Happy Mothers Day!!!!
This lovely picture of my 88 year old Mom was taken last year by my niece, photographer Gabrielle Chapin Cowsert of G. Chapin Studios in New Orleans. Mom was visiting rose gardens in Oregon with her two granddaughters-- it was also a trip to check off the last of all the 50 states on Mom's "to be visited" list. She's done them all, and instilled in us not just a love of roses (she has over 50 varieties in her own garden) but a love of travel and new adventures.
Happy Mother's Day to my mom, to all moms, grand-moms, aunties, godmothers and women friends who nurture us with friendship, love and encouragement as we make our way through life.
May we all continue to stop and smell the roses every day of our lives.