It’s been many years since I got to spend a Mother’s Day with my mom. So what a special treat it was that she was able to visit us over Mother’s Day weekend! My mother has overlooked a plethora of my faults. She always takes a genuine interest in my life and loves her little grands to pieces. They love to write her and my dad letters and watch excitedly for a response in the mail. Every major event in our lives does not seem to be complete without writing or telling my parents about it. It was a beautiful, sunny weekend and my mom and I enjoyed cruising around the city-wide garage sales. My dad and the boys enjoyed kayaking down the river and got in some fishing time. We all enjoyed touring Fort Donelson. My dad has a way of bringing history to life and telling us interesting little tidbits about the events. We love Tennessee, but really miss these special people!