When Spring finally arrives it always brings thoughts of my mother. She loved Spring
and loved flowers, especially Pansies. She passed away 12 years ago, but I think about her often and the simple pleasures she taught us to appreciate. I recently spent a weekend
compiling some pictures of my mother onto a CD, to give to my sisters
and my uncle in Germany.
I added the song, "Edelweiss", which was my mother's favorite song.
This was a little garden on the side of her house.
My mother had the chance to visit her sister in Germany two years before she died.
This is my mother (sitting) and her oldest sister, Anna,
who lived in Nurnberg, Germany.
My mother had beautiful skin and hair and never looked her age.
I think that God knew that she wasn't going to reach old age.
This old castle in Germany is near the town that I was born in.
This was taken in Gatlinburg six months before my mother passed away.