This is a tribute to all the Country Mothers out there. Matriarchs. The foundation of everything; having withstood the strongest of storms, and serving as living examples of values to be cherished. Majestic oak trees with deep roots, strong trunks, and widespread branches connecting the family. Their down home MO inspires. Home made pie, gardens, tree houses, clotheslines, flowers, stews, sweet tea, hard work, honesty, and dreams.
This July 4th weekend we traveled to Saratoga to visit my mother, for a much needed respite. It gave pause to me reflecting on her strength and her way of living. She's a first class lady who provides inspiration even in her subtleties. Watching her with my children reminds me how lucky we all are.