I loved this previous posting from last year when we visited Mom in Reno. She was cheerful this day and provided lots of laughs and food for the soul… Mom is a survivor and still a fighter on this Mothers Day 2013. She raised her children as a military Mom while Dad was fighting for our freedoms during WWII and the Korean War. She was a single mother with her first child, son Jerry, born 3 months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 while Dad was serving on the USS West Virginia. She waited for my father for all of WWII while he was serving aboard the USS Belle Grove (LSD2) in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. The rest of the Sparks clan came into the world right after the end of WWII and joined the boomer generation. There were thousands of WWII military mothers who served America during the “Greatest Generation” of warriors of that time. We now honor all military Moms on this Mothers Day, May 12, 2013. Never forget that the families of veterans of all wars served too…especially mothers, including my Mom…
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story (click to order book or Kindle)
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22, NIV)
We try to get Mom to laugh and usually have no problem doing so these days. We are grateful for she shows peace of mind. She is surrounded by loving caregivers. Our loved ones deserve peace and comfort at this time in their lives. My Mom like so many from WWII are all heroes and served too!
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story