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Adoption, Family, Parenting

Mother’s Day Salute

Lots of Moms to remember today, in the family and among our extended group of good friends.

I learn from them, and draw from their strength and example — not just today but every day.

Wishing each of them a Happy Mother’s Day.

My mother, Ginger Salvatore, introduces me to the rest of the family, May 30, 1966.

My mother, Ginger Salvatore, introduces me to the rest of the family, May 30, 1966.

 

My mother-in-law, Dena, holding my brother-in-law, Dean. That's Basil at right. This was likely snapped just before -- as family legend goes -- he asked when they could send Dean back! Wish time had been kinder to this photo; we have so few from Basil's childhood. I almost cropped it tightly, but I love the details in the background: the autumn leaves, the sedan door standing open, as though they couldn't wait to catch the moment; the car that's behind them.

My mother-in-law, Dena, holding my brother-in-law, Dean. That’s Basil at right. This was likely snapped just before — as family legend goes — he asked when they could send Dean back! Wish time had been kinder to this photo; we have so few from Basil’s childhood. I almost cropped it tightly, but I love the details in the background: the autumn leaves, the sedan door standing open, as though they couldn’t wait to catch the moment; the car that’s behind them.

 

Still getting to know each other: Me and my first mother, Pat, last summer. Still can't believe I was able to find her.

Still getting to know each other: Me and my first mother, Pat, last summer. Still can’t believe I was able to find her.

 

Catherine and me. She's my pride and joy ... and occasionally acknowledges me in public.

Catherine and me. She’s my pride and joy … and occasionally acknowledges me in public.

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

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