my mom has been dead a long time now. but i remember her clearly and with much love. she had the grace to allow me to be myself and supported me through my choices and drastically different life than her own. she is my model for my mothering. 
i am lucky to have one kid of each kind, ian and hannah. we have had rocky times, but we are fine together. i love these beautiful twenty somethings. i am so lucky. 

snow today. quite a bit. woodstove on. reading quietly. a good day.