"Memories of Momma" — A 71 Day Photo Tribute (Day 17)



Continuing with the bunny rabbit theme, Mom and I are sitting in our kitchen floor playing with a few little white bunnies. I love Mom's expression in this photo, like she had just paused from baby-talk to the rabbits.

This photo must have been taken right after work/school, because Mom is still wearing her uniform from Quincy's steakhouse where she worked as a waitress, and I'm still wearing my school clothes. Check out the Barn Christian Academy school t-shirt with matching red ruffles on my blue jean shorts. I bet my Mom loved having a daughter who she could doll up and make clothes for. I remember this one time I wore a poofy green frilly dress for a Christmas sing-a-long at school. Mom sewed little bells inside the poofy skirt so that whenever I would twirl or bounce, the bells would ring. I was so proud of that green dress with the jingle bells.

I digress. Look at her frosty blue eyeshadow. Her makeup was always on point. Love her! 

*It's Day 17 of my 71 day photo series in honor of my dear sweet Momma who passed away on 03.21.2016 after a harrowing 71 day health battle. Those 71 days do not define her. Oh no. What defines her — and me — are the incredible 66 years that she lived her life. I hope you enjoy these snapshots of the beautiful moments and memories of her life.