Saturday, August 6, 2011


Dear Mom,

I suppose you don’t know that my children have an older half sister, Jennifer. Although now that she’s older, I think she prefers Jenn. I met Jennifer when she was nine years old. Here’s a picture of her back then. What I love most about Jenn is her infectious laugh and smile—apparent as she is jumping on her pogo stick! And I said what I love most, but there's everything to love about Jenn.

She was a sweet girl and I’ve kept some things she has made for me. I wasn’t married to her dad all that long (5 years), but Jenn and I have kept in touch through the years. Now she’s a sweet woman!

Jenn’s married and has children of her own. This past Christmas she was able to get together with all her siblings—my children and her other half siblings.

Here’s a picture of all of them, including Jenn’s daughter, Alex. Erik and Ethan (the blonde headed boys) are children from their dad’s last marriage. Jennifer is on the far left. To Jenn's right is my Jessica. Below Jessica is my Rita (the one with the glasses). Ethan is in the front middle with Erik behind him. To the far right in the back is my Casey. In front of Casey is Alex.

The Happy Mother’s Day card Jenn made is nearly 28 years old! Time sure flies.

And here are some other things she made me.

I treasure the friendship I have with Jenn.


  1. What a lovely tribute. I love this post, Lynn.

  2. That's such a sweet story. I can't help but think that you must be the queen of memorabilia!


  3. Lynn,
    You have a heart of gold. This was precious.

  4. I agree with Pat. Lynn, you're not one of those people we see on television who have piles and piles of papers in their house, to the point they only have narrow little aisles to walk along in their homes, are you? YOUR piles of papers would apparently be notes and letters from your friends and family stretching back decades.

    What a lovely post.

  5. I would never part with treasures like that, either. What a moving post.

  6. I told Jennifer your post immediately struck a ntoe with me Lynn. That infectious laughter and smile are two things I also love about Jennifer (yes, she's stuck with me calling her Jennifer). Thanks for sharing these memories.


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