There's so much I can say about my mother Madeline. She's one of those women who does it all. She is incredibly giving, loving, and will do anything for anyone, sometimes to a fault. I always worry that people will break her heart.
Mom is 69. She's an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She works wonders with fabric. Personally I think she should go into business making sewn, home goods.
Here she is sewing a dress for my daughter.
Mom was born in Puerto Rico in September of 1943. My siblings and I are no strangers to old stories. We've been told countless times how she ran around barefoot with her brothers all day so she could save her shoes for school. How "back then" a penny went a long way. That we don't know how lucky we are to have an actual bathroom, because her "letrina"-outhouse- was so scary!
Sadly, mom isn't getting any younger. She asked me to make her a book so she could write down her life's stories. She wants it to be a keepsake for us and the grandkids. I see it more as something she can leave behind that will be passed on for generations to come.
This is mom's book.
I can't imagine my life without her!