Mother love SURVIVES

I THOUGHT MY MOTHER , Veta, was the most wonderful mother in the world. There was nothing she wouldn't do for her four boys and two girls. She was everything to us—always there when we needed her.

We looked on her as a survivor and as a mother who would never leave her children. I believe mothering is a lot like nursing. Like a nurse, a mother stays by your side, no matter what, giving care, comfort, love. That was my mother! She saw us through some really tough times. She did that for other people, too. One of my brothers had a friend whose mom had died. When his dad remarried, his stepmother rejected him. He came to our house one day and asked my mom to adopt him. She did.

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Through a spiritual lens-MOTHER AND CHILD
May 13, 2002

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