Dean and I have been so pleased to receive a number of old photographs from his sister, Melissa, as she goes through their mother's things. This is one of our favorites:
Dean looks like he's two or three here, so we figure the photo was taken around 1952. His mom is so pretty, isn't she? I would loved to have known her when she was a young mom. She was so bright and accomplished, yet she loved being a mother more than anything in the world. She raised a wonderful son and I'll be forever grateful for how she welcomed me with open arms when Dean and I married. I miss her so much.
I'm glad we have these pictures of her.