Life as an adopted child can be difficult and challenging as my sister, brother and I experienced at a young age. Our biological parents were tragically separated from us and in their deaths we were introduced to the Wilsey family. Who took all three of us in after our tribal court awarded them legal custody.
Today I am blessed with my own son and several children I help raise, who are grandchildren to my girlfriend.
Today the children offered to help me water the gardens and it brought back memories of my mother who raised me. On this day of remembering it reminds me of why I enjoy some of the activites I participate in today.
If not for my Ma Wilsey, I probably would not have this desire to gardening and even painting. As challenging as it must have been for her to bring us into the home, she was continually providing an excellent example of how to take care of the family home. This included everything from cleaning to making gardens and weeding the lawn on the weekends while the fellow played ball.
Thanks Mom for instilling some value in me to pass along.
Have a blessed day and remember all those who motivate us to care for each other.