All my life I have had a camera in my hand nearly every where I go. It has captured fun memories but none as special as the pictures below. After years of pain and struggle my angelic mother returned home to her Father in heaven on December 30, 2012. A year before that, not knowing that her health would decline so quickly, she asked that we all plan to do everything we could to be together for Thanksgiving in 2012. Just one week before that celebration we were given the news that she didn't have much longer with us. If not for that request given to us a year in advance we wouldn't have had these pictures or the sweet memories of that wonderful week.