A mother’s light loves always. Loving a child means wanting the best for them. It isn’t always easy but worth it.
Today’s post is a pause to reflect on motherhood and the women who came before me. This week I had a few moments to look through old pictures and letters.
I had not realized that my great grandmother Mattie instilled a sense of strength in the women in our family. I share with you pictures of the three mothers who came before me as well as a picture of me and my son Caelan.
All four of us women like to write letters and send cards (there are so many to pick from and a true gift to still have many of them),
I selected one to share that impacted me the most this week....A birthday card my great grandmother wrote to my grandmother in 1939 when she was attending a two year college. It is evident the women in our family are strong and independent. My great grandmother Mattie writes, “Mildred why don’t you consider things and make out the best way you can for we want to fit you up in this world so you can make your own living, so you won’t have to take in washing or cook for someone. Now don’t do foolish. Love, Mama.”
I loved this because it was inside a birthday card and my great grandmother is taking the opportunity to push my grandmother to do better and be better. Great Grandma Mattie your strength went three generations deep.
Today and this weekend let’s reflect on the amazing mothers in our life. For a mother’s light loves always.
The three before me, Mattie Woody (my great grandmother), Millie Williams (my grandmother), & Bet Wayland (my mother). .
Bet Wayland, my mother & me
Me & My son Caelan
Letter from Mattie (great grandmother) to Millie (grandmother)