Although I celebrated my ‘first’ Mother’s Day last year with a big pregnant belly, this is my first actual Mother’s Day with Emma-Kate. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful little person as my daughter. Every day she amazes me and every day being a mother makes me appreciate my own mom even more. A mom’s work never ends and a mom’s love is the most special and true  – no matter what the circumstance. Thank you to my mom, Paula, for the many wonderful lessons and memories  you’ve given me over the years.

Here’s a very special slide-show of family photos to honor my mom, grandmothers and great-grandmother. I love you all dearly.