Mom–I wish I was a poet
The most influential woman in my life. Mary Elizabeth Woods Lightfoot. Dec. 29, 1913–Jan. 4, 2010.
She was not perfect, but in retrospect, it’s hard to find a flaw.
She didn’t always understand, but she loved unconditionally.
She didn’t hold a grudge that I know of.
She was a great cook, especially for the time that she was raising a family. I wanted TV dinners and Spaghetti-O’s and she was having none of that.
Her faith was everything to her. I think we all disappointed her on that score. Yet, she forgave and loved us with all her heart.