I discovered this photo after mom passed away but it instantly became the screen saver on my phone. I love so much about this. This glasses are just too wonderful. And her smile. Mom was quick to smile and offer a welcome. Here she sits, with child number four in just over five years (and still one more to join the brood) always looking calm. And there I am, with my own baby, trying to be a mommy.
This is one of the stories I never really chased. What was it like to have four little people in the house? Did she get one out of diapers before the next arrived? I know it was not uncommon. My cousins and many of my friends have stair step siblings. Shortly after this photo, we would move to Arizona and it was easy enough to open the back door and let us play outside. But that is still a lot to wrangle.