Saturday, May 11, 2013

Dedicated to Pequeña Palmero

I love her, my mom.
Happy Mothers' Day!

La quiero, mi mamá.
¡Feliz Día de la Madre!

Wendy Lousie Palmero (Akerstrom adopted surname,)
Huntington Park, Huntington Beach,  1946 (?)
"We're not the Hallmark mother, just the Velveteen Mothers.

The angular, hard edges of perfection are being sanded down by all our scrapes and falls, till we’re round and soft and can get close enough to each other to just hold each other.

Only when you’re broken are you tender enough to wrap yourself around anyone.
Only the broken people can really embrace.

Find each other and hold onto each other and offer the hug of the broken who know the relief that homemaking is about making a home, not perfection, that motherhood is a hallowed space because children aren’t commonplace, that anyone who fosters dreams and labor prayers is a mother to the child in us all."  - Ann Voskamp,  Mother's Day is for the Birds

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