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My mom is alive and well today and youthful (no matter what she says!) She is a retired nurse and is working 2 volunteer jobs a week. She has two dogs that keep her busy.
My mom is a very funny person. She can fill your day just telling dog stories of the dogs that we had as a family when I was growing up at home. People who meet my mom love her instantly and she has a lot of friends both where she lives and from her days working as a nurse in PA.
Her love for dogs is what something that she passed on to me. When I got married we instantly brought rescue dogs into our home and did some fosters as well. My mom didn't get rescue dogs until I was married and she lost (to their death) a number of dogs (within her moves to Michigan and to where she lives now). I'm so proud of her and feel that I brought that love of dogs full circle since she now adopts like my husband and I do.
My mom also passed on her love for other people to me and being outgoing and talking to anyone (and I mean even strangers walking their dog while we are walking ours!) I know that many of her few different settings as a nurse naturally opened up these opportunities to be outgoing and meeting new people all the time and doing things for them that are so nice.
The way in which she would give the shirt off her back to strangers is what I do to this day. I'm really thankful in the ways that my mom started when I was a young child, demonstrating how to live my life as a loving and quality adult. I love you Mom!
* To FTD: This photo that I'm using from your page is the gift that I'm giving my mom this year. I'm always getting flowers from you for my mom and (RIP) my mother-in-law and step-mom.
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