Today is my Mother's birthday. I miss her so very much. Hazel Marie Duff Reed. She felt great pride using her maiden name and her married name. She did this without any fanfare and long before it was a popular thing to do. As with her style, she did it quietly and never explained to anyone the reason why. She carried her family name and her marriage name with pride.
I could fill an entire library of the reasons she was so very important to me. Also, I know there would be a long line of others who would want to contribute their reasons as well. However, if you knew her, you know she would wonder what all the fuss was about.
My Mother loved children. I thought it appropriate on her birthday that a child sing one of her favorite songs "Amazing Grace." This rendition is by Rhema Marvanne and is so sweet. Please enjoy this video and if your Mother is still with you...Give her a hug!
Until the next,