thankful to have had such a strong, independent, stubborn woman in my life for so many years. I think it's safe to say I have more than a little bit of her personality in me.
I also tried three different times to start a post about my own mom and what she means to me--which has increased tenfold in the years since I've added my own pets to my life--and words escaped me, so I'll just end with this throwback to 1988 (or 1989) when my mom was balancing a 4 (or 5)-year-old me, a 2 (or 3)-year-old dog, and my toddler sister and doing a really awesome job of being exactly the mom we all needed.
Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful mother's in my life! The pets and I would be lost without you.