Jan Morgan taught legions of students as a career educator, but her best work was with her own children.
l learned how to mash potatoes from my mother. I learned so well that my son won’t let anyone else make the dish at home.
She taught me the power of the written word and that a job worth doing is worth doing well.
She demonstrated that strength and intelligence are the best qualities in a woman. I found those traits in an Oklahoma girl and married her.
We’re closer than ever today, even though we live six hours apart.
She keeps me in hand-picked pecans and our family in handmade quilts. She’s too nice to us at Christmas.
Last October, I went to a World Series game for the first time. Standing in the cold, my mother was by my side, as she as always been.
Do me a favor tomorrow.
If your mother lives close, hug her. If she doesn’t, call her. If she’s gone, think of her.
Happy Mother’s Day.