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.


Becky McCray said...

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

Anonymous said...

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