Today, February 18th is my Mom, Nell Trotter Hankins Birthday! I am so honored to do a little tribute to her on this fine day.
You know, my mom has been an amazing person in my life. She has always been there for me and has always believed in me. That truly is the coolest thing ever. Sometimes she had to shut her eyes and just pray that I would make the right decision and then there were times when she just had to tell me what the right decision was! LOL! A very compassionate person who has a dictionary for a mind. If you ever need to know how to spell something or what something means, she can readily hand you the information! She loves history, is an avid reader and does handwork to fill the time when she is not volunteering. Every gray hair in mom's head was given to her by yours truly. What can I say, I was the black sheep in the family! LOL!
I wrote to her today in a card, that when I was a kid in elementary school, there was no better feeling than to look up after school and see her sweet face standing there waiting to walk me home from school. She and I have always been "Pals" as we used to say, and we would would walk and talk about what I did in school that day. Once home, we shared Eskimo pies...You know those ice cream treats...Just because she knew how much I loved them. ...Now to me folks, that's a mother's love.
My family came into Austin to take "Granna" out to dinner to celebrate. The true miracle here is that we found a day we could be together all in one room. So good to be with everybody and to celebrate this very important day.
Granna and her infamous throw away camera! LOL!
Finny Giving Granna some Lovin'.
Liya Katherine's Turn!
Happy 80th Birthday Mama! I love you so much!
Your Grateful Son,
Jim Ragon Hankins