Thursday, January 22, 2009


My mom came in last weekend for a visit. I told her I didn't have anything to do, but forgot we had a baby shower for Averi and we needed to go to the hospital in Dallas to see a little girl. Every time she comes I put her to work. It doesn't get to be a "get-away" weekend for her at all. She is the Director of the Chamber of Commerce in Colorado City, Texas and it sure keeps her running. I'm grateful for her job because she really enjoys it most of the time and I think she would get pretty bored if she didn't have it.

She loves having all the kids home for Christmas, and this past Christmas some of the grandkids didn't get to make it - which was a little sad for her. She cooks a huge meal and makes lots of sweets. She sets tables up in her garage for all the grandkids to put their suitcases on and at bedtime, everyone grabs a blanket and pillow and finds a spot on the floor. Every year she does as much work as the year before. There was only one time I looked over and saw her sitting on the couch asleep. So peaceful. She was happy. Mom has always been such a giving person. Whatever any of us needed, she did her best to provide. I will always be grateful to her for teaching us to give. And to cook and sew. And to make our homes be a haven for others. She made sure we knew those things when we married.

The girls wanted some pictures with Nanny because all the big kids had their pictures made with her when they were little. So after the shower Sunday afternoon we went to the park and used what little light we had left and got these pictures. She didn't want to take her glasses off, but I love the ones with them off. Her eyes are so blue. These are some of our favorites. Thanks, Mom, for all you do. I'm so grateful for you. I love you.

5 thoughts:

Cathy said...

Isn't she beautiful!

lauren clark said...

Wow! These are great! Hannah is getting so T A L L !You have got to try and win the next Love Affair Scholarship, Carol!

Ashlee , JT. Soph, Shiloh, and Baby Tollett said...

Carol Howard...where have you been my whole life?! Oh how I miss you. I keep up with you through your blog..your pics are gorgeous! Marla and I want to encourage you to post a weekly bible study - it would be so encouraging. You are amazing and I miss and love you to pieces. Let's get together soon?

Randy said...

wolf whistle....wolf whistle.... Carol is this where you got those fine legs from????

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Shelley said...

Your mom is still as beautiful as she was when she taught Acteens at FBC in Colorado City. I love her!Thanks for having the pics...the girls are just as beautiful.