. . . but once a day,
I utter a big, fat, juicy Thank you
to the Sweet Spirit of Surprise
for the woman who birthed me, Ada (left)
and the woman who continues to help raise me, Helen (right)
for my grandmother, Maude
for my grandmother, Katie Belle
for my great grandmother, Ever Leila
(Isn’t that a fabulous name?)
the woman who raised my husband and raised him Right, Mary
and for the people who made me a Mother.
I am luckier than I deserve.