This is one of my most favorite photos of all time. While we were growing up, Dad always bought us corsages for Mother’s day because someday we were all going to be mothers ourselves. He’s just so lovely and amazing in that way. I always loved that tradition. I loved looking at the flowers in the refrigerator. I loved wearing them to church.
When this photo was taken had just turned 19, just started college, just taken my first real steps out into the world and this was the last Mother’s Day where we were all at home together like all the Mother’s Days we had growing up. Ready for church with our corsages. And then Dad said something really funny and clicked the camera while we were laughing and captured the end of an era. Just as I remember it in my mind. Full of fun and love and big laughs and happiness and all my girls.