|Tommy, just a few months old - 1990|
|2010 Tom age 20, me age 37|
When life was challenging I dreamed of the days when my duties as a mom would diminish. When days were hard trying to be mommy, wife, daughter, student, employee, and friend, I would think of the days when things would be easier. Truthfully, things are easier when our children reach adulthood in the some ways. We no longer have to worry about simple daily chores such as homework, bathtime, etc. But I can tell you the worry never ends! You still want the best for your child, even when your child is an adult. The hopes, dreams and fears stay with a mother forever.
Tommy is my first great blessing. Luckily for me, some years later I would be additionally blessed with my husband and 3 more sons. My husband has been a second father for Tom. He has been there to do all the hard work with me. To set rules and boundaries and enforce them. He has been with Tommy since Tommy was 3 years old. If you ask Tom, I'm sure he cannot remember a time before Tony came into our lives. We were lucky to find him. I know this always.
|age 6 months|
|Tommy and I at his high school graduation|
Tommy age 19, me age 36 June 2009