Monday, January 22, 2007

Citizen of the Year!


On Saturday night Mom was chosen as Citizen of the Year in Effingham. Mom raised eight kids born over a twelve year period. She was a registered nurse, anesthesiologist and writer. She also was a tutor, inspirer, disciplinarian and counselor. She and Dad were married for 53 years until he passed away in 2003.

Mom is going through some tough times since she was diagnosed with cancer a couple of months ago. Having to go through Chemo Therapy is not a pleasant experience but Mom is doing it with her typical positive and cheerful approach to life.

I’m glad that she was honored with this award.

2 comments:

Becky McCray said...

Congratulations, Mom! It sounds like you richly deserve this award. Thank you for making a difference in your community.

Matt Hirtzel said...

Congratulations to you and your mom! Now I know where you get your giving spirit, Jack!