I've always shown photographs of my mother, on and around Mother's Day, in scenes showing her with me as a young child. Holding me in a red snowsuit. Holding me on my first Christmas.
This year, I thought I'd show an image before she was my mother, before anyone called her "Mom."
Because I want to celebrate the special woman that she is, without children as a factor.
Here's to the great woman who would become a great mother, who was, and continues to be, great.