The TallGrass Blog

Grandmothers and All Mothers
02/25/2011 Gail Ridings
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Grandmothers are usually wiser, calmer, more appreciative especially when it comes to family, and are able to babysit with the convenience of returning that wonderful grandchild when they are exhausted (either the grandchild or the grandmother). I have to admit that I’m a bit jealous of their pictures and stories.

My grandmother, Edna Bond, was a source of much joy and fun when I was growing up. So, I suggest that we honor not only our mothers, but our stepmothers, grandmothers, surrogate mothers, and any other “mothers” in our lives. We are much blessed to share the world with them.

And although I have no children and am not officially a mother, I believe that I’m a mother to our dogs, cats and horses. And, I’m heartbroken to report that we lost our five-year-old white Labrador, Ginger, to cancer a couple of weeks ago. Many of you have seen her greeting you at the TallGrass door along with her co-spa dog, Lilly. Here’s hoping she’s chasing a tennis ball and then jumping into the nearest pond!