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A to Z of Thankful Me: M

A to Z Challenge, Day 13:  M


M is for Mom, a title turned name
And one that I very proudly will claim.


M is also for Music, which brightens my days
And speaks to my soul in so many ways.


My grandma playing the piano in my childhood home




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Thanks for moms and children.

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  1. Look how cute those little kids were!
    My daughter is the first person in our family (on either side!) who can actually play a musical instrument. I love having the sound of the piano filling the house.

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    1. Way to go, Buttercup! That will be a blessing throughout her life.

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  2. Modesty ardorns you, but to me, being a Mom and a Musical one at that is a great gift. I'm neither.

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    1. I hope this post did not make you melancholy--that was not my intent.

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    2. Just Mildly, but not because of your blog. Never hold back because of others!
      You are a wonderful mom!!

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  3. …(trying to see the car in the background to figure out the year of the first photo).

    next to (the love of) reading, music is as truly essential to a full life

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    1. 1998, if I'm not mistaken. If you were judging by our car, it would probably be 10 years earlier. :-)

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  4. Just love the family picture!

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  5. How true that "Mom" is a title, turned name.

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    1. It's always rather funny when multiple women turn toward the cry, "MOM!"

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  6. Wonderful, wonderful family pic! Everyone's looking at the camera and no one is picking their nose! Score! And love your grandma at the piano!

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    1. Or giving bunny ears to their sibling. . .

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