Throwback Thursday: Mother’s Day Edition


I was looking through an old family album recently when I came across a drawing I made for my mom one Mother’s Day. It is a pencil sketch of a tulip with sentiment and instruction at the bottom. This photo is the property of Leslie Wiggins

A few pages later, I found another one.

This photo is the property of Leslie Wiggins

And in a box of old photos, I found a Mother’s Day poem written by my little brother:

I love you, Mom.

You’re the best.

If you were to leave,

It wouldn’t be that best.

So true.

I kept digging through that box and found some precious photographs of me and the women who mothered me.

Mom & me circa summer 1978:

This photo is the property of Leslie Wiggins

I spent a lot of time at my grandmother’s house after I was born because Mom was finishing nursing school. My great-grandmother, who I’m named after, lived in a trailer on my grandparents’ property, so I spent a lot of time with her, too. Here’s a picture of the three of us:

This photo is the property of Leslie WigginsHelen, my grandmother, is holding me, and her mother, Imogene (“Mama Gene”), is standing behind us.

I was also heavily mothered (in a good way) by my Aunt Carol.

this photo is the property of Leslie Wiggins

I must have just had a bath. Actually, it looks like I just finished peeing on my aunt’s leg. And it was hilarious.

I’m so grateful for the women who had the greatest influence on me during my most formative decade+ of life. Happy Mother’s Day!

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One thought on “Throwback Thursday: Mother’s Day Edition

  1. What a joy you were to us. Your mom was gracious enough to share you with me when I would call and beg. We had some good times.

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