Happy Spring to ALL!
It’s that time of year when you begin thinking about Mother’s Day and what gift you want to give your Mom. I have just received the BEST MOTHER’S DAY GIFT EVER! My sweet children have given me the gift of family photos!
We, just like most of you, have been lax in having professional family photos taken. It is usually time constraints that causes us to keep pushing this to the back burner in our lives. Having lost my sweet mom in 2014 and my dad in 2015, PLEASE MAKE THIS A PRIORITY this year! We have been fortunate enough to keep the family farm in our family since my dad’s passing; what a blessing! This past Saturday, my husband, my children, their spouses and our grandson met at the farm for the family photos. I can’t begin to tell you how much fun we had. Our grandson was such a little ham! All you have to do to get his attention is put a pretty girl in front of him. He was absolutely adorable!
Toward the end of the photo session I asked my son if he thought he could get the tractor started that daddy had given him before he passed and bring it out into the field for some photos with us. The old Massey Ferguson cranked right up! Here he came chugging across the field like a kid in a candy story, grinning from ear-to-ear on the tractor. We all took turns hanging off it getting photos taken and taking short rides. I could see daddy smiling down from heaven knowing we were enjoying a day at the farm.
Contact your favorite photographer and set this up TODAY for your mom! Believe me, it will be one of the best gifts you will ever give her. Pick a favorite family gather place where everyone can just be themselves, have fun and let the smiles come unprompted!
Debra is mom to Allison and Christopher and “Grammy” to Levi. She resides in Charlotte but is a Tennesseean at heart. As mom of two grown children, she has years of wisdom and approaches life with love and humor.