Happy Mother's Day 2018

Being a daughter, being the mother of a daughter, each in its own way is one of the defining relationships of my life.  I learned so much from each of you.  Your presence in my life shaped who I am.  Your unconditional love and acceptance allows me to become all I am meant to be.  My heart is filled with love. 

 Shirley Ann Schroeder Wade Hoffman, Katie Scarlett Kaplan, and me, Cynthia Kay Wade   

Shirley Ann Schroeder Wade Hoffman, Katie Scarlett Kaplan, and me, Cynthia Kay Wade

 

I am also grateful beond measure for those "extra" people who have defined me as a mom and brough so much added and unexpected joy into my life.  First it was "The Givens," Kate's lifellong friends, Janice, Lauren and Haley.  And my beautiful brown eyed daughter, Vero Castro Lopez who made me an instant soccer mom.  Last but not least, Trevor Fortin, my future son-in-law who brought me that sport's loving boy that I always wanted.

 Vero Castro Lopez, Katie Scarlett Kaplan and Trevor Fortin. May 2016.

Vero Castro Lopez, Katie Scarlett Kaplan and Trevor Fortin. May 2016.

 HaHa!  From Halloween, probably circa 2004.  The Givens.  Janice, Kate, Haley and Lauren.  They have grown into lovely young women, but I couldn't find a photo.  Sorr girls...  but really this is how I remember you.   

HaHa!  From Halloween, probably circa 2004.  The Givens.  Janice, Kate, Haley and Lauren.  They have grown into lovely young women, but I couldn't find a photo.  Sorr girls...  but really this is how I remember you.

 

And of course, my fur baby, Bella, the do-over.dog.

Bella with lipstick 2.jpg

My heart is overflowing.